Kind Sues Cliff For Trade Dress Infringement

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Kind, LLC thinks new product packaging from competitor Cliff Bar & Company is an infringement on the KIND brand trade dress shown above. Trade dress for product packing and product design may be registered with the U.S.

Trade Dress Can Be Viable Means of Protecting Websites from Competitor’s Look-Alike Sites

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For those with a unique look, it might be possible that the “trade dress” of their sites – the unique look and feel – could be protectable, and therefore useful in fending off competitors who copy their online presence. To maintain an action for trade dress infringement, a plaintiff must allege that a competitor’s product design or packaging is likely to confuse consumers as to the product source.

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CREATE PROTECT BLOG Has a New Home

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Branding copyright copyright infringement copyright termination estate planning first amendment Music Business Music Publishing Right of Publicity social networking trade dress trademark Band Name Disputes Copyright Dallas/Fort Worth Texas entertainment law podcast Film/TV Music recording agreements Trademark trademark litigation trademark registration www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect.

Ack! It's not Coca-Cola! (Is that so bad?)

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

Ella Shurr (Cleveland, OH) Ella, you have stumbled upon what is called Trade Dress. Just like trademarks, the Trademark Act of 1946 (also called the Lanham Act) covers trade dress. To make a long story short (too late), the case restates that trade dress is important to mark goods and that you can sue for trade dress infringement. There's your crash course in trade dress.

BlackBerry Dials Up Second Lawsuit Against Ryan Seacrest's Typo (Exclusive)

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The smartphone maker says the Typo 2 product infringes its patents and trade dress. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Tech Business

Episode 84 – Stripes, Chevrons and Lunchboxes?

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Dan Aykroyd’s Skull Vodka Wins Trade Dress Trial. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. Show notes are located at [link] The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here's what we talked about… New Bill Makes the Appointment of the Register of Copyrights More Democratic. Point Counterpoint).

Only in America…

The Legal Satyricon

by Christopher Harbin Only in the greatest country in the free world can one die-of-a-heart-attack-after-you-eat-here themed restaurant sue another one for trade dress infringement. I’ve never felt so patriotic. I might cry. Filed under: misc.

Drybar vs Blow Dry Bar – Trademark for Blow Drying Hair

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Houston, Texas-based Blow Dry Bar, LLC seeks a declaratory judgment of non-infringement against Dallas, Texas-based DryBar Holdings, LLC’s trademark and trade dress. Blow Dry Bar – Houston. While in LA I marveled at all the hair salons for blow drying hair.

Trademark Tuesday, Election Day Special – Trademark Tales from the Campaign Trail

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Over the past several years, The Hershey Company has been embroiled in legal battles with Maryland State Senator Steve Hershey for running campaigns that mimic the trade dress of a Hershey chocolate bar wrapper. Hershey wrote to Mr. Hershey, asking him to stop his use of the Hershey trade dress in his campaign signage. With Election Day finally upon us, we wait in anticipation (and with a fair amount of nail biting) as the fate of our country is decided.

Entertainment Law Update 028 – Politics, helicopters & Batmobiles

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Textron was allegedly threatening their own suit over trade dress infringement and dilution claims, which prompted the pre-emptive action by Electronic Arts. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231.

It's a Crazy Intellectual Property World

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To me, it seems more of an issue of trade dress than trademark infringement, though the website's name does use iPhone.

'Watchmen' chock full 'o more litigation

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  Massimo Zanetti thinks the trade dress on Nite Owl coffee looks awfully similar to its own trade dress on the "Chock Full O' Nuts" line of coffee (below). By Eriq Gardner. Thought all the litigation over "Watchmen" was over? Think again.

Trademark Dispute: Rib City Grill v. Rib City Alehouse

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d/b/a Rib City Ale House of Port Jefferson Station, NY, seeking damages for alleged trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, cyber-piracy, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract. In January 2009, Ryan opened Rib City Ale House of Port Jefferson, NY, allegedly using features of the Rib City Grill trademark, trade dress, and identical or similar menu items. Rib City Group, Inc.

Videogame App Developer Breaks the Rules on Copyright Infringement

New Media and Technology Law

Summary judgment was granted in favor of Tetris on its copyright infringement and trade dress claims. Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development. She decided to replicate the popular “Tetris” videogame that has been around since the late 1980s.

Website HTML Is Copyrightable, Even If Look and Feel Is Not

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Note: As discussed in a prior post, the look and feel of a webpage might, in certain circumstances, be protectable trade dress under the Lanham Act.]. In a notable ruling last month, a California district court ruled that the HTML underlying a custom search results page of an online advertising creation platform is copyrightable. In Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC v. Netseer Inc. , 14-3883, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 3784 (N.D.

Videogame App Developer Breaks the Rules on Copyright Infringement

New Media and Technology Law

Summary judgment was granted in favor of Tetris on its copyright infringement and trade dress claims. Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development. She decided to replicate the popular “Tetris” videogame that has been around since the late 1980s.

Videogame App Developer Breaks the Rules on Copyright Infringement

New Media and Technology Law

Summary judgment was granted in favor of Tetris on its copyright infringement and trade dress claims. Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development. She decided to replicate the popular “Tetris” videogame that has been around since the late 1980s.

Moore Rolls the Tide: Sports Artist Daniel Moore Prevails Against the University of Alabama’s Trademark Infringement Claim

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Specifically, UA alleged that the players’ uniforms are trade dress protected under trademark law.

“Wife Swap” Producer May Proceed with Copyright Infringement Claim Against “Trading Spouses”

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Shortly after its airing, Fox Broadcasting ran a similar show called “Trading Spouses.” RDF brought suit based on two claims: copyright and trade dress infringement. In response to Fox’s motion, the Federal District Court Judge dismissed RDF’s trade dress claim because a television show itself could not be a trademark. RDF Media produced a reality television show called “Wife Swap” that was aired on ABC in May 2004.

“Wife Swap” Producer May Proceed with Copyright Infringement Claim Against “Trading Spouses”

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Shortly after its airing, Fox Broadcasting ran a similar show called “Trading Spouses.” RDF brought suit based on two claims: copyright and trade dress infringement. In response to Fox’s motion, the Federal District Court Judge dismissed RDF’s trade dress claim because a television show itself could not be a trademark. RDF Media produced a reality television show called “Wife Swap” that was aired on ABC in May 2004.

TIMES SQUARE BUILDING AND BILLBOARD OWNERS GET A SECOND SHOT AT SONY

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Owners of the buildings and billboards claim that under New York state law, this digital alteration violated their trademark and trade dress rights and amounted to “trespass.” April 1, 2004 In this newsletter: TIMES SQUARE BUILDING AND BILLBOARD OWNERS GET A SECOND SHOT AT SONY The owners of buildings and billboards in Times Square filed claims against Sony Pictures for altering the way the building and billboards appeared in real life at the time the movie was filmed.

TIMES SQUARE BUILDING AND BILLBOARD OWNERS GET A SECOND SHOT AT SONY

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

Owners of the buildings and billboards claim that under New York state law, this digital alteration violated their trademark and trade dress rights and amounted to “trespass.” April 1, 2004 In this newsletter: TIMES SQUARE BUILDING AND BILLBOARD OWNERS GET A SECOND SHOT AT SONY The owners of buildings and billboards in Times Square filed claims against Sony Pictures for altering the way the building and billboards appeared in real life at the time the movie was filmed.