January 12

The Little Couple, F-Bombs and Dodgy Boxes – Today’s Interesting IP (12 January 2018)

Delta Sues CheapFlightsFares.com… for ‘Impersonation’ « Trademark Blog

Delta Sues CheapFlightsFares.com… for ‘Impersonation’ « Trademark Blog

Delta sues discount flight aggregator CheapFlightsFares.com…, alleging that defendant impersonates Delta (see para 44 of complaint).

Source: www.schwimmerlegal.com…

2 Android TV box sellers taken to court by telcos, Fox and Premier League

2 Android TV box sellers taken to court by telcos, Fox and Premier League

SINGAPORE — Two Android TV box sellers have been charged on Friday (Jan 12) with

Source: www.todayonline.com…

Louis Vuitton spared from fee-shifting in ‘obvious’ parody case; appea

Louis Vuitton spared from fee-shifting in ‘obvious’ parody case; appea

Neither U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman nor the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals thought much of Louis Vuitton’s trademark and copyright case against a small company that sold canvas tote bags riffing on Vuitton’s hallowed toile monogram design. Judge Furman granted summary judgment (156 F.Supp.3d 425) to My Other Bag in January 2016, holding that the canvas totes were an “obvious” parody that, if anything, enhanced the power of Vuitton’s brand. The 2nd Circuit affirmed (674 Fed.Appx. 16) summary judgment a mere two weeks after the court heard oral arguments – during which Judge Gerard Lynch said Vuitton was trying to “bully” My Other Bag and would be “laughed out of the room” if it asserted its trademark dilution arguments to jurors or jury consultants.

Source: www.reuters.com…

KodakOne could be the start of a new kind of intellectual property

KodakOne could be the start of a new kind of intellectual property

Kodak’s new blockchain and cryptocurrency hint at a new kind of intellectual property, one that doesn’t need a government to enforce property rights.

Source: theconversation.com…

Judge Won’t Let Two Reality TV Stars Stop Transfer of ‘Little Couple’ IP Rights

Judge Won’t Let Two Reality TV Stars Stop Transfer of ‘Little Couple’ IP Rights

Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold aren’t likely to succeed on a claim that they’re entitled to copyright in the show. The judge won’t interfere with a settlement agreement between Discovery and LMNO.

Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com…

Appeals Court OKs F-Bombs For Federal Trademark Protection

Appeals Court OKs F-Bombs For Federal Trademark Protection

The Supreme Court’s decision in The Slants’ trademark case is already beginning to pay off for trademark seekers whose applications were determined to be a bit too racy for the Trademark Office’s (subjective) taste. Section 1052(a) of…

Source: www.techdirt.com…

The US Army is challenging the NHL’s Las Vegas franchise’s nickname

The US Army is challenging the NHL’s Las Vegas franchise’s nickname

The Army says it has used the Golden Knights nickname since the late 1960s.

Source: uk.businessinsider.com…

Fonterra, Aussie dairy firm Bega Cheese in trademark spat

Fonterra, Aussie dairy firm Bega Cheese in trademark spat

Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy giant, has started legal action against Bega Cheese over the Australian group’s moves to rebrand some of its products after last year’s acquisition of assets from Mondelez International.

Source: www.just-food.com…

Nokia “Asha” Feature Phone Brand Trademarked By HMD Global

Nokia “Asha” Feature Phone Brand Trademarked By HMD Global

HMD Global and Nokia could be about to revive Asha – is this going to be Nokia’s Android Go project?

Source: www.knowyourmobile.com…


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