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Tag Archives: underwear

Are Posts the Windows to Duetsbloggers Souls?

Posted in Mixed Bag of Nuts

The front page of Duetsblog currently features a topless woman, eleven people in their underwear, and so many posts involving alcohol that I’m starting to get a little concerned about what Tim and Steve are doing up on the 35th floor during work hours.  I’m not sure exactly what that means, but if our recent posts… Continue Reading

Truncating an Underwear Brand: JK, JKY?

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Dilution, Famous Marks, Infringement, Marketing, Trademarks, Truncation, USPTO

As you know, we’ve spun a lot of fabric over the last few years on the topic of brand and trademark truncation. Marketers seem to love the informality, emotionality, and efficiency of truncated brand names. I suppose trademark types love them too, since they can have the tendency to spin off a variety of complicated legal issues — all… Continue Reading

Onesie of a Kind?

Posted in Genericide, Infringement, Law Suits, Loss of Rights, Trademarks

–Dan Kelly, Attorney I have been a parent for a little less than a year now, and I made a shocking discovery this week:  ONESIES is a registered trademark.  I found this out from a news article that Gerber Childrenswear is suing California Christiania Republic (“CCR”) for infringement of of the ONESIES mark for CCR’s “one*Z”… Continue Reading