Facebook Defeats Request to Register “Facemail” Trademark, Called “Trademark Bully”

I hope this bully doesn’t steal my lunch money like the one from school. Social media giant Facebook, Inc. won a significant victory with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in its opposition to Think Computer Corporation’s application for registration of the trademark “FACEMAIL” for “E-mail data services; Providing e-mail and instant messaging services;

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City of Portland Sues for Copyright and Trademark Infringement over Toilet Design

Something stinks….copyright and trademark infringement. The City of Portland, Oregon sued Romtec Inc. over an infringing toilet. Portland is well known for its “green” initiatives, one of which is the Portland Loo. Portland Loo stalls are set up throughout the city on public sidewalks. These solar powered commodes allow Portland’s finest to simply hop of

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Legendary Car Designer’s Estate Sues over Unauthorized Use of “Yenko” Name

The heirs of a legendary muscle car creator flexed some of those muscles in court. Yesterday, the daughter of Don Yenko, who created some of the most iconic Chevrolet Camero designs, commenced a lawsuit against two California companies for selling merchandise under the “Yenko” name without permission. Between 1966 and 1981, over 800 high-performance vehicles

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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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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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