Veggie Marks

The Ninth Circuit upheld a ruling against a company that sells T-shirts and other products with its registered mark “LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET” in its dispute against another company that it claimed sold products containing the same words and design. The court found the plaintiff’s marks don’t act as trademarks “because they are aesthetic only and do not identify the source of the goods.”

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Girl Scouts Rebuke Boy Scouts in Escalating Recruitment War

The Girl Scouts are in a “highly damaging” recruitment war with the Boy Scouts after the latter opened its core services to girls, leading to marketplace confusion and some girls unwittingly joining the Boy Scouts, lawyers for the century-old Girl Scouts organization claim in papers filed in a federal court.

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