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Converse Accuses Multiple Retailers of Trademark Infringement

Popular shoe designer Converse has filed more than 20 trademark infringement lawsuits against K-Mart, Wal-Mart and other retailers for selling knockoffs of its design. The lawsuit accuses various companies of ripping off the iconic striped toe-guards of Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Stars, one of the company’s most popular designs. Fashion trademark lawsuits are usually between

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Are Internet Memes Subject to Copyright Infringement?

Even though they seem free and open to use, internet memes are subject to the same copyright laws as any general advertisement. Therefore, a company wishing to profit from a trademarked meme should get an appropriate license to use any photo, video or music in a standard advertisement. There may be an exception if the

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Apple Sued Over FaceTime Technology

Straight Path Communications is alleging that Apple violated several existing patents when it designed FaceTime, a popular video conferencing app. NetSpeak, a communications company, owned the patents originally. The company developed WebPhone in the 1990s, a software that allowed businesses to speak directly to employees and customers over the internet. It was quite a feat,

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Is Your Business Being Targeted by Patent Trolls?

Patent trolls produce a product, but choose not to market it commercially. Instead, they patent their design and sit on it, waiting for another product to come along that they can potentially sue for infringement. Do I Need to Get an Injunction? If a judge upholds a patent infringement claim, they usually use a four-part test

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Twentieth Century Fox Sued Over Simpsons Hologram

Alki David, founder of FilmOn, is accusing several high-profile hologram performances of using his patented 3D technology without permission. The most recent lawsuit is about a hologram of Homer Simpson from San Diego’s Comic-Con in July. Creator of the Simpsons Matt Groening stood on stage chatting with Homer for about two minutes. David’s lawsuit complains

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How Do I Know If My Business Is Being Trademark Bullied?

An article in Business News Daily has brought light to the subject of trademark bullying. If a business is being trademark bullied, it means a trademark owner that is a larger business is using its monetary and legal resources to stop a smaller business from using trademarks that could cut into the larger business’ profits. In other

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Meet Robert G. Klein of Klein Trial Lawyers

Klein Trial Lawyers is a Los Angeles law firm that specializes in business litigation. Litigation attorney Robert G. Klein has helped businesses protect their trademarks and copyrights since 1987. Robert G. Klein has taken more than 70 cases to trial, representing clients in state and federal court as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. He

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Remembering 9/11

The 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center changed the course of American history. Klein Trial Lawyers would like to take a moment and remember the men and women who lost their lives that day. We would also like to express our sincerest gratitude to the brave service members fighting overseas, protecting our rights on a daily

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Novelty Company Sues A&E for Trademark Infringement

A&E is facing a trademark infringement lawsuit based on a popular Duck Dynasty quote, according to The Inquisitr. Court documents state the conflict all started when Uncle Si, one of Duck Dynasty’s cast members, said, “My favorite color is camouflage.” A&E then used the popular phrase to sell t-shirts and other merchandise. Fort Pierce-based Hajn LLC

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Bose Sues Beats Over Noise Canceling Technology

Bose has sold audio products since 1964, and the company is famous for its noise-canceling headphones. Beats has only been in business since 2006, but in 2012, Beats headphones made up two-thirds of all high-dollar headphone sales. Bose is accusing Beats Electronics of patent infringement, claiming that Beats is using Bose noise canceling technology in

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