Captain Morgan’s trademark win

Captain Morgan won a trademark infringement lawsuit this week against a brand of alcohol called Admrial Nelson. The Rum giant accused the name of the rival brand of being too similar to their brand, causing consumer confusion and dilution of their brand. A Federal...
The Slants victory at the Supreme Court

The Slants victory at the Supreme Court

On Monday 19th June 2016, the Supreme Court made a groundbreaking decision in the case of Matal vs. Tam (previously Lee vs. Tam) to extend trademark protection to names that may be offensive, concluding that “trademarks are private, not government, speech.” The case...