March 14, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
Thanks to DuetsBlog for providing an update on the EAT MOR CHIKIN v. EAT MORE KALE dispute that was the subject of our prior post.
March 1, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
National Public Radio had a story yesterday on politicians' use (or misuse) of music at campaign events. It sets forth three seemingly simple rules for politicians to follow in order to avoid copyright and/or trademark based claims arising from such use: (1) know your venue; (2) know when to ask for permission; and (3) "know when to fold'em."
February 29, 2012 | Blog | By Jamison Arterton
ICANN has recently appointed the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to be the exclusive provider of dispute resolution services when a third party files a formal "Legal Rights Objection" or "LRO" to a pending application under the new gTLD program.
February 27, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
The Wall Street Journal had a piece recently about how the recipients of trademark infringement cease and desist letters are increasingly using "online shame" to gain leverage in disputes with trademark owners. As "trademark bullying" is a hot topic among trademark lawyers and in the press, this article picks up on that theme.
February 22, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
The New York Times had an interesting article about the ongoing dispute between Princeton Vanguard and Frito-Lay over Princeton Vanguard's attempts to obtain a federal trademark registration for the mark PRETZEL CRISPS.
February 16, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
On the heels of recent attempts to trademark a celebrity baby name comes the story of an attempt to obtain trademark protection for the name of a sports celebrity. Well, a variation of a sport celebrity's name.
February 13, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
Last week, during a special meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors, the ICANN Board approved a resolution that contained a "reaffirmation" that ICANN will open a second application window for the gTLD program "as expeditiously as possible."
February 7, 2012 | Blog | By Jamison Arterton
Trademark owners, mark your calendars. ICANN announced that Tuesday, May 1, 2012 will be "reveal day." On May 1st, ICANN will publicly post the gTLD character strings that have been applied for in connection with its new gTLD program.
February 6, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
Since the birth last month of their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are no doubt experiencing the typical joys of first-time parenthood. Those first looks, smiles and coos.
January 31, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
Our colleagues at Mintz Levin’s Employment Matters blog recently posted an interesting piece about a dispute regarding ownership of a Twitter account. The dispute arose from an employer/employee relationship, but serves as an important reminder about protecting your brand on social media sites.
January 30, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
This Republican primary season has provided lots of fodder for political blogs, but it has also provided a few gems relating to -- what else -- trademark issues. Now, U.S. copyright law is in the spotlight of the Republican primary campaign.
January 26, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight, Christine Baker
A few weeks ago, we said goodbye to 2011, welcomed 2012 and made some New Year’s resolutions – whether it be to shed a few extra pounds, to quit smoking or to complain less and laugh more.
January 20, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
Following this week's Internet blackout by service providers and online resources opposed to the pending Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, Congressional leader have announced a postponement on future action on the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delayed a vote on PIPA scheduled for Tuesday.
January 18, 2012 | Blog | By Jamison Arterton
Last week, ICANN began accepting applications for its new gTLD program. ICANN has posted a series of extremely comprehensive materials outlining the registration and evaluation process.
January 18, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
In response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) pending in Congress, several online resources have decided to make their resources unavailable for a 24 hour period.
January 11, 2012 | Blog | By Geri Haight
Despite recent outcry by international organizations, those representing brand owners, and members of Congress, ICANN is set to launch the much-anticipated process to issue in the .anything world. ICANN will begin accepting applications for new generic top level domains (gTLDs) on Thursday, January 12th.
December 22, 2011 | Blog | By Geri Haight
Not only is Newt Gingrich slipping in recent polls in his efforts to become the presidential nominee for the Republic Party, but he now has a domain name problem. As reported yesterday, the domain name <newtgingrich.com> has been registered by a pro-Democratic political action committee, American Bridge PAC.
December 20, 2011 | Blog | By Jamison Arterton
ICANN will start accepting applications for new gTLDs on January 12, 2012. But not before further public opposition to the program builds. Most recently, the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and a host of other intergovernmental organizations (“IGOs”) have joined the growing list of opponents to ICANN’s new program.
December 19, 2011 | Blog | By Geri Haight
With the announcement today that the Swedish automaker Saab has filed for bankruptcy, we thought it timely to take a look at what happens to trademarks in the context of a bankruptcy proceeding. SAAB is the owner of nearly 100 U.S. trademark registrations (for SAAB, ECOPOWER, BIOHYBRID, 9-3, among others).
Yahoo! Wins $610 Million Trademark Infringement and CAN-SPAM Award Over Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud Suit
December 15, 2011 | Blog | By Joseph DiCioccio
This week, Yahoo! won a $610 million default judgment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in a case involving the infamous Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud perpetrated through the Defendants' infringing use of Yahoo!’s trademarks and spam.
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