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Groeneveld v. Lubecore: Trademarks Protect Brands, Not Product Functions

Groeneveld v. Lubecore: Trademarks Protect Brands, Not Product Functions

mark September 17, 2013 0

Groeneveld sued Lubecore arguing that Lubecore was selling a grease pump that was “virtually identical” to its own pump.  According to Groeneveld, Lubecore was attempting “to confuse consumers into believing that the two pumps

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Louboutin Red Sole Trademark Partially Reinstated on Appeal

Louboutin Red Sole Trademark Partially Reinstated on Appeal

mark May 3, 2013 0

And then the other shoe dropped.  As blogged about previously here, the United States District Court for the District of New York denied a motion for preliminary injunction requested by high fashion shoemaker Christian

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Miller's Ale House v. Carolina Ale House – Is copying a competitor's name, décor, and layout fair competition or infringement?

Miller's Ale House v. Carolina Ale House – Is copying a competitor's name, décor, and layout fair competition or infringement?

mark February 17, 2013 0

Miller’s Ale House has approximately fifty locations primarily in Florida.  Each location has a geographically determined name (e.g. a street, a town, a district) followed by the phrase Ale House.  One location located in

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Maker's Mark Locks Up Dripping Red Wax as a Trade Dress for Alcohol

Maker's Mark Locks Up Dripping Red Wax as a Trade Dress for Alcohol

mark June 22, 2012 0

In Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc. v. Diageo North America, Inc.,  ___ F.3d. ___ (6th Cir. 2012), Marker’s Mark sued Jose Cuervo for trade dress infringement for including a red wax seal on its Reserva

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