OIL Casebook: Intro to Trademark | mrisch | July 11, 2014


OIL Casebook: Intro to Trademark

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  1. 3 Show/Hide More Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Universal Tel-A-Talk, Inc.
    Original Creator: mrisch

    This case illustrates the application of basic trademark principles on the internet

  2. 4 Show/Hide More Albert v. Spencer
    Original Creator: mrisch

    This case also involves the identical use of a trademark, but comes out differently. Why? Is this the right conclusion? Could the plaintiff have made better arguments?

    Note that trademarks may infringe even if they are not identical. These examples are merely used to show the analysis of factors

  3. 5 Show/Hide More John Facenda - The Voice of God

    This short video is an example of John Facenda's famous voice. Most people didn't know his name, but anyone who watched an NFL Film in the 1970's, 80's and 90's would recognize it.

  4. 6 Show/Hide More Facenda v. NFL Films Inc.
    Original Creator: mrisch

    This case illustrates the breadth of the Lanham Act's trademark policies: to a voice used in connection with advertising. Trademark law is not just about using some one else's identical name or logo on a product or service/website. Did the court reach the right decision?


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