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When it comes to marketing, branding is important. A clever brand name can become ubiquitous and help a company soar to popularity. The drawback is that such brands are at risk of being genericized. When this happens, what was once a brand name is now a generic term used as a [...]

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Judging by the amount of media attention directed at Dumb Starbucks over the past few says, it is clear that comedian Nathan Fielder accomplished his main goal–getting noticed. No matter that the store was closed by the Los Angeles County Health Department on Monday, February 10. Fielder hosts a Comedy Central show called “Nathan for [...]

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King.com Begins Saga of Crushing “Candy”

On January 30, 2014 By J.P. Urban

As our blog’s fearless leader, Brad Edmondson, pointed out in this week’s Monday Morning JETLawg [you're too kind! --ed.], King.com, the developers of such viral games as Candy Crush Saga, applied for a trademark for “Candy” in relation to a wide variety of goods and services. The game developer applied [...]

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How many of you readers have been to a horse race, college football tailgate, fraternity formal, bachelor party, or just enjoy bourbon? If so, you probably fondly remember the ritual of breaking the red wax seal on a fresh bottle of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, renowned for its smooth, sweet taste. Maker’s Mark likes its [...]

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Electronic Arts’ Preemptive Strike

On March 2, 2012 By Andrew Farrell

Electronic Arts, Inc. (“EA”), the premier video game developer and publisher, is going on the offensive.  Its latest hit, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, was a phenomenal success, selling 8 million copies in the first month of its release.  EA wants to enjoy the hefty profits being produced and make sure that [...]

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Would you like to watch live television on your iPad? Time Warner Cable thinks it’s a great idea. Viacom isn’t quite as happy.

With the rising success of Netflix and Hulu (not to mention Google TV), the television is no longer the only way viewers catch up on episodes of their favorite shows.  Cable [...]

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Several days ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to approve the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), a bill that would allow the Justice Department to use an expedited process to shut down websites that primarily provide access to counterfeit goods or copyrighted material [...]

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Who Dat?, Inc. “Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints”

On November 19, 2010 By Ilana Kattan

Ownership of “Who Dat?,” the familiar battle cry of New Orleans Saints fans, is the subject of a no-holds barred trademark battle in Louisiana.

On March 4, 2010, Who Dat?, Inc. sued NFL Properties, the New Orleans Saints, the Secretary of State of Louisiana, and the State of Louisiana, on [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 15, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Madonna faces trademark infringement lawsuit by company claiming priority to “Material Girl” used with personal care products.

San Diego Judge resigns from bench due to allegations she taped courtroom discussions in hopeful bid for reality television show.

Class action filed against publisher of Rolling [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Canadian FCC slams DJ and radio station for implying Justin Bieber is gay.

Major networks block web programs from being viewed on Google TV.

Piracy domain seizure bill allowing government to blacklist piracy websites makes major strides in Congress.

Argument over whether Continue Reading