Brand Battles: Sherlock Holmes, Texas Rangers, HBO

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Arthur Conan Doyle's estate moves to squash a "Sherlock Gnomes" mark, the legendary Texas law enforcement agency targets a "Ranger" vodka brand, and Home Box Office plays word jumble with a rival acronym.

Sherlock Gnomes

The story of Arthur Conan Doyle's estate's control over his famed Sherlock Holmes has been something of an intellectual property mystery of late.

In a high-profile ruling issued in December, a federal judge declared Holmes and other...
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