Harley Davidson Sues Urban Outfitters for Trademark Infringement Over Altered Goods

Over a year ago, we spoke with some brands about Urban Outfitters’ “Urban Renewal” of trademark goods. Those brands weren’t ready to pull the trigger on suing Urban Outfitters but Harley Davidson was.  On Tuesday, the motorcycle company sued Urban Outfitters for trademark infringement over their unauthorized alteration of trademarked merchandise. Urban Outfitter has a

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“Redskins” Deemed Derogatory By Trademark Office, Team Mark in Trouble?

Could the Washington Redskins be in for a problem with the registration of their trademark? This week the United States Patent and Trademark office refused to register a trademark because it contained the word “redskins” which the Trademark Office deemed as derogatory. The Trademark Office is permitted to refuse marks for registration that are derogatory. 

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