Monthly Archives: February 2021

Sushi Restaurants Battle for Control over Hand Roll Trademark

Sushi Nozawa, LLC, owner of the popular sushi destination Sugarfish, is challenging the HRB Experience LLC over use of the term “Hand Roll Bar.” IP Attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the lawsuit, including descriptive versus generic terms, secondary meaning, and the potential strategies of the parties.

Trademark Infringement – Tiffany & Co. Versus Costco

Josh and Scott discuss the case where Tiffany & Co. sued Costco for selling other rings and using the word Tiffany on nearby signage to describe those rings, claiming trademark infringement and unfair business practices.



Dogs, Whiskey, and Intellectual Property: Need I Say More?

In this episode of The Briefing, Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Josh’s post on the IP Law Blog “Dogs, Whiskey, and Intellectual Property: Need I Say More?”  Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States for certiorari following an unfavorable ruling from the Ninth Circuit in the matter of VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. In that case, VIP Products sued Jack Daniel’s after receiving a cease-and-desist letter concerning its Bad Spaniels Silly Squeaker dog toy. The toy is intentionally similar to the famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey bottle, but is clearly intended to be a joke. Read the full article here:…