Trademark Report - This Week in Trademark News

Monster Energy drinks filed a complaint against a Virginia distillery over use of an "M" logo which it claims is too similar to Monster's "M".  Read here.

A startup that was sued by hospitality giant Hard Rock Cafe argues that Hard Rock should repay defendant's legal fees where plaintiff moved to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit after losing on a preliminary injunction.  Hard Rock Cafe v. RockStar Hotels, Inc. (0:17-cv-62013, S.D. Florida).  Read here.

Levi Strauss & Co. cease and desist letter to J. Barbour & Son resulted in declaratory judgment action filed in S.D.N.Y.; Levi moved to dismiss based upon counter lawsuit subsequently filed in N.D. Cal.  Barbour Inc. et al v. Levi Strauss & Co. (1:18-cv-05195, S.D.N.Y.).  Read here

Nearly $50 million in fashion industry counterfeit goods seized in Texas.  Read here.

Roger Federer in TM dispute over "RF" logo.  Read here.