THOITS LAWThe law firm acted togethertrademarkInfringement cases, andFSUFlorida State UniversityIn relation, 143 stores were accused, of whichWishAs many as 129 stores, includingeBayPlatform and independent site sellers.
oneCase No.: 21-cv-10631
twoTime of prosecution: 2021December 13th
fourPlaintiff Company: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITYandTHE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
fiveAgency: THOITS LAW
sixRight protection type: trademark
FSUFlorida State University（Florida State University）It is one of the first-class research universities in the United States. Founded in 1851, it has 383 buildings, covering an area of 1696 acres. The main campus of Tallahassee covers an area of 486.7 acres.
This isFlorida State UniversityThe official website address of: https://www. fsu. edu/
According to the Yiguan Cross border Infringement Warning，This is a trademark infringement case. haveWish, eBay and some independent site sellers usedFlorida State UniversityThe logo or abbreviation FSU oftort。
The defendant has 143 stores, includingThe most serious infringement of Wish stores, 129；eBayThere are 8 infringing stores, and the rest are independent stations.
According to the data of the United States Patent Office, the plaintiffFLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY84 trademarks have been registered;THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEESIt has registered two trademarks, FSU HEALTH and INNOLEVATION.
The most serious infringement isFlorida State UniversityAbbreviation ofFSUAnd school logo. Without authorization, infringing sellers will print graphic trademarks and text trademarks on T-shirts and other clothing, hats and other accessories to sell infringing products on various platforms.
At present, it seems that the following three trademarks are infringed most frequently:
1. The registered categories of the graphic trademark include 25, 022, 039, 41, 100, 101 and 107.
2. The registered categories of FSU word trademarks include 41, 100, 101 and 107.
3. The registered categories of the graphic trademark include 25, 022 and 039. No matter what color the trademark is, as long as the seller uses the graphic in violation of the rules, it is considered an infringement.
At the same time, the following text trademarks and graphic trademarks are plaintiffsFLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITYRegistered, the seller had better not touch.
According to the Yiguan Cross border Infringement Warning,plaintiffFLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITYThe latest registered word trademark is THERMANOLE COMFORT LAB.
The plaintiff also registered these word trademarks, including COLLABORATIVE COLLISION, FSUNIQUE, DOAK, FEAR THE SPEAR, SEMINOLE 100, UNCONQUERED, FSU, PLAIDINNELEVATION, ISL, PARTNERS FOR A HEALTHY BABY, CUREPRENEUR, STEMPRENEUR, ENGPRENEUR、INSPIRING THE EXTRAORDINARY、NOLE CAB、SPEAR IT ZONE、FSU VALET、FSUCARD、SEMINOLE AUTO CARE、SEMINOLE DINING、NIGHT NOLE, SEMINOLE EXPRESS, GARNET-N-GO, RENEGADE GRILL, SPRNG, GOLDEN GENE, AUTISM NAVIGATOR, FS, NOLES, SEMINOLES, etc.
3、 Example of trademark infringement
More than 4000 search results can be obtained by searching for "FSU" on Amazon, more than 7300 search results can be obtained by searching for "FSU" on eBay, and more than 7300 search results can be obtained by searching for "FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY" on AliExpress. Most of them are T-shirts, hats, accessories and other products.
Although there are no stores in the defendant list disclosed at present, the seller should pay attention to that if there is infringement of relevant products, it is better to remove them from the shelves in time to avoid stepping on the pit.
The following listing uses the word trademark "Florida State University", "Seminoles" and "Nos." in the title, and the word trademark "Nos." and the graphic trademark mentioned above are also used in the main picture of the product, which is obviously an infringement.
The following listing uses the word trademark "Florida State", "Seminoles" and "Fsu" in the product title, and the word trademark "FSU" also appears in the main picture of the product, which is an infringement listing.
This listing selling T-shirts uses the text trademark "Florida State Seminoles" and "Fsu" in the product title. The main image uses the text trademark "FSU", which infringes the trademark right.
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