The U.S. Supreme Court considered a case involving a parody dog toy, "Bad Spaniels," and its alleged infringement of the Jack Daniel's trademark.
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Songwriter Angelslang filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against The Rolling Stones on Friday, March 10, 2023, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The lawsuit alleges that the band's song "Living In A Ghost Town" misappropriates key elements of Angelslang's songs.
A Las Vegas law firm featured a Raiders defensive end in a commercial that aired during Super Bowl LVII, and a dispute has developed over whether it did enough to avoid trademark infringement.
On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, a jury in federal court returned a verdict in favor of Hermès International in its trademark lawsuit against the creator of the MetaBirkins NFTs. The jury found for Hermès on its claims of trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and cybersquatting related to Hermès' BIRKIN trademark.
Nike filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lululemon in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, on Monday, January 30, 2023. Nike alleges that Lululemon's Chargefeel Mid, Chargefeel Low, Blissfeel, and Strongfeel shoes infringe on three of Nike's patents related to its Flyknit technology.
Fashion label Marc Jacobs faces trademark infringement litigation over its Eye-Conic line of eye shadow palettes.
The definition of the word "beer" and whether it includes hard seltzers must be left up to a jury to decide, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in a dispute between Modelo and its U.S. Corona beer distributor.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC. The lawsuit seeks to clarify whether VIP's Jack Daniel's themed dog-toys are protected from trademark infringement claims due to VIP's First Amendment interest in using Jack Daniel's trademarks on the toys.
Starbucks was sued in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, on Friday, October 21, 2022. The lawsuit alleges that Starbucks Corporation misappropriated trade secrets and breached an implied non-disclosure agreement related to coffee-flavored lip gloss after a meeting with Balmuccino, LLC.
On Friday, September 9, 2022, photographer Robert Barbera sued Miley Cyrus in federal court for copyright infringement related to Cyrus posting one of Barbera's copyrighted photos to her Instagram account.