Oakley Sued for Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting over Slogan “Sweat It Out”

Lontex to Oakley” “let’s get physical”. Oakley Inc. was sued by a smaller competitor, Lontex Corp, for trademark infringement in Federal court in New Jersey over the phrase “Sweat it Out” Oakley and Lontex are both manufacturers of sporting clothing and accessories. Lontex distributes a large line of clothing and sweatbands with compression technology (those

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Accused Copyright Troll Porn Company Spanked by Judge for Unethical Behavior

This was not a good spanking by a federal judge.  A Wisconsin Federal Judge sanctioned counsel for an accused copyright troll, Malibu Media LLC, for trying to “harass and intimidate defendants into early settlements” by attaching a scandalous list of movies, which Malibu didn’t own, to its Complaints.  Malibu’s attorney was monetarily sanctioned in 11

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Major Record Companies Sue Sirius XM for Back Royalties over Pre-1972 Recordings

All aboard….the Sue Sirius Express.  Satellite radio giant, Sirius XM Radio has been hit with another lawsuit in California state court concerning its allegedly failure to pay pre-1972 royalties on songs. This time the plaintiffs are the recording label giants in the industry: ABKCO Music  & Records Inc., Capitol Records, LLC, Sony Music Entertainment, UMG

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Converse Sues Fair-Trade Shoe Company for Trademark Infringement over Shoe Design

Don’t mess with the star, even if you are a fair-trade company.  On Monday, Converse filed suit against Autonomie Project, Inc., a fair-trade distributor of shoes, for allegedly willfully copying the design of the Chuck Taylor style Converse sneaker. Autonomie is a fair-trade fashion company offering sweatshop-free and eco-friendly footwear, clothing and accessories. Autonomie claims

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Godzilla Creator Sues New Orleans Brewery over “Mechahopzilla” Beer

Godzilla is on the attack again. Toho Co. Ltd., the film company behind the famous rampaging lizard, has filed suit for trademark and copyright infringement against New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Co., LLC over their “Mechahopzilla” beer claiming it violates the trademarks and copyrights in Godzilla’s mechanical rival, Mechagodzilla. Mechagodzilla first appeared in the

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