Tag Archives: trademark law

Seattle Space Needle Pokes at Local Coffee Shop’s Logo



Seattle Space Needle Pokes at Local Coffee Shop's LogoIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark infringement dispute between the Seattle Space Needle and a local coffee shop over the cafe’s use of the Space needle’s image in its logo.

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Judge Throws a Flag on the Play in USFL IP Litigation



Judge Throws a Flag on the Play in USFL IP LitigationIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo provide an update on the dispute between the original USFL and Fox, over the network’s attempt to revive the football league.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


The Case of the Stolen Ampersand and the (Non)Protectability of Fonts



The Case of the Stolen Ampersand and the (Non)Protectability of FontsIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an intellectual property dispute between a typeface designer and Banana Republic, over the retailer’s use of a stylized ampersand design.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Cookie Co’s Motion to Dismiss Trademark Lawsuit by Restaurant Crumbles



Cookie Co's Motion to Dismiss Trademark Lawsuit by Restaurant CrumblesIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark dispute between a restaurant and a craft cookie maker, over the use of similar marks for cookies.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Heirs of Evel Knievel Clearly Do Not Have a Friend in Disney



Heirs of Evel Knievel Clearly Do Not Have a Friend in DisneyIn this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a dispute between the heirs of Evel Knievel and Disney, over claims of similarities between the late daredevil and the “Toy Story 4” character Duke Caboom.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Cleveland Now Has Two Guardians: The Baseball Team and the Roller Derby Team Settle Their Case and Agree to Joint Use



In this episode of The Briefing from the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss an update in the trademark legal battle between the Cleveland Guardians Baseball and Roller Derby teams.

Watch the episode on the Weintraub Youtube Channel, here.


Jack in the Box Pops a Spring Over Mascot Trademark Dilution



In this episode of the Briefing from the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a trademark dispute between Jack in the Box and Cryptocurrency Marketplace FTX. Jack in the Box claims that FTX’s new mascot is too similar to theirs.

Watch this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Could a Trademark Search Have Saved ‘The Cleveland Indians’ Botched Rebrand?



Title image, reading 'Could a Trademark Search Have Saved 'The Cleveland Indians' Botched Rebrand'In this week’s episode of the Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the Cleveland Indian’s attempt to rebrand as the Cleveland Guardians, and the complications that arose surrounding the new trademark.

Watch the episode on the Weintraub YouTube Channel, here.


Prince Estate Wants Winery’s ‘Purple Rain’ Trademark Back in the Bottle



In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law BlogScott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a legal dispute between the Prince estate and an Ohio-based winery over the rights to the trademark “Purple Rain.”

Watch the full episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel, here.


Dr. Seuss Sets Photon Torpedoes on Star Trek Mashup in 9th Circuit Appeal (Part Two, Trademark)



Image of a light bulb with the words, The Briefing by the IP Law blog, followed by this episode's title. Dr Seuss Sets Photon Torpedoes on Star Trek Mashup in 9th Circuit Appeal

In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss the Ninth Circuit Ruling on the trademark aspects of Dr. Seuss “mashups.”

Watch the video version of this episode on the Weintraub YouTube channel here.

To listen to part-one of this two-part series, click here.

Cases discussed:

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Penguin Books USA

Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Comic Mix LLC

Mattel Inc. v. MCA Records Inc.

VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniels Properties Inc.