Court Says U.S. Polo's Logo Tramples Ralph Lauren Trademark

Court Says U.S. Polo's Logo Tramples Ralph Lauren Trademark

According to a ruling by a federal judge, Ralph Lauren Polo has more of a right to an image of a man playing polo than the organization that represents the sport. [More]

Wegmans Settles Walgreens Lawsuit Over Not-At-All-Similar "W"

Wegmans Settles Walgreens Lawsuit Over Not-At-All-Similar "W"

Regular readers may remember that Walgreens filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Wegmans last fall over the fact that the two companies’ “W”s could maybe, possibly, if you squint, look similar. Well, Wegmans has decided it’s cheaper to change some logos than fight a lawsuit, because it has agreed to change the offending W on its store-brand products. [More]

Canned Unicorn Meat Hits Market

Canned Unicorn Meat Hits Market

Just in time for an unforgettable Thanksgiving, canned unicorn meat is here. Yes, this is a real product which you can purchase and open. [More]

Walgreens Sues Wegmans Over The Letter "W"

Walgreens Sues Wegmans Over The Letter "W"

If you thought the Dodgers complaint against Brooklyn Burger was a stretch, here’s one that’s even more confounding. Drug store chain Walgreen’s has filed a lawsuit against regional grocery store chain Wegmans because of the “W” in its new logo. [More]

The George Lucas Death Star Tries To Obliterate My Startup

The George Lucas Death Star Tries To Obliterate My Startup

Matt says George Lucas’ lawyers are sending Storm Troopers after him for using the word “droid” in the title of his startup, Addroid. He has precious few days to coordinate his Rebel Alliance defense and sent out a hologram (OK, an email) saying “Help me, Consumerists. You’re my only hope!” [More]

National Pork Board Attempting To Halt Sales Of Canned Unicorn Meat

National Pork Board Attempting To Halt Sales Of Canned Unicorn Meat

The ever-vigilant folks at the National Pork Board are out to put an end to the sale of Radiant Farms’ canned unicorn meat. But it’s not because they want to stop the slaughter of the one-horned flying horses, it’s because they say the product infringes on their “other white meat” trademark. [More]

Put The Words 'Eat More' In Your Biz And Chick-Fil-A Will Cluck At You

Put The Words 'Eat More' In Your Biz And Chick-Fil-A Will Cluck At You

A Florida businessman named his market Eat More Produce, and Chick-fil-A has taken it as a personal insult, sending the business letters accusing it of ripping off its ad campaign, the Orlando Sentinel reports: [More]

Abercrombie & Fitch Threatens To Sue Merchants In Hollister, California For Trademark Infringement

Abercrombie & Fitch Threatens To Sue Merchants In Hollister, California For Trademark Infringement

Taking a page out of Monster Cable’s playbook, Abercrombie & Fitch has threatened to sue merchants in Hollister, California who sell clothes bearing their town’s name. A&F claims that local merchants putting “Hollister” on their clothes will confuse notoriously inept surfers who can’t distinguish between a town and A&F’s Hollister Co. line. So what happens if the locals defy the upscale bully? According to David Cupps, Abercrombie’s general counsel and harasser-in-chief, “If they try, they would get a call and much more.”

Monster Cable Awakens From Slumber, Sues Another Company

Monster Cable Awakens From Slumber, Sues Another Company

Well, that didn’t last long. Back in January, we were hopeful that Monster Cable had seen the error of its stupid ways and stopped suing everyone but the dictionary for using the word “monster” in their title. They were just hibernating, it seems, and now they’re back and bullying another company—this time a family-owned transmission manufacturer in Florida named Monster Transmission.

Law Firm 'Jones Day' Usurps Monster Cable For Stupidest Trademark Lawsuit Ever

Law Firm 'Jones Day' Usurps Monster Cable For Stupidest Trademark Lawsuit Ever

Monster Cable loves to sue companies that use “Monster” in their names, even if they don’t sell cables and even if they’ve been around as long as Monster Cable has. Jones Day is a law firm that doesn’t want anyone else to use standard, everyday formatting for links in news stories about its staff, and it succeeded in forcing a small start-up to cave in to its demands.

Monster Cable Drops Suit Against Monster Mini Golf

Monster Cable Drops Suit Against Monster Mini Golf

Monster Cable has decided to stop pursuing a trademark infringement against Monster Mini Golf. Judging by the post-settlement letter Noel sent the MiniGolf people, it seems that after both parties kicked their lawyers out of the room and talk directly, they were able to come to an amicable solution. Monster Cable will stop opposing the MiniGolf trademark and will cover MonsterMini Golf’s attorney fees. Noel’s letter, inside: