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So what if you're family? Gucci wins Italian trademark case against founder’s great-grandsons

Italy, USA - August 2 2012 Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Missoni, Versace, and Gucci are all high fashion brands that are instantly identifiable but also have something else in common; their marks consist of the last name of their founders

Anthony V. Lupo

Holy smokes Batman! Court finds Batmobile replicas infringe DC Comics’ copyrights

USA - February 13 2013 On February 7, 2013, the US District Court for the Central District of California granted plaintiff DC Comics' motion for summary judgment in part…

Sarah L. Bruno

Monkey business: epic copyright battle erupts over selfie

Canada, USA - August 8 2014 In an IP-related story that seems ripped from the headlines of The Onion, a British photographer has claimed exclusive ownership of a Nat Geo-worthy…

Alec P. Rosenberg

Court dismisses defamation lawsuit against TripAdvisor’s “dirtiest hotels”

USA - September 6 2012 The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee recently granted TripAdvisor LLC’s (“TripAdvisor”) Motion to Dismiss the defamation lawsuit filed by Plaintiff Kenneth M. Seatons’s Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (“Grand Resort”).

Anthony V. Lupo

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board affirms rejection of Lululemon’s oversized logo as ornamental

USA - January 31 2013 The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) affirmed a decision rejecting Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc.'s…

Sarah L. Bruno, Anthony V. Lupo