Quicksilver Loses $3.5 Million Trademark Infringement Battle Over Kelly Slater’s VSTR Clothing Line

The tide has turned against a famous clothing manufacturer known for its surf gear.  Quiksilver Inc. lost a battle for trademark infringement. A jury in the District Court for the Central District of California ruled against Quiksilver finding it liable for unfair competition and willfully infringing World Marketing Inc.’s “Visitor” trademark in the amount of

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Second Circuit Finds in Favor of Marvel and Against Kirby’s Heirs in Fight Over Comic Book Characters

Jack Kirby’s heirs struck out again in an attempt to gain rights to some iconic characters including Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and The X-Men. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals found that these characters are “works for hire” and that Kirby’s rights are extinguished. In April, we wrote about the ongoing

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