Stone Brewing has filed a lawsuit against Molson Coors Brewing Company subsidiary MillerCoors, which makes and markets the “Keystone” line of beers, alleging that the multinational company infringed on the San Diego craft brewery’s “Stone” trademark. According to the complaint, filed today in the U.S. district court of Southern California, Stone Brewing asserts that MillerCoors is purposely trying to “steal the consumer loyalty and awesome reputation of Stone’s craft brews” with its recently rebranded Keys
Otter Products LLC of Fort Collins filed a complaint Aug. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Michelle J. Blaiwes, Max N. Langen and Does 1-10, alleging they sell counterfeit copies of the plaintiff’s products.
Is the term “google” too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That’s the question before the US Supreme Court. Words like teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape were once trademarked. They lost the status after their names became too generic and fell victim to what is known as “genericide.”
[コメント] 日本では、検索するの意味の”ぐぐる”とGoogleは区別されていると思いますが、それが英語になると、動詞と社名の境界がぼやけてしまうということかも知れません。カリフォルニア州の9th Court of Appealでは、普通名称化（genericide）されていないと判断されましたが、今回は最高裁ですので、どうなるかというところです。最高裁は、certiorari(サーシオレイリイ)ですので、聞く聞かないの裁量について数カ月で判断されます。
Mercedes Trademark Suggests 8G Transmission On The Way Auto Guide has learned that on August 10, 2017, the German car manufacturer made a patent application for the name ‘8 G-Tronic’ to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for use with “automobiles and parts thereof.”
Word Mark 8 G-TRONIC
Goods and Services IC 012. US 019 021 023 031 035 044. G & S: Automobiles and parts thereof
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 87563935
Filing Date August 10, 2017
Current Basis 1B;44D
Original Filing Basis 1B;44D
Owner (APPLICANT) Daimler AG CORPORATION FED REP GERMANY Mercedesstrasse 137 Stuttgart FED REP GERMANY 70327
Attorney of Record V.T. GIORDANO
Priority Date February 28, 2017
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reaffirmed its commitment to the rule that willfulness is a prerequisite for disgorgement of a trademark infringer’s profits in Stone Creek v. Omnia Italian Design… United States Intellectual Property Fenwick & West LLP 27 Jul 2017
Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that My Other Bag Inc.’s mimicking of the fashion house’s famous interlocking logo is a parody not subject to a trademark dilution charge ( Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. My Other Bag, Inc. , U.S., No. 17-72, review requested 7/13/17 ).
There is a long history of high fashion brands suing lower fast-fashion brands (Zara, Urban Outfitters, etc.) for ripping off their designs. The trend is particularly disastrous to those big companies, who display their designs on a runway months before they will ever be available to purchase in a brick-and-mortar store or online. On the other hand, fast-fashion labels can look directly to runway shows and immediately produce ripoffs that can be on their shelves within weeks.