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It has been almost 10 years since the passing of the comic legend Chris Farley, but his name is as recognizable as ever. Make Him Smile, Inc., which is the successor to his property rights, is asserting those rights against Trek in a recently-filed California lawsuit regarding Trek’s FARLEY brand bicycle.
China is notorious for hosting local companies who capitalize upon the goodwill of major brands, copying everything from a company’s trademark to the designs and styles of the company.
Tequila is now, at long last, a registered United States certification mark. Due to the widespread use of the word “Tequila” it was not an easy application.