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Newsbreak: Big Beef Against Marriott Hotels [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides a “food for thought” Newsbreak. A man has a big beef against the Marriott International. He’s suing the hotel chain, accusing it of charging for Kobe beef but actually dishing out a much lower-quality meat to his 300 wedding guests in Lincolnshire, Ill. Anthony Schittino claims Kobe beef is from the Wagyu bloodline of cattle from Japan’s Kobe region, raised and slaughtered in a particular way. But Schittino says the U.S.D.A. banned …

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Posted 1 year ago in Litigation Your Money & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Mockingbird Author Harper Lee Sues Museum Over Trademark

Legendary “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has filed a lawsuit against a museum in the Alabama town the novel was based in for unauthorized use of her name and the name of her book. The Monroe County Heritage Museum in Monroeville, where the 87-year-old author resides, makes a number of references to Lee and her book, including on merchandise for sale in its gift shop. “The museum seeks to profit from the unauthorized use of the protected names and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Job & The Law by Josh Crank  
Trader Joe’s Picks a Fight With a Pirate

If you’ve ever experienced the euphoria brought on by Trader Joe’s chocolate-covered potato chips, you might say Canadian Michael Hallatt is doing God’s work. Using a cargo van that may as well be Santa’s sleigh when fully loaded, Hallatt hauls thousands of dollars worth of Trader Joe’s products from Washington state, where they’re sold, to Vancouver, where they aren’t. The products ultimately land on the shelves of Pirate Joe’s, a small shop where non-perishable Trader Joe’s goodies are resold at …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law Podcasts by Lawyers.com Radio  
How to Protect Trademarks on the Internet [Podcast]

  Matt:  Welcome to Lawyers.com Radio. Your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in your area and suggest legal forms for legal self-help.  We’re talking with Enrico Schaefer from Traverse Legal, PLC. Enrico is an attorney who specializes in Internet trademarks, and today we’re discussing how to protect your Internet trademarks.   Biggest Trademark Issues on the Internet Enrico, many times in the past I’ve heard you refer to the Internet …

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Posted 2 years ago in Podcasts The Internet & The Law by Lawyers.com Radio  
Why You Need To Protect Your Trademark [Podcast]

  Matt Plessner:  Welcome to Lawyers.com radio. Your legal solutions start right here. We’ll help you understand your legal issue, find a lawyer in your area, and suggest legal forms for legal self-help. Today’s show is been brought to you by the Intellectual Property Lawyers of Traverse Legal, PLC. We are speaking today with trademark law attorney Enrico Schaefer. Enrico, thanks for joining us.   What is a Trademark? Matt:  Enrico, we hear about the United States becoming an idea …

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