trademark News

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 …

Judge Dismisses Distillery’s Trademark Case Against University of Kentucky

A federal judge has dismissed an Appalachian distillery’s lawsuit in a trademark dispute with the University of Kentucky, but the moonshine maker vowed to fight on. The case pits the state’s flagship university against Kentucky Mist Moonshine, a small startup …

Distillery Drops Trademark Suit Against University of Kentucky

Kentucky Mist Moonshine has dropped a federal lawsuit against the University of Kentucky over trademarks. James Francis, a lawyer for the eastern Kentucky distillery, tells the Lexington Herald-Leader the two sides are trying to work out an agreement. Kentucky Mist …

Distillery Sues University Over Word ‘Kentucky’

Kentucky Mist Moonshine is suing the University of Kentucky over use of the word “Kentucky” on clothing. The company filed suit Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court. The Lexington Herald-Leader says the suit was filed in Pikeville but later reassigned …

Distillery, University of Kentucky Clash Over Use of Word ‘Kentucky’

The owners of Kentucky Mist distillery say University of Kentucky attorneys have sent them a letter asserting the school owns the rights to the word “Kentucky,” at least on clothing. The Mountain Eagle reports the certified letter from Lexington attorney …

Utah Comic Con Granted Trademark Amid Legal Battle

The organizers of a Utah comic-book convention have been granted a trademark for Salt Lake Comic Con amid a legal battle with the country’s biggest such event in San Diego. Salt Lake City co-founder Bryan Brandenburg said the trademark announced …

Judge Dismisses Velvet Underground Copyright Claim vs. Warhol Over Banana

A federal judge has dismissed part of The Velvet Underground’s lawsuit accusing the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts of violating its rights to an iconic banana image used on the rock band’s best-known album. While Velvet Underground’s trademark …

EU Court Says eBay May Be Liable on Trademark Abuse

Internet auction marketplace eBay may have to take more responsibility over what is sold via its website or it could be sued for trademark abuse, Europe’s top court ruled on Tuesday. The European Court of Justice said online market providers …

House Approves Patent Reform Bill Similar to Senate’s

Patent legislation that aims to clear a years-long backlog of applications and allows the patent office set its own fees was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. Supporters say the bill will help the patent office hire …