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#Deadmau5 Sues #Vape Company for #Trademark Infringement

By Joseph Mandour on April 7, 2016

mouseLos Angeles – Electronic dance music star deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) is suing executives of an e-cigarette company for alleged trademark infringement. The DJ, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, filed a federal lawsuit in California on March 31, 2016 saying West Coast Vape Supply is intentionally infringing on his deadmau5 trademark. Read the rest »

#GreatHarvest Files #Trademark Lawsuit Against #Panera Over Slogan

By Joseph Mandour on March 17, 2016

breadSan Diego – Great Harvest Bread Company has filed a trademark lawsuit, alleging that Panera Bread’s new advertising campaign slogan is confusingly similar to Great Harvest’s corporate slogan. Read the rest »

Kylie Minogue Opposes #Kylie Jenner’s Attempt to #Trademark “Kylie”

By Joseph Mandour on March 9, 2016

musicLos Angeles – Two famous entertainers are beginning to battle over the trademark rights to the name “Kylie.” Reality TV star Kylie Jenner filed trademark applications for the name in May 2015, which Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue formally opposed in late February 2016. Read the rest »

#TexasA&M and #Colts Reach Settlement in #12thMan #Trademark Dispute

By Joseph Mandour on February 25, 2016

football1Orange County – As part of the settlement in the trademark lawsuit brought by Texas A&M University against the Indianapolis Colts, the Colts will no longer use the phrase “12th Man”. The phase, trademarked by Texas A&M University, was being used by the Colts without compensation or permission. Read the rest »

#Burberry Sues #JCPenney over #Trademark Pattern

By Joseph Mandour on February 19, 2016

scarfLos Angeles – The British luxury fashion brand Burberry recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against American retailer J.C. Penney over its well-known “Burberry check” pattern. Burberry got the trademark to the check design in the 1920s, and has used it on numerous products since acquiring the trademark. Burberry claims that the checked pattern has become famous and generally designates the source of its products. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Donald Trump Acquires Right to “Make America Great Again” Trademark

By Joseph Mandour on November 6, 2015

voteSan Diego – With a donation to charity, Donald Trump finally got full rights to the “Make America Great Again” slogan. The phrase “Let’s Make America Great Again” was first used in Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign, but Trump has been using it for some time in relation to his 2016 presidential campaign. Read the rest »

Pinterest Loses Trademark Battle

By Joseph Mandour on October 30, 2015

pOrange County – Judges in the United States and United Kingdom ruled against Pinterest in trademark cases the company brought against Pintrips and Free118. Both cases centered on the concepts and phrases surrounding “pinning,” with Pinterest arguing that the companies infringed on its Pinterest trademark.  Read the rest »