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Buyers Beware: Best Practices for Shopping Online During the Holiday Season

December, 12th, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri The holiday shopping season is in full effect and more people than ever are making purchases online rather than in stores. Because of this, consumers need to be more vigilant when [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Case Reported on by Law360

December, 5th, 2019

WHIPgroup filed a Motion for Default Judgment against Humboldt Marijuana Exchange in its case for trademark infringement, cyber-squatting, and commercial disparagement on behalf of its client, New Leaf Data Services. The Motion was reported by [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Defends Federal Circuit Affirmance on behalf of Hybrid Athletics

November, 19th, 2019

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has again sided with WHIPgroup and its client Hybrid Athletics in denying Hylete, Inc.’s petition to rehear the Court’s previous ruling in Hybrid Athletics’ favor. In a precedential opinion [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Earns Permanent Injunction and $4M Judgement Against Counterfeiter

October, 3rd, 2019

The Defendants in this case were featuring NETZSCH’s trademarks to offer substantially similar goods for sale at trade shows in the United States, Europe and Asia.  As part of the Permanent Injunction, the Defendants have [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Affirms Hybrid Athletics’ Trademark Win against Hylete

September, 3rd, 2019

In a precedential opinion issued August 1, 2019, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a likelihood of confusion determination previously secured by WHIPgroup for client Hybrid Athletics, LLC against competitor Hylete LLC. The appeal, [Read More…]

Why Registered Trademarks Matter on Amazon

August, 27th, 2019

By Robert D. Keeler Earlier this year, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the world’s largest retailer. Twenty-two years ago, Jeff Bezos attributed Amazon’s upcoming success to its strong branding: “There’s nothing about our model that can’t [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files Complaint for Trademark Infringement and Cybersquatting

August, 12th, 2019

WHIPgroup filed a Complaint in the District Court of Connecticut on behalf of its client New Leaf Data Services, LLC for claims including trademark infringement and cybersquatting. The Defendant holds itself out as a marijuana [Read More…]

Ford Proves Design Patents are Built Tough

August, 1st, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus and Jacob J. Alexander In a recent case, Ford showed that design patents are an effective way to prohibit third-party manufacturers from making “knock-off” replacement parts. In Automotive Body Parts Association [Read More…]

What If a Trademark Becomes a Verb

July, 23rd, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr., Shuya Duan It becomes more and more popular for a consumer to use his or her favorite brand name as a verb in daily conversation. It is very common for [Read More…]

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