On behalf of client Chatham Imports and its FARMERS brand gin, the Firm prevailed at trial before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board against a competitor’s application to register FARMER FORWARD for spirits on grounds of likelihood of confusion. In its opinion, the Board found our client’s mark to be inherently distinctive and held our client’s policing efforts,More
Lego Juris A/S v. Once Kids LLC
On behalf of client LEGO Juris A/S — owner of the world-famous LEGO trademark — the firm successfully opposed in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office an application to register the mark ECO-BRICKS in connection with “toy building blocks” on grounds of descriptiveness.More
APP Group (Canada) Inc. d/b/a Mackage and A.P.P. Group Inc. d/b/a Mackage v. Rudsak USA Inc.
We represented Rudsak USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian streetwear brand, in its defense against for trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and dilution brought by its rival APP Group (Canada), doing business as Mackage, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.More
Estée Lauder Cosmetics Ltd. v. Casas
On behalf of client Estée Lauder Cosmetics, Ltd.—owner of the MAC trademark for cosmetics and skin care products—the firm successfully opposed in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office an application to register the mark MCCOSMETICS NY that covered cosmetics.More
Creel Abogados, S.C. and Carlos Creel v. Creel, Garcia-Cuellar, Aiza y Enriquez, S.C.
Fross Zelnick attorney Laura Popp-Rosenberg represented Mexican law firm Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. (“CGCAE”) in an opposition brought by the firm’s former partner Carlos Creel Carrera and Creel Abogados, S.C. the new law firm he formed along with other partners who left CGCAE (together,More
Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Quanzhow Viition Gifts Co., Ltd.
Fross Zelnick partner John P. Margiotta and associate Shelby P. Rokito, on behalf of client Louis Vuitton Malletier, prevailed in a cancelation action filed before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) against Quanzhow Viition Gifts Co., Ltd.More
In re Lego Juris A/S
Fross Zelnick partner Charles T.J. Weigell III successfully persuaded the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) to reverse disclaimer requirements on behalf of our client LEGO involving applications for “Monkie Kid” in logo form with Chinese characters. The examining attorney had previously required disclaimer of KID and the transliteration of the corresponding Chinese characters apart from the mark and denied registration. More
Moshik Nadav Typography LLC v. Banana Republic, LLC
Case No. 20-CV-8325
On behalf of client Banana Republic, the firm was successful in dismissing a case brought by typographer Moshik Nadav, who alleged that our client used an ampersand he designed without permission in connection with certain promotions, alleging in three separate amended complaints claims sounding in unjust enrichment,More
Meomi Design, Inc. v. Know Yourself, PBC
Laura Popp-Rosenberg assisted Meomi Design, Inc., owner of the beloved children’s entertainment and educational property OCTONAUTS, in its successful opposition to registration of the mark ORGANAUTS for a competing children’s entertainment and educational property.More
Lacoste Alligator S.A. v. Southern Smocked Company, LLC
On behalf of client Lacoste Alligator S.A., the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board held that the Lacoste Alligator Logo is inherently strong, “renowned” in the clothing market, and “quite strong” commercially. The Lacoste marks are thus entitled to a “broad scope of protection.” The Board concluded that the applicant’s cartoon alligator created a likelihood of confusion with our Lacoste’s marks.More