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Seeing Beyond at NeoCon 2012: The Importance of “Policing the Register”

Posted in Infringement, Law Suits, Trademarks

NeoCon is North America’s largest design exposition and conference where thousands of innovative products and resources are showcased for corporate, hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. NeoCon 2012 begins next Monday at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Thanks to District Court Judge Joan Ericksen of the United… Continue Reading

Intellectual Property Plaintiff Admits to Being Ignorant?

Posted in Copyrights, Goodwill, Infringement, Law Suits, Non-Traditional Trademarks, Trademarks

About a week ago another interesting federal intellectual property case was filed in the District of Minnesota: Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. v. Puffin Software et al. Although the four count complaint includes a federal unfair competition claim, a Minnesota deceptive trade practices claim, and a common law unjust enrichment claim, the case really appears to be centered around the copyright infringement… Continue Reading

“Would You Rather…?” Litigation Update

Posted in Infringement, Law Suits, Trademarks

–Dan Kelly, Attorney Last May, I reported on a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision opining on the descriptiveness of the “Would You Rather…?” trademark registration.  Subsequent to the Ninth Circuit’s decision, the case returned to the United States District Court for the Central District of California and is now styled Spin Master, Ltd. v…. Continue Reading

Like Sands Through the Hourglass…

Posted in Trademarks, TTAB

–Sharon Armstrong, Attorney Thinking about filing a trademark opposition against a competitor’s pending trademark application? Thinking about filing a civil suit against a competitor’s corresponding trademark use? Often, upon the filing of a civil trademark suit and a request to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), the TTAB will suspend the opposition pending the disposition of… Continue Reading