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Category Archives: Ridiculous Trademark Oppositions

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – Norwood Promotional Products v. Thomas Publishing Company

This week’s article is about the recent antics of Norwood Promotional Products, LLC.  Norwood is a major supplier of imprinted promotional products.  It is probably best known for its line of KOOZIE insulated can and bottle sleeves, but it also offers hundreds of other items on which you can print company names and logos or really anything else you desire.  Did you know that KOOZIE was even a trademark?  Most people just use the term generically to refer to insulated beverage sleeves, but it actually is a registered trademark owned by Norwood.  Although it may not be for long since there is some ongoing litigation about whether KOOZIE has become just a generic word.  But that’s a story for another day.
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Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – Glad Products v. Trans Western Polymers

The Glad Products Company (“Glad Products”) has been using the trademark GLAD since 1962 in connection with the advertising and sale of plastic bags.  If you walk down one of the 25 aisles at your local Walmart (don’t ask me which one), you’ll see that Glad Products offers all kinds of plastic bags for householdContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – General Mills v. Greenliant

This week’s ridiculous trademark opposition deserves a giant “Ho! Ho! Ho!” for its absolute stupidity.  If you’ve ever eaten canned or frozen vegetable in your lifetime (perhaps under duress), you are undoubtedly familiar with the products sold by General Mills under the GREEN GIANT trademark.  Since at least as early as 1925, General Mills hasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – Travelers Insurance v. Guard Insurance

I know it’s been a while since I’ve added to my collection of ridiculous trademark oppositions, so here’s one that I came across today that I think you’ll find amusing.  It comes courtesy of a well-known insurance company that really likes it when it rains because of all the free advertising it gets from peopleContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week: Best Buy v. UFS Franchising

Before I begin this week’s post, I must issue a disclaimer.  I am not a Best Buy fan.  I try to stay away from Best Buy unless it actually has the best price on whatever electronic gadget I’m looking to purchase (which is rarely).  Seriously, I wonder if its federal trademark registrations for BEST BUYContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – NATURE’S IDEAL v. DELIA’S

As I was browsing through the records of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board this afternoon, I came across a trademark opposition so ridiculous that I thought it was filed by mistake.  Let’s see if you agree. On February 10, 2010, a company located in Atlanta called FB Goods filed a trademark application seeking registrationContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – Walgreens v. Wegmans

My Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week series is revived thanks to the pharmacy/drug store that somehow manages to thrive on every street corner in America despite being wildly expensive and having shoddier service than almost any other retail outlet known to man.  Yes, I’m talking about good old ubiquitous Walgreens, which is apparently everyone’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – Nokia v. Sony Ericsson

After about a two month hiatus, my “Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week” series continues with a battle between two titans of the cell phone industry.  Nokia Corporation is the owner of various federal trademark registrations for marks that consist of a single letter and two numbers, including N70 (Reg. No. 3524307), N76 (Reg. No.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – Carefusion v. Numeritex

My “Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week” series is revived this week after a long hiatus thanks to a company located in San Diego called Carefusion 2200, Inc.  Carefusion is the owner of a federal registration dating back to 1999 for the trademark VERSA-TRAC, which is registered for “lumbar spine retractors used for surgery ofContinue Reading

Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week – 12/06/09

This Ridiculous Trademark Opposition of the Week is brought to you by a company who has to sell its watches for thousands of dollars so that it can finance even more ridiculous trademark oppositions. On July 21, 2009, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity filed an application to register the following trademark for a variety ofContinue Reading