Denver Brewery Changes Name Over Threat of Legal Action

August 28, 2014

Tweet Just three months after its launch, the Denver Pearl Brewing Company is going to change its name, following complaints from two other breweries that claimed the company’s name sounded too similar to their own brands, according to The Denver Post. The company’s owner and general manager, Colby Rankin, commented that before selecting a name […]

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KIND and Clif Bar Involved in Trade Dress Infringement Case

August 27, 2014

Tweet Healthy snacks producers KIND LLC and Clif Bar & Company met in court to settle an alleged trade dress infringement regarding the packaging of their respective snack bars, Lexology reports. According to KIND, its unique packaging design incorporates a transparent front panel which allows customers to see the product itself. When KIND noticed Clif’s […]

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NgTLD Update: Getting The Most Out Of The TMCH With URDPs And Blocks

August 26, 2014

Tweet Think of the new gTLD space as one of those board games in which your goal is to control the most territory. Each square is a potential domain name relevant to your trademark. How can you expand your zone of control? ICANN created the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) to help, and many Corsearch clients are […]

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Sesame Street-Branded Produce Will Soon Hit Store Shelves

August 26, 2014

Tweet Can you imagine being able to use the Sesame Street brand and characters in a branding initiative free of charge? That’s exactly the deal between Sesame Workshop and the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) for its Eat Brighter campaign. As GOOD Magazine summed up the agreement: “Sesame is handing over billions of dollars worth of valuable […]

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The Name Game: Now College Football Coaches Seek Trademarks

August 22, 2014

Tweet We’ve grown accustomed to trademarks being registered for celebrity names (e.g., Katy Perry, 50 Cent) and even celebrity offspring (Blue Ivy Carter). And then there are all of those professional athletes who have trademarked their best-known moves (“Kaepernicking” anyone?). And now, as reports, the trademark trend has moved on to American college football […]

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Food fight! A Trademark Battle Over “Wingmen”

August 20, 2014

Tweet In case you missed it, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN television network debuted a new reality show last week called “Wingmen.” The show follows two friends from Columbia, South Carolina who sell stuffed chicken wings from a food truck. You’re probably asking, “How do you STUFF a chicken wing?” We guess you’re going to have to […]

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It’s Nautica v. Nautigirl in Trademark Case

August 15, 2014

Tweet American clothing company Nautica has been trying to make a Bellingham, Washington company called Nautigirl Brands LLC give up its business name and logo for over a year, The Bellingham Herald reports. In January 2013, Nautigirl owner Christine Palmerton received a cease-and-desist letter from Nautica that she described as “very aggressive.” Nautica’s letter claimed […]

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Total S.A. Wins Trademark Case Against Pilipinas Total Gas, Inc.

August 13, 2014

Tweet French oil and gas company Total S.A. has emerged as the winner of a long drawn-out trademark infringement case against a Philippines company called Pilipinas Total Gas, Inc., Marketing magazine reports. The case was filed by Total S.A. back in 2011 and took three years to resolve. It was tried at the Bureau of […]

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Corsearch New gTLD Update: .Trademark In Chinese, .Hamburg & More

August 12, 2014

Tweet New gTLDs Launched/Announced  Donuts Sunrises Registry operator Donuts has announced details of its next TLDs to launch into Sunrise as follows:  New gTLD Sunrise Opens Sunrise Closes Sunrise Type Early Access Program Day 1 General Availability .HEALTHCARE 12-Aug-14 11-Oct-14 End Date Sunrise (not first-come, first-served) 15-Oct-14 22-Oct-14 .RESTAURANT 02-Sep-14 01-Nov-14 End Date Sunrise (not […]

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Tesla Motors Resolves Trademark Dispute in China

August 7, 2014

Tweet For the second time in a year, U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors, Inc. reports that it has resolved an ongoing trademark dispute in China. As we reported last year, Chinese businessman Zhan Baosheng has been the owner of the trademark for the Tesla name in 12 categories, including land, air, and marine transportation vehicles, […]

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