November 3, 2017

Adidas Enforces Its Three-Stripe Mark

Adidas continues to prove that it is one of the most aggressive brands when it comes to enforcing its intellectual property. After taking on football club FC Barcelona, and in the midst of ongoing disputes with Forever 21, Adidas has […]
October 24, 2017

Apple and Samsung Will Have a New Trial on Damages

The Supreme Court’s holding which limits damages in a design patent infringement case will be given a test run in a new trial between Apple and Samsung. In 2012, Apple claimed a $1 billion victory against Samsung for infringement of […]
October 5, 2017

Serta Sues Casper Over Mattress Supports

Serta Simmons Bedding is going after Casper, the largest and most popular online bed company, in a recently filed lawsuit alleging patent infringement; Serta argues that three of its patents with registrations dating back to 2006 are utilized in Casper’s […]
September 20, 2017

Atari v. KitKat

Former gaming giant, Atari, is suing candy maker, Nestle, alleging trademark and copyright infringement over a new KitKat advertisement. Atari claims that the KitKat advertisement mimics the popular Breakout videogame replacing the bricks with KitKat candy bars. The litigation may […]
September 5, 2017

Nintendo Loses Patent Infringement Case Over Wii Controllers

A four-year court battle ended last week with a jury finding that Nintendo’s Wii remote controllers infringed iLife’s patented motion sensing technology. iLife’s patent was initially intended to monitor babies to prevent SIDS and monitor the elderly for sudden falls […]
September 1, 2017
Transformers Trademark Infringement

Superhero Trademarks – Bumblebee v. Bumblebee

Superheroes may be impervious to most attacks, but they are not immune to trademark infringement. Hasbro’s Transformers franchise features a robot named “Bumblebee” for which it filed the trademark “BUMBLEBEE” in July of 2015 for toys. Hasbro has now filed […]
August 29, 2017
In-n-out vs Smashburger

A Tale of Two Burgers

Fastfood chain Smashburger has landed in a messy situation with In-N-Out Burger, a California based chain often described as having a cult following due to its loyal and vast customer base. In-N-Out filed a suit yesterday alleging trademark infringement against […]
August 25, 2017

Forever 21 strikes first in Trademark dispute with Gucci

Forever 21 has taken an important first step towards resolving a long-standing dispute with Gucci over stripes by filing a suit for a Declaratory Judgment. Gucci has sent Forever 21 cease and desist letters as early December alleging trademark infringement […]
August 18, 2017

Acushnet Fires Back at Costco Over Competing Golf Ball

The Costco v. Acushnet lawsuit jumped forward last week when Acushnet fired back with its countersuit, five months after Costco initiated proceedings by filing for a declaratory judgment. The dispute, as we have discussed at greater length in previous articles, […]