Tag Archives: geographic indications

“Oregon” wine bottled in California might be confusing

Kay v. Copper Cane, LLC, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2021 WL 2953241, No. 20-cv-04068-RS (N.D. Cal. Jul. 14, 2021) Plaintiffs challenged the labels on a line of CC’s pinot noirs, alleging deception about the wine’s appellation of origin in Oregon generally … Continue reading

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Duelling results in Mexican origin cases

Rodriguez v. Olé Mexican Foods Inc., 2021 WL 1731604, No. EDCV 20-2324 JGB (SPx) (C.D. Cal. Apr. 22, 2021) Rodriguez alleged that Olé’s La Banderita tortillas falsely advertised Mexican origin based on  a Mexican flag front and center on the … Continue reading

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3 things that all mean the same thing: a slogan isn’t a TM for ad injury insurance purposes

Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Luna Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co., 2021 WL 1293314, No. 19-cv-02039-RM-NYW (D. Colo. Apr. 7, 2021) The underlying litigation involves class actions against coffee distributors, wholesalers, and retailers arising out of the allegedly misleading use of … Continue reading

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Colorado labeling doesn’t dispel potential falsity of “Kona” for coffee

Corker v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 2019 WL 5887340, No. C19-0290RSL (W.D. Wash. Nov. 12, 2019) Plaintiffs, coffee farmers in the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii, alleged that defendant Boyer’s falsely designates the geographic origin of its coffee … Continue reading

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Jaszi festschrift, Panel 1 – Traditional Knowledge

Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Toward a Festschrift for Peter A. Jaszi Boatema Boateng, “Tradition” and the Production of the Other in Intellectual Property Law Jaszi’s questioning of received wisdom of copyright law is a key influence.  How different … Continue reading

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Jaszi festschrift, Panel 1 – Traditional Knowledge

Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Toward a Festschrift for Peter A. Jaszi Boatema Boateng, “Tradition” and the Production of the Other in Intellectual Property Law Jaszi’s questioning of received wisdom of copyright law is a key influence.  How different … Continue reading

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