Brand Battles: Sprint, Cartier, Viacom

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 6:54 PM EST) -- In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Sprint battles over the sound of its old Nextel walkie-talkies, Cartier doesn't "love" the sound of a rival gold trademark and Viacom isn't kidding around about its Nickelodeon property.


When Nextel Communications Inc. was bought up by Sprint Corp. in 2005, it continued to license its name in foreign countries to a company called NII Holdings Inc. Nine years later, the two Nextel successor entities are now fighting — over an...
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