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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 …

Navajo Nation, Urban Outfitters Settle Suit over Trademark Infringement

The Navajo Nation and Urban Outfitters Inc. have reached a settlement in the tribe’s 2012 trademark infringement lawsuit against the clothing retailer. The Farmington Daily Times reported that terms of the settlement signed Monday by a federal judge are confidential. …

Jury: Costco Should Pay $5.5 Million Plus Damages for Selling Fake Tiffany Rings

Costco Wholesale Corp. should hand over $5.5 million to compensate Tiffany & Co. for selling counterfeit Tiffany diamond engagement rings, a federal jury said on Thursday. Tiffany is also entitled to punitive damages, the jury in Manhattan said. Lawyers for …

Thanks to Judge, AT&T Can Say ‘Thanks’ for Now

The right to say “thanks” to customers may not be exclusive to Citigroup Inc. A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday refused the bank’s request for an order barring AT&T Inc. from using a commonly uttered expression of gratitude for its …

Pennsylvania Federal Judge Dismisses Parks Lawsuit Against Tyson Foods

This lawsuit over hot dogs failed to cut the mustard. A federal judge threw out a lawsuit accusing Tyson Foods Inc and its Hillshire Brands unit of infringing a trademark belonging to the maker of Parks’ sausages when they used …

Settlement May be Resolved over Utah Comic Con Naming Rights

The organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con may be on the verge of resolving an ongoing name-trademark dispute. Attorneys for the two pop-culture conventions asked a federal judge to give them more time to work on …

Mississippi Gas Station Sued for Violating ‘Larry the Cable Guy’ Trademark

The company that owns trademark and merchandising rights for Larry the Cable Guy says the Giterdone convenience store in Diamondhead, Mississippi, is violating the trademark on the catchphrase Git-R-Done. The store’s response denies the allegations and asks a federal judge …

Intellectual Property News: KitKat, Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods, Skechers, Segway, GoDaddy, Apple

This wrap-up of recent intellectual property cases covers chocolate bar shapes, cookware designs, sneaker similarities, Korean TV copyright device, Quizno’s commercials, personal transporter technology, Oscar award domains, wines from Whole Foods, fair use of music tracks, the Apple-Samsung battle and …