Heitner Legal is your one-stop shop for all of your trademarking needs. Contact us for more information after reading this article. Many states have adopted trademark dilution statutes that serve as grounds for the initiation of a civil action in trademark law. One such state is the State of Florida, which uses Florida Statute Section […]
Mondelez is suing a company called Stoney Patch for trademark infringement. It claims that THC gummy products created and sold by Stoney Patch were intentionally designed to copy the Sour Patch brand under a confusingly similar name and packaging. It additionally says that it is especially concerned about confusing children, since the packaging is likely […]
Is the domain name “OrderMyOil.com” entitled to common law trademark protection? An appellate court in Massachusetts has answered in the negative.
In 2019, if you want a quick, easy way to send or receive money without paying a fee, you are likely using the app Venmo. It has become so popular that people will often ask to be Venmo’d money. As can be the case, a noun becomes a verb based on heightened usage.
An online golf apparel company called I Made Bogey is being sued by Tltleist. As Deadspin stated in its report, I Made Bogey “sells products with slogans you’d expect to see on the Wildwood boardwalk.” The majority of products on the site are parodies of Titleist, with the name “Titties.” Titleist, through its parent company, […]
This past week, Under Armour and Nike Inc. reached a settlement agreement regarding the trademark infringement lawsuit initiated by Under Armour for Nike’s alleged illegal use of the “I Will” slogan. As a result, Under Armour’s complaint was dismissed Monday, February 10, pursuant to an approved court order by a Baltimore U.S. District Judge—almost one […]
Ever since domain names have been open for public registration, domain owners have been guilty of cybersquatting on other peoples’/companies names. Some cybersquatting cases are more clear than others. If I register the domain name BurgerKing.com, it is unlikely that I can defend it by showing a legitimate use for owning the URL. However, if […]
Trademark bullying watch! My first post on trademark bullying discussed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) interest in eliciting suggestions to address these problematic litigation tactics. Legit claims are one thing; trademark bullying ties up the courts, costs people money that would be better spent on innovation, and takes up unnecessary time litigating. My […]