Category: Trademarks

Coca-Cola – “Thums Down” on Evidence of Damages in Misrepresentation of Source in Cancellation Proceeding with Unresolved Territoriality Tension

We reported here last summer the outcome of Coca-Cola Company’s petitions to cancel the registrations for the above-captioned marks owned by Meenaxi Enterprise, Inc. Meenaxi appealed the TTAB’s decision to cancel the registrations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The basis continue reading...

Rights of Privacy and Publicity TOO SMALL to Overcome First Amendment Freedom of Speech

During the 2016 presidential primaries, then presidential candidates Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio exchanged insults, with Trump calling Rubio “Little Marco” and Rubio commenting on the size of Trumps hands. Recently, this exchange was the basis for a Federal Circuit decision reversing a refusal continue reading...