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Clown Suit Threatened

Happy the Clown and other Bay Area clowns received threatening letters last week from Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppard LLP, a New York firm, telling the clowns to cease and desist from wearing costumes that look too much like characters…


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Battle Is Joined Over “Milk Duds” Name

The Hershey Co., which makes the well-known and much-beloved “Milk Duds” candy, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against a California company that Hershey alleges makes a product with a confusingly similar name. The product,…