Mandour & Associates, APC – California Intellectual Property Blog

#Chargers File for Los Angeles Chargers #Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on January 26, 2016

football1San Diego – The San Diego Chargers recently applied for the “Los Angeles Chargers” trademark, a sign that the Chargers have a bona fide intent to leave San Diego and move to Los Angeles. The Chargers filed trademark application for both “Los Angeles Chargers” and “LA Chargers” because they are currently in negotiations for a potential move to Los Angeles. Read the rest »

Iconic Yosemite Attractions to Change Names in #Trademark Dispute

By Joseph Mandour on January 20, 2016

yosemiteOrange County – When Yosemite National Park chose to change concession providers from Delaware North to Aramark, Delaware North responded by filing a lawsuit with a trademark dispute at its core. Read the rest »

Monkey Loses Copyright Case Over Selfie

By Joseph Mandour on January 15, 2016

monkeyLos Angeles – Naruto, the famous macaque monkey behind the monkey selfie, just lost a court case. The not-for-profit organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) filed the lawsuit back in September on behalf of Naruto and the other macaques living on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on a reserve. Read the rest »

Jeb Bush Abandons Trademark Application for “Jeb!”

By Joseph Mandour on January 8, 2016

voteSan Diego – While many presidential candidates (most notably Donald Trump) fight battles to maintain and protect trademarked slogans, Jeb Bush took a different approach. He recently abandoned the Jeb! trademark he has used thus far during his campaign. Read the rest »

The Slants win, Ban on Disparaging Trademarks and Washington Redskins Ruling Now in Doubt

By Joseph Mandour on December 31, 2015

supreme_courtLos Angeles – An Asian rock band from Portland wanted to trademark the name of their group “The Slants,” hoping to turn the racial slur into a phrase of empowerment. Instead, they got a lengthy legal battle eventually resulting in a significant change to trademark law, which may impact the Washington Redskins’ trademark case. Read the rest »

Grumpy Cat Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Coffee Company

By Joseph Mandour on December 22, 2015

cat-lickingOrange County – As the queen of Internet cats, Grumpy Cat has won over the hearts of millions. Now she hopes to win over the court with a newly filed case. Her brand, Grumpy Cat Ltd., filed a lawsuit against Grenade Beverage LLC., in a California federal court on December 11, 2015. Read the rest »

Sequenom Patent on Prenatal DNA Test Remains Invalid

By Joseph Mandour on December 9, 2015

dna-strandSan Diego – Interpretations of a Supreme Court decision led the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington to refuse to reconsider its decision invalidating a Sequenom Inc., prenatal DNA test patent. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

More Trouble for DraftKings and FanDuel in the Form of a Patent Lawsuit

By Joseph Mandour on December 3, 2015

Los Angeles – Yet another lawsuit has been filed against DraftKings, FanDuel, and Fox Sports. This time the legal battle is over technology that Virtual Gaming Technologies, LLC claims these organizations use in violation of the patents it holds. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Texas A&M Sues Indianapolis Colts Over “12th Man” Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on November 19, 2015

football1Orange County – The “12th Man” is a phrase used in football to signal a connection between a team and its fans. Since each team puts 11 players on the field, the 12th Man is used to describe the fans, and their impact, as if they were another player. The phrase is also the subject of a lawsuit filed by Texas A&M against the Indianapolis Colts. Read the rest »

Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against GoPro

By Joseph Mandour on November 11, 2015

GoProOrange County – C&A Marketing brought a lawsuit against GoPro for infringing its patent for cube-shaped cameras. C&A Marketing claims that GoPro’s camera, known as the Hero4 Session, violates the patent it received for camera called the Polaroid Cube. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement