Category Archives: Trademark Law

Hard Cider Maker Can’t Whine About Trademark Opposition



In this episode of The Briefing, Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board involving winemaker Delicato Vineyards and a hard cider maker from Virginia. Delicato Vineyards, which owns the trademark GNARLEY HEAD for wine opposed the registration of GNARLED ORCHARD for hard cider.


The Ninth Circuit Affirms That Comic-Con isn’t Generic



This week, Intellectual Property attorney Scott Hervey talks with IP attorney and Law Blog author Josh Escovedo about his article “The Ninth Circuit Affirms Ruling that COMIC-CON isn’t Generic for Comic Conventions.”

Read Josh’s article on the IP Law Blog.


Navigating the Hazy Intersection of Cannabis Law & Trademarks



Weintraub Tobin IP attorneys Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss Josh’s post on the IP Law Blog “Navigating the Hazy Intersection of Federal and State Law on Cannabis and Advising Clients on Protecting Their Trademarks.” Read the full article here: https://www.theiplawblog.com/2020/06/…


COVID 19 Bill Stimulates the Economy and Changes in the Intellectual Property Law



In this episode, Scott and Josh discuss the changes in Intellectual Property Law stemming from the recently passed COVID-19 Stimulus Bill.

You can read a related article by Jessica Corpuz on the IP Law Blog.


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: https://www.theiplawblog.com/2020/10/…