The two iconic brands faced off recently in the Court of Appeals Federal Circuit over stitching. The appeal resulted from the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board “TTAB’s” decision to throw out Levi’s Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings against Abercrombie & Fitch “A&F” based upon “been there, done that” litigation at the District Court for the Northern … More S“Tit”ch for Tat Trademark War Pits Levi vs. A&F
Everyone knows Oprah Winfrey. Attractive, eloquent and charismatic, she’s a brand unto herself. However, she recently came out on the short end of the stick in a trademark dispute with Simone Kelly-Brown, the owner of the registered service mark “Own Your Power.” Oprah’s media empire had used this phrase in a number of publications, at … More Oprah Loses “Own Your Power” Trademark Skirmish
Nike, Inc. sued Already LLC, a competing shoe manufacturer for trademark infringement of its Airforce 1 shoe design and Already filed a counterclaim for cancellation of Nike’s trademark. Nike subsequently executed a covenant not to sue Already, and affiliates, for its existing shoe designs and those planned for the future based upon any “colorable imitation” … More Supreme Court Rules For Nike in TM Dispute
In a previous blog, Beware Using Historic Symbol as Trademark, we discussed branding considerations applied to use of well-known symbols such as the Texas Star in your logo for goods and services. As the palette of colors is limited and even subjective by nature, there is even less opportunity to claim a trademark for a … More Color as a Trademark?