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Arbitrator Found Not to Have Issued a Reasoned Award, SDNY Remands to Arbitrator for Clarification

The Southern District of New York remanded an arbitration award back to the arbitrator for clarification, as the parties had agreed to a “reasoned” award, and the arbitrator exceeded his authority in issuing an award that did not meet the … Continue reading

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SDNY: No Trade Dress In Advertising Lay-out (Laurel Road v Commonbond)

Plaintiff Laurel Road, a bank, ran an advertising campaign. A typical ad looked like this: A competitor, Commonbond, ran ads, one of which looked like this: Both banks ran outdoor display ads, sometimes in similar locales, such as the suburban … Continue reading

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SDNY: Sick Boy v Chainsmokers re SICK BOY

Sick Boy Clothing, a South Dakota-based apparel company, owns a registration for SICK BOY.  Its website identifies musicians who wear SICK BOY clothing.  The Chainsmokers, a band, released a song entitled “Sick Boy,” and sells some merchandise using the term. … Continue reading

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SDNY Lawsuit Over Use of BLOCKCHAIN Trademark – You Read That Right

    Plaintiff, Blockchain Luxembourg, owns a federal trademark registration for BLOCKCHAIN and design, disclaiming  the word BLOCKCHAIN.  It provides blockchain-related goods and services, and operates websites at blockchain.com and blockchain.info. It defines the marks in which it claims rights in … Continue reading

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SDNY: Daniel Wellington Brings Counterfeiting Suit Against Overstock.com

Daniel Wellington, which is the watch of the decade (para 11), sues Overstock for sale of counterfeit watches.  Screenshot above depicts top search results for “DANIEL WELLINGTON” on Overstock.com just now. Read more detail on Recent Advertising Law posts – … Continue reading

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