TRADEMARK LAW – A NEW TOOL FOR FEDERAL PROSECUTORS?

For the last decade the federal government has been attempting to use criminal asset forfeiture laws to seize the trademarked logo of the notorious biker club the Mongols (the “MONGOLS trademark”) in a campaign to shut down the biker club once and for all.  The logo...

“BEFORE YOU CHANGE YOUR NAME…..”

Girl Scouts of the United States of America recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America in response to the Boy Scouts’ recent rebranding as SCOUTS BSA. The change drops “BOY” from the organization’s name in view of the fact that girls...