Trademarks

Find the latest news stories on trademark infringement claims, trials, appeals and verdicts.

Oct 31, 2011

The San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball are being sued by a clothing vendor in San Francisco regarding trademark rights to the Giants' logo. 

The San Francisco Giants allegedly tried to trademark the team logo earlier this year, but the application was rejected after a patent and trademark examiner found the design is virtually identical to the trademarked logo used by Gogo Sports, which makes embroidered jackets and fleeces, according to a lawsuit filed by Gogo.

Gogo Sports is asking the courts to affirm its full patent and trademark rights to the logo, w

Oct 27, 2011

To protect the trademark on their locally grown ginseng, Wisconsin farmers are lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture to change quality standard regulations for the root.

Wisconsin growers produce about 95 percent of the domestic ginseng crop, according to a recent GlobalPost article.

Oct 26, 2011

Two northeast grocery store chains are engaged in a legal battle, as New York-based Golub Corp., owner of Price Chopper stores, has alleged that rival Wakefern Corp., the New Jersey-based owner of ShopRite stores, engaged in trademark infringement.

Golub contends that Wakefern paid for trademarked keywords to use in internet advertisements, so that when users searched for Price Chopper-related terms on Google, Yahoo and Bing, they found ShopRite ads which contained phrases such as "Price Chopper flyer," the Albany Times Union reported.

The lawsuit was filed about th

Oct 25, 2011

New Mexico-based software development company Basis filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on October 24.

In its lawsuit, Basis takes issue with the name of RIM's soon-to-be launched operating system, BBX.

Oct 19, 2011

An intra-family trademark battle has broken out, pitting handbag designer Laura Buccellati against her great-uncle Mario Buccellati's jewelry company.

The jewelry company recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in a federal court in New York, alleging that Laura Buccellati has used her name to falsely suggest that the family company is associated with her line of luxury handbags, wallets, belts and other accessories, Women's Wear Daily reported.

The complaint singled out a sentence on Laura Buccellati's website, stating that her handbag products are made i