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  • Will Livestrong Dieweak?

    Anyone that has taken an interest in the expanding field of “personal branding” must have taken notice of the now epic fall of Lance Armstrong.  For the uninitiated, Armstrong was a seven time Tour de France winner.  He had been plagued by doping allegations for many years as the public and sports world were generally skeptical of any individual that...

  • Yes, you can still wipe your Pierrade with Sopalin without risking trademark genericide (in France, that is)

    – Marie-Gwénaëlle Chuit As Steve frequently points out on this blog, trying to turn your trademark into a reference might lead to genericide, thus trademark owners should be very careful when walking this narrow line. The French IP law (CPI) demands that a trademark be distinctive to be considered valid (L.711.2 CPI), and that owners...

  • Using Corporate Judo to Beat Lance Armstrong – the World’s #2 “Trademark Bully”

    —Jason Voiovich, jasonvoiovichgmail.com Follow Jason on Twitter: jasonvoiovich Follow Jason on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/jasonvoiovich You’d think Lance Armstrong would know something about the power of positive karma.  As the survivor or testicular cancer and brain cancer (I can think of no two worse kinds), winner of seven grueling Tour de France races, and vindicated from doping...

  • The Wine Menagerie

    –Sharon Armstrong, Attorney Kingsley Amis, that lauded British humorist and man of letters, once said that “a German wine label is one of the things life’s too short for, a daunting testimony to that peculiar nation’s love of detail and organization.” Indeed, as a recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out, it wasn’t so...

  • Ode to Le Tour De France

    — Karen Brennan, Attorney Now that the Tour de France is over, it looks like the choices in evening television once again consist of several versions of the same reality show.  I can’t complain, the Tour was phenomenal this year and I enjoyed every minute I was able to watch (thank you DVR). Last week, as...

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