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The University of Iowa’s Trademark Licensing Program is sending warnings to vendors offering Hawkeye-branded face masks for sale, like this offer on Etsy.


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In New Lawsuit, Versace Says Counterfeiters Are “Depriving it of its Right to Fairly Compete” in the Market


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There is a rising clamour for reforms to US cannabis law, including around the registration of trademarks. A recent paper argued that the Supreme Court has already provided a solution, while other lawyers argue that only a change in the law will suffice.


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H&M has emerged victorious in a longstanding dispute with Adidas within the Netherlands.





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In a Monday (Aug. 24) article from Lawyers and Settlements, the suit, filed by Wimo Labs, which has trademarks for products that include iPhone cases and Apple Watch cases, said that the plaintiff has sent more than 5,000 notices of infringement to eBay over the past two years.


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If you type “Gucci Bag” into Amazon’s search bar, you can see a selection of handbags that look an awful lot like what you might find at a Gucci store, but at $40 or less. Some are adorned with bees and beetles, which Gucci is famous for. One features Gucci’s interlocked double G logo. Of course, if you take a closer look, you’ll realize they’re fakes. One bag has misspelled the name: Gugci. And the bags are made of plastic, rather than leather.


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In a new lawsuit, Elasticsearch alleges that AWS committed trademark infringement and false advertising in connection with services associated with Elasticsearch, the popular search and analytics platform.







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More than 3,000 trademark infringement lawsuits are filed each year in U.S. district courts. These actions are expensive, as trademark infringement litigation that advances to trial can cost anywhere from $375,000 to $2 million per case. Additionally, if the plaintiff is successful, the average award per mark is $219,739. These immense sums of money can be avoided by following a simple step: conducting a trademark clearance search.


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