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Geek in Trouble — Best Buy Believes Geeks will Get it in Trademark Infringement Dispute with Newegg

insights June 24, 2011

Being that my brand is BrandGeek®, when I saw the Wall Street Journal headline, “Now That Everyone Wants to Be a Geek, Lawyers Have Been Called,” I thought trouble surely was headed my way.  Thankfully, I’m not pedaling electronics, nor religion via VW Beetle, so it appears I’m safe.  For now.  Imagine the panic when…

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Using Competitor’s Trademark as Advertising Keyword Deemed Infringement

insights February 26, 2011

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently ruled that the purchase of a competitor’s registered trademark through Google Inc.’s AdWords program for sponsored keyword advertising on the search engine website constituted “use in commerce” under the Latham Act. Trademark owners scored a recent victory in the ongoing battle over the use…

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New HSR Thresholds for 2011 to Take Effect

insights February 25, 2011

The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for preacquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect February 24, 2011.  All transactions closing on or after the effective date will be governed by the new thresholds. The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for preacquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect February 24,…

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Double Ug! UGG 2010 Counterfeit Results

insights February 16, 2011

Deckers recently made its largest ever seizure of counterfeit UGGS: 244,648 pairs were seized from Putian City, Fujan Province, China on December 23, 2010. Yesterday, I reported on the unfair competition and deceptive trade practices suit filed against Deckers by UGGLEBO for Deckers’ use of the UGG trademark for clogs and footwear in the US. (Yes, I too wonder why a woman wearing so little would want to wear…

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UG! Cries UGG, Sued for Trademark Infringement

insights February 16, 2011

A Minnesota company named UGGLEBO Clogs, LLC, filed suit last Thursday against Deckers Outdoor Corp. The suit alleges unfair competition and deceptive trade practices based on Deckers’ use of the UGG trademark for clogs and footwear. As reported by my colleague and long-time blogger, Marty Schwimmer, a Minnesota company named UGGLEBO Clogs, LLC, filed suit last Thursday against Deckers Outdoor Corp. The suit alleges unfair competition and deceptive trade practices based on Deckers’ use of the UGG…

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