Hold the Donuts: The DUNKIN Trademark Without the Donuts

October, 16th, 2018

By Lauren C. Matturri When Dunkin Donuts announced in September that it would be dropping the “Donuts” from its name, there was a lot of buzz about this new change.  This buzz mostly addressed the [Read More…]

Court Grants Vineyard Vines Temporary Restraining Order

October, 12th, 2018

On October 9th WHIPgroup filed a Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of Vineyard Vines. The case is against serial counterfeiters [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Achieves Favorable Outcome in Settlement Agreement over Copyright and Trademark Infringement

September, 28th, 2018

WHIPgroup attorneys successfully asserted its luxury brand client’s copyrights and trademarks against a large national retailer.  The national retailer sold clothing bearing an infringing pattern of one owned and used by WHIPgroup’s client.  As a [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Presents on Successful Trademark Protection

September, 14th, 2018

Owning Your Brand: Essential Steps For Successful Trademark Protection Walter B. Welsh, Esq., Member 9/20, 10:15 am in Sheraton Grand, Stamford, CT Starting a company? Launching a Product? Re-branding? Securing the right to use and [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Presents on Patents and Trademarks at TechXel Stamford: Venture Expert Series

September, 4th, 2018

On September 26, Wes Whitmyer of WHIPgroup will present on patents and trademarks at TechXel’s Venture Expert Series. For event details, click here. View the flyer.

THE BREXIT EXIT: The Details are Starting to Unfold for IP Rights Holders

August, 14th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor Since the announcement that the UK was leaving the EU, there has been big questions as whether trademark owners holding registrations in the EU would still be protected in the UK [Read More…]

District Court Denies Farzad Rastegar and LaserPerformance’s Motions to Dismiss

August, 7th, 2018

Last year Kirby filed a second lawsuit against Farzad Rastegar and LaserPerformance alleging infringement of the BRUCE KIRBY® trademark due to Defendants’ online offer to sell a “Kirby Fishing Set.” Defendants made this offer despite [Read More…]

Bruce Kirby’s Claims Against LaserPerformance to Proceed to Trial

August, 6th, 2018

Since 2013, WHIPgroup clients Bruce Kirby and Bruce Kirby, Inc. (“Kirby”) have asserted trademark infringement and misappropriation claims against LaserPerformance due to unauthorized use of Bruce Kirby’s name and the BRUCE KIRBY® trademark on sailboats. [Read More…]

Outcome-Secured Litigation Financing: Offsetting Your Costs

June, 19th, 2018

By Christopher J. Stankus & Michael J. Harris Is a competitor infringing your patent, but you can’t afford the legal fees to pursue your claim? Or would you rather invest capital to grow your business instead of paying [Read More…]

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