The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the century-old provision is an unconstitutional restriction on speech, handing a victory Monday to California fashion brand FUCT.
The case has to do with a portion of federal law that says officials should not register trademarks that are “scandalous” or “immoral.” But the artist behind the brand argues that portion of law should be struck down as an unconstitutional restriction on speech.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider putting sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, accepting a case that may undercut patent owners’ ability to channel cases to favorable courts.
Carmel-based Heartland Consumer Products LLC, which owns the rights to the Splenda brand, says Dunkin’ Donuts uses a knockoff sweetener but leads customers to believe it uses Splenda.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Houston is intended to protect the phrase “Home of the 12th Man” and variations of it that the university contends have brought its fan base “national renown.”
The new owners of Roselyn Bakery, Choc-Ola chocolate drink and Champagne Velvet beer got dormant but potent brands back on store shelves.
Legal brand protection is all but required in the corporate world, where businesses must guard against unauthorized use of the brands they’ve invested time and resources to build. Now, the public sector increasingly is following suit as communities work to establish identities of their own.
Attorney Richard Bell says he has found about 300 people using a photo on their websites that he took back in 2000. His aggressive litigation against them raises vital questions about fair use and theft in the Internet age.
Thinking that brothers Jim and John Harbaugh might go head to head in this year’s Super Bowl, Roy Fox last year filed applications to register “Harbowl” and “Harbaugh Bowl” as U.S. trademarks.
A trademark-infringement case brought against App Press LLC threatens to smother the tech startup in legal fees before it reaches its potential.
The order enables the Indianapolis speaker maker to disable the websites where the suspected knockoffs are sold and allows it to restrain the funds of the accused.
The Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical firm claims an Australian veterinary clinic is infringing on its Comfortis flea medication’s trademark by reselling it to U.S. consumers online.
A Shelbyville manufacturer is seeking to cancel a trademark held by Tervis Tumbler Co., which built a $75 million business around making double-walled plastic cups.
A federal judge has shot down a lawsuit brought by heirs of notorious bank robber John Dillinger over the depiction of the Dillinger name in video games based on the classic movie "The Godfather."
Carmel-based ChaCha Search Inc., operator of an online question-and-answer site, sued Taiwanese company HTC Corp. for trademark infringement over the planned introduction of a smartphone called the ChaCha.