2011 November Archive

Boeing Issued Patent For Aircraft Design

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 29, 2011

airplane-airbusa380-thumb-200x132-30954 California – Aerospace manufacturer Boeing Chicago was recently issued a patent for an “aircraft configuration utilizing fuselage, wing, empennage, and exhaust flow control devices” designed to enhance aircraft performance. The patent abstract claims that the design will utilize structural and engine exhaust flow control devices to enhance the in-flight performance of the craft. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Los Angeles Based Surfer Kelly Slater Issued Patent For Wave Pool

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 29, 2011

wave-200x132 Los Angeles – Eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater was recently issued a patent by the USPTO for a wave pool. Slater’s Kelly Slater Wave Company applied for patent protection with the USPTO in 2008 after developing a donut shaped wave pool creating a barrel wave. According to Slater, the USPTO issued the patent after a three year application process. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Hard Rock Café Chain Sued for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 28, 2011

hard_rock_cafe-thumb-200x266-30884 San Diego – The internationally-known Hard Rock Café chain is being sued for trademark infringement in Las Vegas by England’s Cavern Club, known as the birthplace of the Beatles. Read the rest »

Apple Continues Battle With Amazon Over ‘App Store’ Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 28, 2011

Trademark Infringement LawLos Angeles – Much to the chagrin of players in the mobile market, Apple has managed to register the trademark for the term “App Store” for its iTunes App Store. However, now that Amazon is calling its Android app sales portal the “Amazon Appstore,” Apple has been trying to fight it in a trademark infringement lawsuit since March. Read the rest »

Tootsie Roll Sues Footwear Company For Trademark Infringement Over “Footzyrolls”

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 23, 2011

high-heel-thumb-200x150-30643 Orange County – Tootsie Roll Industries, makers of the Tootsie Roll candy have recently filed suit in a federal district court in Illinois alleging that footwear company Rollashoes committed trademark infringement when it marketed a line of shoes called, “Footzyrolls.” Tootsie Roll alleges in its complaint several causes of action ncluding trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition. Read the rest »

Headphone Maker Skullcandy Sues Skelanimals for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 23, 2011

headphones-thumb-200x149-30646 California – Headphone manufacturer Skullcandy recently filed an action for trademark infringement against music apparel and accessory brand Skelanimals. The action concerns the Skelanimals logo, which Skullcandy claims is confusingly similar to its own. Read the rest »

South By Southwest Music Festival Sues Austin Area Promoter For Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 22, 2011

concert-thumb-200x132-29725 San Diego – Each year Austin, Texas is home to one of the country’s most popular music festivals, South By Southwest (SXSW). Read the rest »

Trademark Dispute Over Toucan Logo Resolved

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 22, 2011

Trademark LawsLos Angeles – A Trademark dispute concerning Fruit Loops mascot Toucan Sam was recently resolved without litigation. The dispute began when cereal maker Kellogg asked San Francisco based cultural heritage group the Mayan Archaeology Initiative (MAI) to cease using a logo that Kellogg claimed was too familiar to the well-known Fruit Loops mascot, Toucan Sam. Read the rest »

Cadbury Wins Three-Year Trademark Battle with Nestle

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 22, 2011

candy-easter-cadbury-thumb-200x150-30619 Orange County – In a trademark dispute with Nestle spanning more than three years, British chocolate candy manufacturer Cadbury has successfully secured a trademark for the color purple used in its purple candy wrappers. Cadbury has been using the purple packaging for over 100 years and began seeking exclusive trademark rights to the shade in 1995. Read the rest »

Tootsie Roll Sues Footwear Company for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 22, 2011

high-heel-thumb-200x150-30643 California – Chicago-based candy manufacturer Tootsie Roll Industries is suing a small footwear company for trademark infringement over its use of its Footzyrolls shoe. Read the rest »