Doubling down in the fast food world

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Trademarks on Monday, September 18, 2017. There is a trademark battle sizzling between two hamburger restaurants. On one side is In-N-Out, a long-standing and popular burger joint based in Newport Beach, California. On the other is the up-and-coming Smashburger company based in Denver, Colorado. The hamburger lawsuit This August, In-N-Out filed a lawsuit against Smashburger for trademark infringement. In-N-Out claims it has been using the trademark phrase DoubleDouble to describe its sandwiches since 1963. In 1966, it trademarked the phrase TripleTriple. In-N-Out also holds state and national trademarks for Double-Double, Triple Triple, and Quad Quad burgers, in addition to trademarks 2 x 2 and [...]

2018-09-19T08:58:48+00:00September 18th, 2017|Tags: , |

HBO series brings patent trolls into the limelight

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Patents on Thursday, September 7, 2017. For those who thought trolls only exist in children's books, think again. In the intellectual property world, patent trolls are a reality. In the HBO series, Silicon Valley, the viewing audience (and the show's characters) are introduced to Stuart "Stu" Burke, a man who makes his money working as a patent troll. Unfortunately for main character Richard Hendricks, Stu reveals how patent laws can be twisted and abused by threatening Richard with patent infringement. What is a patent troll? Patents are used to keep others from copying or using something [...]

2020-04-16T06:50:21+00:00September 7th, 2017|Tags: |