Tag: Trademark Issues

Seattle Weekly Story on Pirate Joe’s

I found this article in the Seattle Weekly on Pirate Joe’s operation to be quite interesting as a follow-up to our earlier article.  Of particular interest were the mix of goods, the markup. the volume he buys each week and that he dropped the "P" from Pirate Joe’s when he was first sued. My real … Continue Reading

Joe Canada!

When innovation meets the law, the results are often surprising.  We in Seattle are confronting this as ride services like Lyft compete with a regulated taxi industry. Now consider Pirate Joe’s, a business located in the upscale Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver, B.C..  I will let them describe their business model in their own words: Pirate … Continue Reading

Energy Drinks and Nutrition Bars too Related to Avoid Consumer Confusion

By Guest Blogger Michael Mangelson This post also appears on the Essential Nutrition Law Blog The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently issued a decision that highlights the importance of not assuming that goods that fall in different international trademark classes are unrelated in a likelihood of confusion analysis. In In re Spirits of … Continue Reading
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