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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Claims Exclusive Rights to City Name

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Claims Exclusive Rights to City Name

mark August 7, 2011 0

Since at least 1938, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (“Rally”) has been held each year in and around the City of Sturgis, South Dakota and has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area. 

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Own Your Power - Did Oprah Winfrey Steal this Trademark?

Own Your Power - Did Oprah Winfrey Steal this Trademark?

mark July 31, 2011 0

Author, speaker, coach, and radio show personality Simone Kelly-Brown has sued television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey over the trademark Own Your Power. Kelly-Brown has had the mark Own Your Power registered

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A-B InBev Trademarking Area Codes: 702, Las Vegas for Beer

A-B InBev Trademarking Area Codes: 702, Las Vegas for Beer

mark July 10, 2011 0

Anheuser-Busch InBev has filed trademark applications with the USPTO seeking to protect “area codes” in major markets as brand names for beer.  [INSERT DRUNK DIALING JOKE HERE]. Included in the list of area code

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DJ Paulie vs. DJ Pauly D

DJ Paulie vs. DJ Pauly D

mark July 2, 2011 0

Long time disc jockey DJ Paulie has sued Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D for trademark infringement.   Also caught up in the lawsuit is the Palms where defendant DJ Pauly D is a

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Geek Trademark Infringement: Best Buy vs. Newegg

Geek Trademark Infringement: Best Buy vs. Newegg

mark June 25, 2011 0

Back before anyone could remember, a “geek” was a carnival performer who entertained and disgusted his audience with morbid and gross stunts.  Today, the carnival stunts are left to modern day performers such has

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Chrome Turf War: Did Google abandon the Chromium Trademark?

Chrome Turf War: Did Google abandon the Chromium Trademark?

mark June 13, 2011 0

Chromium OS is the open source development version of Google Chrome OS.  Google filed an application for Chromium back in September 2008 and began using the term a few months later in December 2008. 

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Trademark Wars: Better Know an App Store -Part 4, Apple vs. Amazon

Trademark Wars: Better Know an App Store -Part 4, Apple vs. Amazon

mark April 11, 2011 0

This is the fourth in a multi-part series.  If you have not read Part 1,  Part 2 or Part 3 yet, you may want to read those parts of the Apple App Store trademark

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EU: Google Adwords Trademark Bidding may be Trademark Infringment

EU: Google Adwords Trademark Bidding may be Trademark Infringment

mark March 24, 2011 0

The Advocate General of the European Union issued a written opinion in the Interflora Inc v. Marks & Spencer case finding that the defendant’s bidding on the keyword “interflora” through Google Adwords may amount

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Redskins tell Washington Post to Cease and Desist using Redskins Name

Redskins tell Washington Post to Cease and Desist using Redskins Name

mark March 20, 2011 0

In what must be one of the stranger cease-and-desist requests in recent memory, the Washington Redskins have reportedly demanded that its home-town newspaper the Washington Post cease and desist using the name “Redskins” as

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