WHIPgroup Files New Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

August, 24th, 2017

WHIPgroup has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on behalf of its client Executive Data Systems, Inc. (“EDS”) in the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:17-cv-6339 (S.D.N.Y.) (filed August 21, 2017). EDS sells legal [Read More…]

Don’t Be Fooled By Fake USPTO Notices

August, 22nd, 2017

By Victor P. Lin Filing for a patent or trademark to protect your intellectual property can potentially open you up to scams. Responding to fraudulent notices pretending to be from the United States Patent and [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files New Trademark Lawsuit against LaserPerformance Group and Farzad Rastegar

August, 21st, 2017

WHIPgroup has filed another trademark infringement lawsuit on behalf of its client Bruce Kirby, Incorporated (“BKI”) in the United States District Court of Connecticut, Case No. 3:17-CV-01389 (D. Conn.). In the Complaint, BKI alleges that [Read More…]

Earnhardt Family Races Through Federal Circuit Over Surname

August, 8th, 2017

By Christopher J. Stankus On July 27, 2017, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded for reconsideration the TTAB’s finding that the mark EARNHARDT COLLECTION is not primarily merely a surname because it was unclear whether [Read More…]

Summary Judgment Proceedings Continue Between Bruce Kirby And LaserPerformance And Quarter Moon; Global Sailing Limited Files New Lawsuit

July, 17th, 2017

On July 12 Bruce Kirby Inc. and LaserPerformance and Quarter Moon filed supplemental summary judgment briefs on Bruce Kirby’s trademark infringement claims regarding Defendants’ unauthorized use of the BRUCE KIRBY trademark on Kirby Sailboats. That [Read More…]

Supreme Court Rules Disparagement Refusals Unconstitutional—Will Scandalous Refusals Be Next?

July, 14th, 2017

By Chelsea A. Russell On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court expanded trademark protection in its much-awaited ruling of Matel v. Tam, 582 US ___ (2017). The Lanham Act has long held that a trademark [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Default of Foreign Defendant Served Through Hague Convention

July, 7th, 2017

WHIPgroup successfully obtained an entry of default on a Chinese corporation, Pühler (Guangzhou) Machinery and Equipment Co., Ltd., after serving the defendant at its German address under the Hague Convention. WHIPgroup client Netzsch Premier Technologies, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files New Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

June, 23rd, 2017

WHIPgroup has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on behalf of its client Vineyard Vines in the District of Connecticut, Case No. 3:17-cv-1033 (D.Conn.) (filed June 22, 2017). Vineyard Vines is a well-known American clothing and [Read More…]

Gene Simmons’ Gesture of Love…or Devil Horns. Can’t tell…

June, 23rd, 2017

By Christina L. Winsor Gene Simmons a/k/a “the Demon” and famous rocker of the band KISS filed a US Federal trademark application, Serial No. 87482739, on June 9, 2017 for “his” devil horns hand gesture [Read More…]

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