The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, commonly known as “MoMA,” has sued a cafe and art gallery, MoMaCha, also located in New York City. A couple months ago, MoMA filed a complaint in federal court against MoMaCha, asserting claims of trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition. A few days after
–James Mahoney, Razor’s Edge Communications
In one of the all-time great holiday films, “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie turns in a paper that he’s very proud of. He dreamily envisions his teacher’s ecstatic praise of “A+++++!!”
We’ve all felt that way. And, like Ralphie, we’ve all felt the sting of reality.
I thought about…
Take Down for “Chinatown”?
-Wes Anderson, Attorney
Famous brand owners, take note: a Turkish artist and designer named Mehmet Gozetlik recently released “Chinatown,” a mesmerizing series of photographs in which neon lights depict famous design marks, with the word mark replaced by its generic wording in Chinese. Is your brand one of them?
The Pepsi logo, for example, has…
Graffiti of Olympic Proportions
I am a huge fan of Banksy, the faceless graffiti artist from Great Britain with a wry sense of humor and an affinity for social commentary. Before I was introduced to Banksy and other graffiti artists, “graffiti” was merely unattractive gobbledygook resembling children’s handwriting spray-painted on walls, bridges, stop signs, and train cars. But Banksy…