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Pilot Chuck Yeager, Who Broke Sound Barrier, Sues Airbus for Trademark Infringement

Chuck Yeager, the retired U.S. Air Force pilot who broke the sound barrier, has sued Airbus SE, accusing the aerospace company of using his name and likeness without permission to promote a new high-speed helicopter. In a complaint filed on …

JetBlue Lawsuit Claims Walmart Violates Its Trademark with Jetblack Service

JetBlue Airways Corp. has sued Walmart Inc. for trademark infringement, in an effort to stop the world’s largest retailer from using the name Jetblack for its text-based personal shopping service. In a complaint filed on Friday night, JetBlue said Jetblack …

‘Pooey Puitton’ Lawsuit Against Louis Vuitton Goes Nowhere

Louis Vuitton has won the dismissal of a lawsuit by a California toy company that accused the French luxury goods maker of trying to interfere with its sales of a poop-shaped toy purse for children, Pooey Puitton. U.S. District Judge …

Judge Lets Berkshire Hathaway’s Dairy Queen Sue Over ‘Blizzard’ Trademark

A federal judge in Minnesota ruled this week that Dairy Queen, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., may pursue its lawsuit to stop W.B. Mason Co. from selling “Blizzard” bottled spring water, the name it uses for a popular …

Williams-Sonoma Lawsuit Claims Amazon Infringes Furniture Patent, Trademark

Williams-Sonoma Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc. in a case that challenges the online retailer’s private label push that started with batteries, baby wipes and phone chargers and has expanded to include clothing, toys and high-end furniture. Amazon’s “Rivet” line includes products …

Brewery Defeats Trademark Complaint by Conservative Icon Schlafly’s Heirs

Relatives of the late conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly on Monday lost their appeal to block a St. Louis, Missouri, craft brewery from trademarking the Schlafly name. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor …

Girls to Face Boys in a Federal Trademark Suit Over ‘Scout’ Term

A year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America punched back Tuesday with a federal trademark lawsuit seeking to block the boys group from rebranding its flagship …

Tiffany Wins $19.4 Million in Fake Ring Damages from Costco

A federal judge on Monday said Tiffany & Co. may recover at least $19.4 million in damages from Costco Wholesale Corp. over the warehouse club chain’s illegal sale of counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the “Tiffany” name. U.S. District Judge …

Titleist’s Fight Against Logo Parody: Infringement or Free Speech?

A golf-centric social media page had a hit on its hands when it started peddling hats mimicking the logo of Titleist, the golf equipment and apparel company. Only their stuff didn’t say Titleist—the merchandise replaced the brand name with a …

The Eagles Hit Mexico’s Hotel California with Trademark Lawsuit

The Eagles are suing the owners of a Mexican hotel named Hotel California, claiming it’s capitalizing off the band’s hit song of the same name. The band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit [on May 1] against the U.S.-based owners …