Saper Law successfully secured a temporary restraining order for client Del Rey Mole (pictured right) in a trademark dispute against an infringing and inferior mole paste brand (left). Del Rey Mole creates delicious mole paste and chocolate sold online and at over 50 Chicagoland retail locations. Shop their products and learn more here. To prevent marketplace confusion among consumers, and to protect the Del Rey Mole brand, the company filed a lawsuit for federal trademark infringement and related claims in the Northern District of Illinois. The company also filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) seeking a ruling that would immediately stop Continue Reading
Strom Holdings, LLC manufactures and sells adult diapers in countries throughout the world. Strom's Space® branded diapers are especially popular among Adult Baby Diaper Lovers or "ABDL" enthusiasts. Tykables, a direct competitor, recently announced the launch of its own diaper brand called Space Cadet. Space Cadet is confusingly similar to Strom’s trademark. To prevent market place confusion among consumers, and to protect its Space® brand, Strom filed a lawsuit for federal trademark infringement, and related claims, in the Northern District of Illinois. Strom also filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) seeking a ruling that would immediately stop Tykables from promoting or selling Space Cadet diapers. On Thursday February 15, Continue Reading
In a recent article about a legal battle between companies associated with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and the parent company of The Kitchen in River North, The Chicago Tribune interviewed Saper Law Trademark Manager Matt Grothouse about the difficulties of trademarking common industry terms. From the Tribune: Trademarks on descriptive words can easily cause controversy, said Matt Grothouse, an associate attorney at Chicago-based Saper Law Offices who is not involved in this case. This suit is evidence of that, Grothouse said. "Wolfgang Puck wants to be able to use what they feel is a common term in the restaurant industry," Continue Reading
Daliah Saper will speak at the 2016 Gaming and Hospitality Conference organized by the Institute of Internal Auditors on April 6-7, 2016 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. The IIA is excited to share that the scope of its annual Gaming Conference is expanding in 2016! In addition to providing vibrant and relevant sessions for the Casino & Gaming industry, the conference will now also include a focus on the Hospitality industry. Daliah’s presentation will focus on legal topics relevant to the Gaming and Hospitality industries. 2016 Gaming & Hospitality Conference
Saper Law is excited to announce its new relationship with IBM Global Entrepreneur! IBM GE partners with organizations that can help IBM GE Members with overall market strategy and day-to-day business needs. Saper Law will offer its intellectual property, entertainment, media and business law services to IBM GE Members.
Daliah Saper, a Market Expert for Business.com, recently contributed a new article discussing what "trade dress" is, the importance of protecting your company's trade dress, and avoiding liability for trade dress infringement. Read “Who, What, "Wear": Breaking Down the Basics of Trade Dress” on Business.com!
Daliah Saper, a Market Expert for Business.com, recently contributed a new article discussing the implications of using trademarked words in "search-term" or "keyword" advertising and how to avoid a trademark infringement lawsuit. Read "Can I Use a Competitor’s Trademarked Words in Keyword Advertising?" on Business.com!
Crain's Chicago Business interviewed Daliah Saper for its June 18th article about a recent trademark lawsuit filed against a local Chicago restaurant over the name of one of its burgers. Los Angeles-based Umami Restaurant Group filed a lawsuit earlier this month accusing the local Chicago-based BopNgrill for trademark infringement by serving a menu item called the "Umami burger." Daliah explains the challenges associated with trademarking generic and descriptive trademarks. To read the full article, click here. If you have questions about trademark applications, registrations, or trademark litigation, contact us at 312.527.4100 or email ds [at] saperlaw.com.
The Institute of Internal Auditors, Montgomery Chapter has invited Daliah Saper to provide an all day, 8 hour long seminar on April 3, focused on internet issues and related risk management best practices. Daliah will tap into her experience and expertise as an intellectual property and social media attorney to discuss several topics, including: online reputation management, copyrights and fair use, trademarks, domain names and the new gTLDS, FTC disclosure guidelines, compliant sweepstakes and contest rules, data hacking, and privacy issues. To conclude the seminar, Daliah will lead a trademark negotiation exercise that involves licensing terms and certain auditing provisions. For more information on Continue Reading
Saper Law has successfully defended FleetTruckParts.com in a domain name dispute before the URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System). The URS is a dispute resolution policy that applies to top level domain names registered after January 1, 2013. Unlike its more familiar counterpart – the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) – the URS is billed as a cheaper and faster alternative. In this case, the complainant, Dana Limited, argued that FleetTruckParts.com’s ownership of the domain names dana.parts and spicer.parts infringed on Dana’s registered trademarks for DANA and SPICER. In order to succeed, Dana was required to prove three elements: Continue Reading