On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of Vans, a popular manufacturer of skateboarding shoes and apparel, blocking sales of art collective MSCHF's Wavy Baby sneakers, a purported parody of Vans' Old Skool shoes.
Skechers filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, against footwear retail company Steve Madden alleging that the company infringed on Skechers' "S" logo on Steve Madden's "Kennie" sneaker.
The famous Tennessee whiskey brand succeeded in reviving a lawsuit against humorous dog toys that allegedly infringed on its trademarks.
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.
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.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against an advertiser of a New Year's Eve outdoor music festival near the site of the famous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. This prevents the event from being advertised under its current name, due to potential consumer confusion.
On Monday, March 16, 2020, New York design firm Uber, Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, against the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc., alleging "willful, wanton, and intentional infringement, deceptive trade practices, and unfairly competitive use" of the design firm's trademark. The design firm requested relief in the form of damages, an injunction, and for the ride-sharing company to implement corrective advertising in the form of a campaign.
Earlier this month, online dating app developer Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, sued fellow dating app company Bumble for utility and design patent infringement, trademark infringement, and trade secret misappropriation. The suit was filed in the Western District of Texas.