Hodgson Legal
The Kitchen Boulder v The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck – a food fight
Mar22

The Kitchen Boulder v The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck – a food fight

The Kitchen is suing to prevent Wolfgang Puck from registering the mark THE KITCHEN BY WOLFGANG PUCK. The Kitchen knives are sharpened and the dueling Chefs are ready for battle.

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HBO’s John Oliver on Patent Trolls
May12

HBO’s John Oliver on Patent Trolls

One can’t take the subject of Intellectual Property too seriously as HBO’s John Oliver reminds us. On the other hand, patent trolls are a serious subject, and John extracts a laugh while shedding public awareness on a nasty game of big money for nothing.

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Register a Trademark? If you don’t, territorial rights are an issue
Sep14

Register a Trademark? If you don’t, territorial rights are an issue

In a dispute between two users of the mark THREE PALMS for hotels, a legal mess erupted, when both of whom failed to register a trademark before starting in business. Which THREE PALMS user got rights to expand into the rest of U.S?

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gTLDs for .wine—Winemakers Throw Grapes at ICANN
Jul07

gTLDs for .wine—Winemakers Throw Grapes at ICANN

The latest outcry regarding new gTLDs comes from global winemakers around the world who are expressing outrage over the launch of two wine related gTLDs, .vin and .wine.

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Who owns Paper: Facebook Paper, Paper by FiftyThree, or No one?
Feb10

Who owns Paper: Facebook Paper, Paper by FiftyThree, or No one?

FiftyThree’s Paper app is well known and loved the first in the App Store.. On Jan 30, 2014, Facebook Paper launched its own Paper app.
So who owns Paper for an app? Facebook, FiftyThree, or perhaps no one.

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Duckhorn Sues Sutter Home over Duck Commander Wine Trademark
Jan15

Duckhorn Sues Sutter Home over Duck Commander Wine Trademark

The webbed feet of the wine world are preparing for battle in the wine trademark infringement wars. Wine labels Duckhorn and Duck Commander are in the ring, as they square off over use of a duck and the word “duck” for Duck Commander wines . . .

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