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Fiji Fights Back Greenwashing Claim — Dismissal of Fiji Green Seal Case Affirmed

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Last Thursday, May 26, 2011, the California Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of potential class action lawsuit filed in California State Court by Ayana Hill against Roll Int’l Corp (Roll) and Fiji Water (Fiji) (together Fiji).  Hill’s complaint alleged common law fraud and unjust enrichment, as well as violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) (Bus. & Prof. Code,…

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FTC v. POM Wonderful, Wonderful for its Lawyers, but How Good is POM for You?

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Yesterday, administrative law judge (ALJ), Michael Chappell heard arguments in a case that the FTC brought against POM Wonderful, its parent company, Roll International, and the three officers of the companies, “individually as officers of the companies.”  The case was commenced by the FTC last September to prevent POM from continuing to publish allegedly unsubstantiated marketing claims about the health…

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Recent Post Updates

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This week there have been several news updates on trademark cases about which I’ve written recently: Back on November 19, 2010 I wrote about the Lamebook Legal Defense Fund, which was raising money to defend the parody site against Facebook’s claims of infringement.  On May 10, 2011, I wrote about Facebook v. Teachbook in which Facebook sued Teachbook for trademark…

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Tit for Tat, Lawsuit for Tattoo

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On Saturday my friend, Duane Peterson, e-mailed me a link to a New York Times article about a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Mike Tyson’s tattoo artist, S. Victor Whitmill against Warner Bros. to prevent release of The Hangover Part II.  Hold on!  What?!  Yes, it’s true.  And my initial thought is that it actually might make sense.  Certainly not…

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ChicoBag Sued for “Falsely Advertising” Multi-use Bags Better than Plastic

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ChicoEco is the trade name of the company doing business as ChicoBag Company.  ChicoBag makes super durable bags and totes.  My favorite bag is their water bottle sling, which is just big enough to hold my 40oz Klean Kanteen, business cards, gum, and car key.  Not only is it useful, but it’s also environmentally conscious, being comprised of 99% recycled…

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What’s worse? Osamarks or Disney’s Seal Team 6?

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The media continues to cover “new discoveries” about World’s Worst Terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, who was killed by the Navy Seals‘ Seal Team 6 on May 1, 2011. On May 5, 2011, I wrote about Osamarks (the Folly of Folks Who Seek to Register OSAMA Marks).  At that time there was only one new pending application for OSAMA — OBAMA…

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Reno GREEN-O, Way to Go!

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When you think of Reno, many things may come to mind.  If you’re not from around here, Officer Dangle and Reno 911 are probably close to the top of your list (we know, the show is really funny).  You might never guess that the City of Reno has invested significantly in environmental initiatives, but it has.  In fact, it has…

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Sorry, RTAA! You do recycle, thank you.

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I apologize to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA).  I said it was senseless for the airport not to recycle, when in fact recycling bins are everywhere at the airport.  Todd Welty, Environmental Programs Manager for RTAA, informed me that of the 24 bins in the airport, 12 were placed in 2008 with additions in 2009 and 2010.  I must have…

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GreenUP’s First Annual Green Business & Government Tour

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Reno/Tahoe’s brand until recently was America’s Adventure Place.  Apparently, that brand officially was shelved around September, 2009, though it appears we have yet to come up with a new one. Our community is (or was) marketed as an outdoor wonderland (which it is!).  Sadly, however, when you arrive at our airport, you’ll find no recycling bins.  And, you’ll see no…

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Entrenched Entrepreneur(s)TM

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I recently met a gentleman with a quite a dilemma on his hands.  His name is Mitchell Schlimer, and he runs a company named Magic Wand Creations, LLC, which is able to accept donations under the umbrella of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Casimiro Foundation.  Magic Wand owns the ENTREPRENEUR HALL OF FAME trademark and pending federal registration application for: [framed_box]Educational services,…

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