Trademark. Legal news and articles for August 18 - 31, 2011

Godfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankingsUS court declines to examine Levi's EU trade mark infringement claimsFinal Announcement: Fall 2011 Submissions Due TodayTHE DARK SIDE: I don't want to be a member of the State BarRick Ross Sued Over 'Teflon Don' Album Title"BILLI/CAT" Have No Connection With Measuring Tapes, Thus An Arbitrary Mark ...Rick Ross Being SuedBegging to Differ with Esther Dyson on gTLDs, Part 1Don't Mess With Texas... Or, Well, Don't Use That Slogan As A Book Title Or ...Attorney Courtney G. Tito Joins the West Palm Beach Office of McDonald Hopkins ...What's NOT a domain name?Making the TMR more European?RealNetworks crushes Dutch webmaster for hyperlinkAustralia Inches Closer to Plain Cigarette Packaging LawTrademark bill for tobacco companies

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Godfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankings
Wisbusiness.comAugust 31, 2011

... James A. Sheriff (Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law); Peter M. Sommerhauser (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); Nicholas P. Wahl (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law) ...more »

US court declines to examine Levi's EU trade mark infringement claims
Out-Law.comAugust 31, 2011

Levi also asserted a number of claims against Papikian under US federal and state law to a Californian district court. Under the provisions of the Directive trade mark proprietors are entitled to prevent third parties using similar or identical signs ...more »

Final Announcement: Fall 2011 Submissions Due Today
American University Intellectual Property BriefAugust 31, 2011

Eric is a 3L at the Washington College of Law and the 2011-2012 Editor-in-Chief of the IPBrief. He is interested in trademark law, copyright law, and various aspects of international IP. He is currently a law clerk at Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett ...more »

THE DARK SIDE: I don't want to be a member of the State Bar
Wisconsin Law JournalAugust 30, 2011

I'm not an expert in trademark law, but I know enough to know likelihood of confusion is an element of the offense. And there is really no possible way that anyone could confuse Lexis with the State Bar of Wisconsin. As I said, I'ma Westlaw man, ...more »

Rick Ross Sued Over 'Teflon Don' Album Title
PrefixmagAugust 30, 2011

... his real name is Donald Askey Jr. He alleges that the Bawse, DJ Khaled, Universal Music Group, Slip-N-Slide Records, Def Jam Recordings, and Maybach Music Group all committed "trademark infringement, common-law trademark rights, trademark delusion, ...more »

"BILLI/CAT" Have No Connection With Measuring Tapes, Thus An Arbitrary Mark ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 30, 2011

It is well established in Trademark Law that Trademarks fall into four specific categories. The Delhi High Court in the case of Klas Tape Company v. Vinod Hardware Store & Ors, while stating that Klas Tape's (Plaintiff) mark "BILLI and/or CAT" was an ...more »

Rick Ross Being Sued
HipHopBlog.com (blog)August 30, 2011

The suit officially charges all parties with “trademark infringement, common-law trademark rights, trademark delusion, unfair competition, tortious interference and fraud and identity theft," for using the 'Teflon Don' name. ...more »

Begging to Differ with Esther Dyson on gTLDs, Part 1
ADOTASAugust 29, 2011

By law, actual words can't be trademarks, but specific arrangements of words – such as Evernote or Apple Computer – can be protected.” The trademark law has explained a century ago that generic words cannot be trademarked. Naïve entrepreneurs so often ...more »

Don't Mess With Texas... Or, Well, Don't Use That Slogan As A Book Title Or ...
TechdirtAugust 29, 2011

Amazingly, the state doesn't even seem to want to hide the fact that it's flat out abusing trademark law. Remember, trademark law is only supposed to prevent confusion and no "moron in a hurry" is going to think that the Texas Department of ...more »

Attorney Courtney G. Tito Joins the West Palm Beach Office of McDonald Hopkins ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 26, 2011

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm focused on business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, intellectual property, healthcare, and estate planning. The firm has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, ...more »

What's NOT a domain name?
AXcess NewsAugust 26, 2011

By law, actual words can't be trademarks, but specific arrangements of words – such as Evernote or Apple Computer – can be protected. Mr. Javed's response - The trademark law has explained a century ago that generic words cannot be trademarked. ...more »

Making the TMR more European?
MARQUES Class 46August 26, 2011

He tells us: "I'm sure you are familiar with The Trademark Reporter, INTA's academic (and peer reviewed) trade mark law review. As one of the reviewers I have been asked to see whether we would be able to increase the number of contributions from ...more »

RealNetworks crushes Dutch webmaster for hyperlink
Macworld UKAugust 26, 2011

A Dutch judge granted this in an ex-parte ruling, based on an alleged violation of copyright law and trademark law. The company claims that Edskes was hosting the infringing software. The move to secretly obtain the order was meant to ensure that ...more »

Australia Inches Closer to Plain Cigarette Packaging Law
International Business Times AUAugust 25, 2011

The plain packaging bill and a related measure amend trademark law to let tobacco companies use their trademarks in other places than on cigarette packs. The bills passed unopposed in the lower house and will now move to the Senate. ...more »

Trademark bill for tobacco companies
Summit SunAugust 18, 2011

The Coalition's spokesman on the issue, Dr Andrew Southcott, said that the effect of the legislation would enable the government to introduce regulations over-riding trademark law - a rare and worrying extension of executive power. ...more »

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