A year after the Boy Scouts of America decided in 2017 to start admitting girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have sued over what it says is a national consumer confusion problem with the two organizations’ trademarks.
Chinese copycats have long bedeviled popular brands in fashion and consumer products, but cybersquatters in China now target major global law firms--registering names, especially well-known brand or company names, as internet domains, with the hope of reselling them for a profit.
The moments are rare, but they exist—moments when a plaintiff’s screams for justice are (almost) drowned out by the cries of laughter from a courthouse. Today, we bring you an interesting new case of epic proportions: the trademark dispute of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Raj Abhyanker is up in arms against legal technology companies he believes are practicing law without a license.
With the growth of online services that assist people filing trademarks and patents, Abhyanker says he has seen his business suffer because “I can’t do what they’re doing, but they can do what I’m doing.”