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“Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics company’s use of … Continue reading

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Functionality of Product Design Bars Registration as Trademark

In Adams Manufacturing Corp. v. Rea, No. 12-1430 (W.D. Pa. March 12, 2014), a federal court in Pennsylvania upheld the determination of the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) that the shape and design of a suction cup with … Continue reading

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Asian-American Band’s Uphill Battle to Register “The Slants” as Trademark

An October 20, 2013 story on National Public Radio (NPR) reports that an Asian-American music group from Portland, Oregon, has been fighting with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for four years in an attempt to register their name–“The Slants”–as … Continue reading

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Paraguay To Create National Intellectual Property Directorate

In October 2012, legislators in Paraguay‘s Chamber of Deputies approved a law to create a National Intellectual Property Directorate, which will be known by the Spanish acronym DINAPI. See Ley que crea la Dirección Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual queda sancionada … Continue reading

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