Archive for the "Famous Marks" Category

RIM Battles Samsung Over Use of BlackJack

Posted by Neil Melliship on December 12th, 2006

Canadian based Research in Motion is suing Samsung over its use of the mark BlackJack in association with a recently launched smart phone device. The Samsung smart phone competes directly with RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl smart phone. In the lawsuit, filed in California, RIM argues that the BlackJack name will cause confusion with consumers who are [...]

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Canadian Contribution to Major Leagues Up For Grabs

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 4th, 2006

Just in time for Major League Baseball’s fall classic, the Quebec based maker of the famed maple SAM BAT is up for sale on eBay, all trademark rights included.

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Famous Marks Protected Once Again

Posted by Neil Melliship on October 2nd, 2006

The U.S. congress has approved an amendment to the Trademark Dilution Act, in a move intended to close a loophole that the U.S. Supreme Court found in a case involving the marks VICTORIA’S SECRET and VICTOR’S LITTLE SECRET. The Trademark Dilution Revision Act will now be sent to the President for signature, which is expected [...]

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