Category: Litigation

No Free Ride for Copycat Perfume Company – Fair Use Rejected, False Advertising Found, Accounting of Profits Awarded

Well-known perfume marketer Coty Inc. had a big win in New York federal district court, obtaining injunctive relief and $6.5 million dollars in an accounting of profits from copycat perfume seller Excell Brands, LLC. In an eighty-two page opinion (with product pictures helpfully included), Southern District continue reading...

Booking it to the District Court

A recent decision out of the federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia overturned in part the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision that the mark “Booking.com” is not registrable on the basis that the mark is generic.  Judge Brinkema presided over the continue reading...

Graffiti Artists Tag Camuto Fashion House for Copyright Infringement

Earlier this month, four Los Angeles-based graffiti artists, “Rime,” “Host18,” “Taboo” and “Reme” filed suit against the Vince Camuto fashion house and related entities alleging copyright infringement for “inexplicably featur[ing] Plaintiffs’ murals” as “the centerpiece of a marketing campaign for their Spring/Summer 2017 line [ ] without Plaintiffs’ continue reading...