A small cardiac practice with offices in Phoenix and Prescott has settled with the Department of Health and Human Services for alleged HIPAA violations. Apparently, the practice was publishing appointment data on the internet that could be accessed by the public. You can read more here.
The surprise in this TTAB decision is that the applicant filed the appeal at all.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) upheld trademark attorney’s decision that the trademark PITTSBURGH GLASS WORKS was primarily geographically descriptive of a glass manufacturer with some business activities in Pittsburgh. For more details, see TTAB Affirms Section 2(e)(2) Geographical Descriptiveness [...]
I Have a Trademark, How do I Evict the Cybersquatter from My Domain Name?
The domain name business remains rough-and-tumble. Little consideration goes into the niceties of paying attention to trademark rights. If you have a federally registered trademark and don’t already have a corresponding domain name, chances are the domain name has already been [...]
A new trademark but somewhat strange trademark infringement suit: Chipotle filed suit against Kroger for trademark infringement.
Some of the relevant questions:
Does Kroger’s Spicy Fried Chicken actually contain chipotle seasoning in it? Or did Kroger simply decide to rebrand its spicy fried chicken with something sexier than Chester the chicken?