• Posts Tagged ‘Abboud’

    That’s How You Write It

    by  • February 13, 2014 • trademark • 0 Comments

    It’s always tricky to sell a business that uses your personal name. Probably a lot of the value of the acquisition is tied to the name — imagine selling Martha Stewart Living Omnipedia without getting full rights to the name “Martha Stewart.” But the person selling the name has made his or her living...

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    Beware the “Own Name” Defense

    by  • February 8, 2011 • trademark

    Lawsuits in the United States over use of personal names come up occasionally.  They happen when someone doing business under his or her own name sells off the rights, then try to compete in the original field using some form of the name (I think this is called “having one’s cake and eating it...

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    There’s Always Your First Name

    by  • February 17, 2010 • trademark

    From the caption you can guess the story in MacKenzie-Childs, Ltd. v. Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs: Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs started a business, didn’t have the business anymore, and then there was a dispute over who owned the name. The MacKenzie-Childs story is a little different from Joseph Abboud but still comes out the...

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