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Supreme Court Offs Ban on Foul Language Trademarks

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks on “immoral” or “scandalous” words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. …

Rock Band Sues Colorado Brewery Over ‘Guns ‘N’ Rose’ Beer

The rock band Guns N’ Roses is accusing a Colorado brewery of piggybacking off their fame to sell beer and merchandise. The band filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Thursday against Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery, which sells Guns `N’ Rose beer …

In Pre-Mardi Gras Battle, Louisiana Jumbo Beer Seller Sues Over Trademark

It’s a Bourbon Street battle of jumbo beers, just before Mardi Gras’ climactic weekend: Huge Ass Beers vs. Giant Ass Beer. The creator of Huge Ass Beers is suing another string of bars and clubs on Bourbon Street for marketing …

Missouri Brewing Company Wins Trademark Lawsuit Brought by Maine Brewer

A judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri-based brewery in a lawsuit alleging the company copied the name and can design of a Maine-based brewery’s signature export ale. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey ruled in favor of Columbia’s Logboat …

Hershey’s in Trademark Battles with California Marijuana Businesses

Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Although Hershey’s has been relatively …

Mars’ Trademark Suit Against Wisconsin Chocolatier Dismissed

A federal judge on June 30 dismissed a lawsuit from candy maker Mars Inc. against a Wisconsin woman the company claimed violated a company trademark with chocolates she makes. The McLean, Virginia-based company filed the lawsuit in its home state …

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. …

Carl’s Jr. Files Trademark Suit against Utah’s Apollo Burger

Carl’s Jr. is suing Utah-based chain Apollo Burger, accusing the restaurants of knowingly copying its trademarked Western Bacon Cheeseburger. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City claims Apollo Burger was selling a cheeseburger with the same …

Court Sides with California-based Grocer Trader Joe’s in Knockoff Suit

A U.S. court has the authority to hear a trademark lawsuit by grocery chain Trader Joe’s against a man who purchased the company’s products and resold them in Canada at “Pirate Joe’s,” a store designed to mimic a real Trader …