LUCA MCDERMOTT CATENA GIFT TRUST v. FRUCTUOSO-HOBBS SL

Luca McDermott Catena Gift Trust (“Appellant”) appeals from a consolidated decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) dismissing its petitions to cancel the registered marks ALVAREDOS-HOBBS and HILLICK AND HOBBS. Luca McDermott... Read more →

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Dexon Computer, Inc. v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. Am.

Dexon Computer, Inc. (Dexon), is a reseller of computer networking products. Dexon sources new and used brand name products from many different suppliers, including Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Juniper, and Dell; subjects the products to quality control measures; and resells them... Read more →

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TBL Licensing, LLC v. Vidal

TBL Licensing, LLC, more commonly known as Timberland, tried to register certain features from the design of its popular boot under the Lanham Act as trade dress. But the law prohibits the registration of product designs that have not acquired... Read more →

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Kars 4 Kids Inc v. America Can Cars For Kids

“1-877 Kars for Kids, K-A-R-S Kars for Kids . . . donate your car today” has become a familiar musical jingle, and the question before us is whether Kars 4 Kids, Inc. has the right to use it in the... Read more →

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City of New York v. Henriquez

To first responders, “medical special operations” has a special meaning: providing care in extraordinary circumstances, such as combat zones or urban disasters. It is only natural that a meeting for those working in this field might be called a “Medical... Read more →

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BBK TOBACCO & FOODS LLP V. CENTRAL COAST AGRICULTURE, INC.

BBK Tobacco & Foods LLP (“BBK”) distributes and sells smoking-related products with trademarked “RAW” branding. It alleges that Central Coast Agriculture, Inc. (“CCA”) infringed its mark by selling cannabis products with the mark “Raw Garden.” BBK’s operative complaint asserts trademark... Read more →

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Rolex Watch v. Beckertime

Following a bench trial for this trademark infringement dispute brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051, et seq., the district court determined that BeckerTime infringed Rolex’s trademark but refused to disgorge BeckerTime of its profits after finding that... Read more →

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Punchbowl, Inc. v. AJ Press, LLC

This case requires us to apply the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, 599 U.S. 140 (2023), to a trademark infringement dispute involving two companies that use the word “Punchbowl” in their marks.... Read more →

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Vans, Inc. v. MSCHF Product Studio, Inc.

Defendant-Appellant MSCHF Product Studio, Inc. (“MSCHF”), the creator of the Wavy Baby sneaker, appeals from the April 29, 2022 order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Kuntz, J.) granting the request by Plaintiffs-Appellees... Read more →

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Janssen Products LP v. Evenus Pharmaceuticals Laboratories Inc

Plaintiff pharmaceutical companies sued two competitors for misappropriation of trade secrets. While discovery was underway, plaintiffs moved ex parte for an order seizing some of defendants’ property. The District Court declined to order a seizure, concluding that plaintiffs did not... Read more →

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