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Groeneveld v. Lubecore: Trademarks Protect Brands, Not Product Functions
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 pumpsRead More »
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 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 inRead More »
Maker’s Mark Locks Up Dripping Red Wax as a Trade Dress for Alcohol
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 ReservaRead More »