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Derby Pie Eats Humble Pie

Rupp v. Courier-Journal, Inc. involves a dispute between the makers of DERBY-PIE®—a trademarked chocolate-nut pie—and a local newspaper that published two articles about other businesses creating other chocolate-nut desserts. Departing somewhat from its own ruling decades earlier in a separate case involving “Derby pie,” the continue reading...

What’s in a Name? Influencer Trademark Name Disputes Provide Lessons for the New Year on Clarity in Agreements

Many industries were negatively impacted by the pandemic in 2020, but one industry that continues to grow is the influencer marketing industry. The influencer marketing model typically involves agreements between companies and influencers, where the influencer creates content promoting companies’ products for posts on social continue reading...