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Alex Rodriguez Has No Legal Right To Privacy While Toilet Texting in front of a Window in NYC

Do you have a right to privacy while sitting on the toilet texting in front of a clear window in New York City? When I lived in New York City, I understood that when I was naked in front of … Continue reading

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Quilted Toilet Paper Design Flushed As Functional

As the court ruled, and repeatedly reminded: "Toilet paper. This case is about toilet paper." Just last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit enjoyed applying only a modicum of potty humor while deciding Georgia Pacific … Continue reading

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No Trademark Protection For Quilted Design of Toilet Paper: Functionality v Incidental Design

Georgia Pacific embossed a quilted pattern on its QUILTED NORTHERN toilet tissue. It held registered trademarks, utility patents and design patents covering or related to the quilted design. Defendant Kimberly Clark allegedly infringed. Defendant argued that GP's registration for its … Continue reading

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7th Circuit: Raised quilting pattern on toilet paper functional; trademark protection denied

In an entertaining opinion peppered with puns, the 7th Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Georgia-Pacific's claims that the raised quilting patterns on Kimberly-Clark's Cottonette brand of toilet paper infringed Georgia-Pacific's alleged trademark rights in the raised quilting pattern of its … Continue reading

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