Property, intangible

a blog about ownership of intellectual property rights and its licensing


Lizzie Borden

  • “Lizzie Borden B&B wins trademark patent”

    Yes, that’s the unfortunate headline of the article in the The Herald News, “News of the Southcoast.” The Fall River, Massachusetts “Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum” sued the Salem, Massachusetts “True Story of Lizzie Borden Gift Shop and Museum” and they settled (previously blogged here and here). The Fall River business now has a federal […] Continue reading

  • “Museum Agrees to Ax Lizzie Borden Name”

    Not my headline, this newspaper’s.  Defendant True Story of Lizzie Borden Gift Shop and Museum, sued over the use of “Lizzie Borden” by plaintiff Lizzie Borden Bed and Breadkfast (case previously blogged here), will change its name.  The museum can mention Lizzie Borden in a tagline and can phase out sales of promotional goods.  More news reporting here. The […] Continue reading

  • Fall River’s Own Lizzie Borden

    A local segment from WBUR’s broadcast of this morning’s NPR show “Morning Edition” was about a dispute in Massachusetts over the rightful owner of Lizzie Borden’s history. The argument is in the form of a trademark lawsuit, where the owner of the “Lizzie Borden Museum” trademark (website here) filed a complaint for trademark infringement in […] Continue reading