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Category: Litigation

CAPRI SUN®: A Case Study in Marketing and Trade Dress Registrations

Sold in over 100 countries, CAPRI SUN® brand fruit juice beverages are popular the world over. Since the mid-1980s, Deutsche SiSi-Werke Betriebs GmbH-the brand’s German-based parent company-has maintained a trade dress registration for the design of the brand’s well known flexible laminated pouches. (See U.S. Reg. No. 1418517).

Filmmaker Tries to Blow Out Candles on Warner’s Copyright Registration in “Happy Birthday to You”

Whether it’s our family gathered around the table sharing birthday cake, or Marylyn Monroe crooning to the President, “Happy Birthday to You” is engrained in our collective American experience. Generations of Americans have sung or heard this song-year after year-as we blew out candles and laughed with friends. Yet for something so much a part of everyday life, “Happy Birthday to You” comes with an unusual caveat: th


Disney has recently settled a trademark dispute with deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) regarding a mouse head design alleged to be confusingly similar to the famous Mickey Mouse logo.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Emerging Intellectual Property Issues

The Internet of Things has already changed the way you live: whether you realize it or not. Everything from the cars we drive to the vegetables we buy at our local store are increasingly integrated into a broad new class of technologies collectively known as the Internet of Things.

The Hollywood Reporter And Billboard Feature Lawsuit Filed By Grimes LLC On Behalf Of Evergreen Media Holdings and Stage and Mot

Leading entertainment industry publications The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have featured a lawsuit filed by Grimes LLC on behalf of Evergreen Media Holdings and producer Tony DeRosa-Grund concerning publishing rights to the Stax Records music catalog. The Stax Records music label is iconic in the history of music having launched the careers of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T and The MG’s, among others.

Grimes LLC Founder Chuck Grimes’ Career Featured In The Connecticut Law Tribune

A recent issue of The Connecticut Law Tribune featured an in-depth look at the distinctive and exciting career of Grimes LLC’s founder and Managing Partner, Chuck Grimes. The article, which appeared on July 15, 2014, highlights Chuck’s “40-plus-year career in IP law” and notes that he “has carved out a niche for himself, specializing in character licensing at his four-lawyer boutique with offices in Connecticut, M

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Cancels Six Of The Washington REDSKINS Football Team’s Trademark Registrations

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued a decision granting a petition to cancel six trademark registrations containing the term “REDSKINS”. The decision states:[W]e decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered, in violation of Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act of 1

Update: NCAA Settles Right Of Publicity Lawsuits, But Larger Issues Remain

As reported by ESPN, the NCAA has now agreed to settle the Keller litigation and two other cases for $20 million. The $60 million total settlement, if approved by the Court, would be paid to Division I men’s basketball and Division I Bowl Subdivision football players whose images, likenesses or names were used in video games produced by E.A. Sports. While the specific criteria that will be used to distribute the se

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