Federal Jury: Gibson Guitars Flying V Trademark is Valid and Was Infringed, But Delay in Enforcement Action was “Inexcusable”

On May 19, 2019, Gibson guitars filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against rival guitar companies for manufacturing and selling products that copy Gibson’s famous “flying-v” shape. (Gibson Brands, Inc. v. Armadillo Distribution Enterprises, Inc. et al Eastern District of Texas…

Trademark Enforcement in the Crypto / NFT Space: A Complicated Affair

One of the most intriguing aspects of cryptocurrency is that they run on blockchain technology, a decentralized method of recording and storing information that is supposed to be virtually immune to hacking and government interference. Rather than storing data in…

Trademark Enforcement Begins in Cryptocurrency Space: Dogecoin v. Dogecoin 2.0

August 31, 2021 Josh Eichenstein The decentralized cryptocurrency space operates in a parallel universe without having to abide by the laws of any country. The lack of regulation or jurisdiction is the very purpose of “decentralized” transactions and cryptocurrency. This…

Federal Complaint: Chris Brown’s 2017 Song “Privacy” is Accused of Copyright Infringement

July 12, 2021 BY JOSH EICHENSTEIN & ASZANEE LAWS On July 2, 2021, Greensleeves Publishing Ltd. sued Chris Brown was for copyright infringement in the Southern District of New York. The Plaintiff, Greensleeves alleged in its complaint that Chris Brown’s…

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Can businesses use third-party trademarks on their websites? December 21, 2020 by Josh Eichenstein “As the internet ever-increasingly becomes the default medium for advertising and commerce, businesses are pushing the boundaries of what is ethically and legally acceptable in advertising…”…

Brother of Nipsey Hussle sues Crips LLC for Trademark Infringement

October 14, 2020 On October 10, 2020, Plaintiffs, Samiel Asghedom a/k/a “Blacc Sam”, individually and as the administrator of The Estate of Ermias Asghedom p/k/a “Nipsey Hussle,” filed a Complaint for Federal Trademark Infringement against Defendants Crips, LLC (“Crips”) and…

Supreme Court Carves Out Protection for Generic Trademarks

On June 30, 2020, the United States Supreme Court in an 8-1 decision led by Justice Ginsburg affirmed the Fourth Circuit’s opinion that the term “Booking.com” is not generic, i.e. it is not the ordinary name of a service as perceived by consumers, and is therefore eligible for federal trademark registration. United States Patent & Trademark Office v. Booking.com B. V.