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Trademark infringement

Apr 7, 2022

Judge tosses Girl Scouts’ recruitment suit vs. Boy Scouts

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit in which the Girl Scouts claim that the Boy Scouts are creating marketplace confusion and damaging their recruitment efforts through their use of words such as "scouts" and "scouting."

Feb 24, 2021

Supreme Court at odds over trademark infringement of overalls logo

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is at odds over trademark infringement case involving an overalls logo representing a northern Wisconsin resort that was turned into condominiums.

Apr 24, 2020

Astronomer files trademark lawsuit against American Girl

An astronomer in Chicago has sued the maker of American Girl dolls, alleging the Wisconsin company stole her likeness and name to create its astronaut doll.

Jan 20, 2016

No infringement in law firms’ trademark fight

To build up its personal injury practice, the Krueger Law Firm in Roseville, Minn., urges prospective clients to call 1-800-INJURED, a trademark the three-attorney firm licenses through the Mountain Marketing Group, an Illinois company with a niche in the alphanumeric telephone business.

Aug 5, 2015

Court orders remodeling contractor to pay $375K in franchise dispute

A franchise deal that went rotten in the town of Denmark has resulted in a federal court order that will have a Green Bay contractor paying hundreds of thousands in attorney's fees stemming from an alleged violation of a non-compete clause.

Jul 21, 2015

Battle of the bratwurst brewing in federal court

Two Wisconsin sausage companies are battling in court over who can use the term "backyard brat."

Apr 17, 2015

Wisconsin-based company settles suit filed by the Eagles’ Henley

Wisconsin-based outdoor apparel retailer Duluth Trading Co. has settled a lawsuit from Eagles founding member Don Henley alleging trademark infringement.

Aug 30, 2011

THE DARK SIDE: I don’t want to be a member of the State Bar

At the end of Henrik Ibsen’s play, “The Pillars of Society,” after the so-called pillars of society have been shown to be a bunch of scoundre[...]

Sep 30, 2010

09-3379 Stayart v. Yahoo! Inc.

Intellectual Property Trademark infringement; standing Before a plaintiff may assert a claim under the Lanham Act, she must have a commercial interest to protect. “Relying on cases in other circuits, Stayart argues that because her activities include advocacy and boycotts she is engaged in ‘services’ and ‘commercial activities’ and therefore has standing to pursue her[...]

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