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Category Archives: trademark infringement

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Former Fresh Prince Star Sues the Maker of ‘Fortnite’ for Profiting Off of His Likeness; Claims Rights to the ‘Carlton Dance’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, actor Alfonso Ribeiro — formerly a star on the hit sitcom ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ — has filed lawsuits against the creators of two popular video games: Fortnite and NBA 2K. In his legal claim,  Mr. Ribeiro contends that the companies that made these games are… Read More »

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Florida Brewery Files Trademark Infringement Claim Against Saugatuck Brewing Company

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Holland Sentinel, Three Daughters Brewing — a family owned brewery based in St. Petersburg, Florida — has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Saugatuck Brewing Company. Headquartered in Michigan, Saugatuck distributes its products at locations across the country, including in Miami, West Palm Beach, and St. Petersburg. On November… Read More »

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Costco Appeals Multi-Million Trademark Loss to Tiffany & Co.

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Last year, the prominent wholesaler Costco was ordered to pay luxury jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. more than $19 million for trademark infringement. A New York state judge determined that Costco was improperly selling ‘knock off’ Tiffany engagement rings to consumers. The company was ordered to pay: Treble damages on $3.7 million in profits… Read More »

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Who Owns the 12th Man? Texas A&M Prevails Over Soap Company in Trademark Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most football fans have probably heard the term ‘12th man’ mentioned before during a broadcast. With 11 players on the field at any given time for each team, the 12th man is often used to refer to the crowd that can provide the home team with a little extra boost through its enthusiasm and… Read More »

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Trademark Case Watch: Florida Pizzeria Prevails Over State of New Jersey

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On May 17th, 2018, the New Jersey Law Journal reported on a relatively unusual trademark dispute involving a small Florida pizza chain and the state of New Jersey. The case provides an instructive example of the key issues that must be reviewed in any trademark infringement dispute. In New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Jersey Boardwalk… Read More »

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The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles Have Filed Joint Trademark Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Prior to taking the field as opponents in Super Bowl LII, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have teamed up in the courtroom. According to reporting from Courthouse News Service, the two NFL franchises have joined with the NFL’s League Office in order to file a collective trademark lawsuit against an alleged counterfeiting… Read More »

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Eleventh Circuit Court Issues Decision in ‘Commodores’ Trademark Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Commodores is an American funk/soul band that was originally formed in 1968. Over the decades, this band has had many different members, most notably Lionel Richie. Recently, the band has been locked in a trademark infringement lawsuit with a former member. On January 9th, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the… Read More »

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The Ban on ‘Immoral’ and ‘Scandalous’ Trademarks Has Been Ruled Unconstitutional

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a regulation that banned disparaging trademarks. In a unanimous decision, the nation’s highest court determined that the USPTO’s ‘disparagement clause’ was in direct violation of the First Amendment. Now, following much the same logic, the United States Court of Appeals for the… Read More »

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New York Mets Accuse Florida Medical Services Company of Trademark Infringement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the New York Post, the New York Mets have filed a trademark complaint against Comprehensive Health Services, a medical services company based in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Comprehensive Health Services a trademark for their proprietary software that goes by the name… Read More »

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Coachella Brings Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Urban Outfitters

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Coachella is one of the most prominent musical festivals in the United States. Many of the nation’s top acts perform each year. Tickets for this year’s April event sold out in less than one hour. Last year, the festival brought in more than $84 million. There is no doubt that concerts like this are… Read More »

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