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23 March 2017
Does the First Sale Doctrine Protect the Reselling of Genuine Goods that Include Non-Genuine Replacement Parts with the Original Trademark Retained? C.D.Cal Denied the Application of First Sale Doctrine as Defense in a Trademark Infringement Claim
20 March 2017
Alibaba Says “Close Sesame”: C.D. Cal. Finds No Liability When “Online” Mall Provides a Search Engine Allowing Consumers to Search for Plaintiff’s Products Within its Online Marketplace
14 March 2017
Is Discovery That Section 8 Affidavits Were Not Filed By The Owner Of The Registration Grounds For Cancellation? N.D.Cal Rules “No.”
14 September 2016
The Pearl, September 14, 2016
06 October 2015
IP Industry Summary: Happy Birthday, Everyone: Central District of California Rules Popular Song Is In Public Domain
16 September 2015
IP Industry Summary: And the (Damage) Award Goes to… Nobody.
24 August 2015
IP Industry Summary: Southern District of Texas Denies Prevailing Defendant’s Request for Attorneys’ Fees in Recent Copyright Case
04 June 2015
IP Industry Summary: Defendant Not Welcome at the Hotel California: Court grants injunctive relief to “Hotel California” Mark Owner in Infringement Matter
14 April 2015
IP Industry Summary: Supreme Court Determines Preclusive Effect to Be Given to TTAB Decisions
17 March 2015
IP Industry Summary: We Three Kings: Trio of Rap Stars Successfully Dismisses Infringement Action Brought by Gospel Songwriters.
09 March 2015
IP Industry Summary: Dispute over Eyelash Photograph Leads Southern District of New York to Examine Copyright Issues
14 January 2015
IP Industry Summary: “Whoomp! (There It Is)”: Fifth Circuit Determines Copyright Ownership of Popular Nineties Song after Decade-Long Battle
07 January 2015
IP Industry Summary: Ninth Circuit Puts the Squeeze on District Court Holding, Grants Preliminary Injunction to POM Wonderful
08 December 2014
IP Industry Summary: Typosquatter Uses Famous Mark to Direct Business to His Pornography Sites; Southern District of California Shuts Him Down
02 December 2014
IP Industry Summary: Test Prep Company's Trademark Infringement Claim against Competitor Stays Ahead of the Curve
17 November 2014
IP Industry Summary: Fifth Circuit Gives WWE the Green Light to “SmackDown” Counterfeiters
06 November 2014
IP Industry Summary: Defendant's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Fails in Hairy Trade Dress Action.
03 November 2014
IP Industry Summary: What do the New York Jets and Anheuser-Busch have in common? It’s probably not what you’re thinking.
24 October 2014
IP Industry Summary: Trade-dress Appeal Leaves Balloon Company Deflated
24 October 2014
IP Industry Summary: Third Circuit Knocks the Wind out of Boating School’s Sails
09 October 2014
IP Industry Summary: Court Turns Down Copyright Claim Based on “Lettuce Turnip The Beet” T-Shirt Slogan, But Allows Trademark Claim
28 July 2014
IP Industry Summary: Federal Circuit holds that Snowball Claims Don't Stand a Chance in . . . Court.
18 July 2014
IP Industry Summary: Posner Explains “Elementary” Jurisdiction and Copyright Law to Sherlock Holmes Estate
02 July 2014
IP Industry Summary: Supreme Court Hands Down Aereo Decision, Overrules Second Circuit.
30 June 2014
IP Industry Summary: Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Laches Defense in Petrella v. MGM
23 May 2014
IP Industry Summary: Infringers Tread Lightly.
19 May 2014
IP Industry Summary: Rockes Cannot Build Foundation for Personal Jurisdiction on Keyword Ads.
07 April 2014
IP Industry Summary: Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split Regarding Standing to Bring False Advertising Claims.
18 March 2014
IP Industry Summary: Jury to Determine Copyright War Between Insurance Company and Illustrator of “General” Cartoon Character.
10 March 2014
IP Industry Summary: All Advertising, But No Work Makes Playdom’s Mark Void.
06 March 2014
IP Industry Summary: Slam Dunk for Michael Jordan!
26 February 2014
IP Industry Summary: Pintrips Pins Hopes on Genericism Defense
24 February 2014
IP Industry Summary: Flea Market’s Counterfeit Bags Bug Coach.
11 February 2014
IP Industry Summary: Motions to Exclude Expert Testimony in Invisible Pet Fence Case All Bark, No Bite.
06 February 2014
IP Industry Summary: Court Sheds Light on Hydroponics Infringement Claims.
31 January 2014
IP Industry Summary: A Good Time for Timex.
23 January 2014
IP Industry Summary: Sweet n’ Sour Victory for Mr Chow
10 January 2014
IP Industry Summary: It’s a 10, Inc. Argues It’s a Victim of Infringement
08 January 2014
IP Industry Summary: Court Holds Scentsy’s Infringement Claims Stink
02 January 2014
IP Industry Summary: Trademark Holder Nailed by “Tacking” Defense.
20 December 2013
IP Industry Summary: Infringers of Jack the Rapper Face the Music.
19 December 2013
IP Industry Summary: Omaha Steaks Beefs Up Trademark Enforcement.
19 December 2013
IP Industry Summary: Flaky Franchisee Enjoined in Golden Krust Case.
16 December 2013
IP Industry Summary: Presidential Embargo Means No Escapes, Focuses, Fiestas, or Mustangs for Syrians.
26 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: Up, Up and Away: Ninth Circuit Holds Heirs of Superman Co-Creator Signed Away Rights
22 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: Good News For Those Who Want to Get Baked: Purple Rain and Royal Flush Tanning Lotion Not Abandoned.
21 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: A Mighty Matchup.
13 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: Maxim Magazine Smells Infringement.
11 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: California Duck Pub Cries Fowl!
11 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: How the Campus Crusade Didn’t Steal “Christ in Christmas”
04 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: Seasoned Fries, Small Potatoes.
04 November 2013
IP Industry Summary: Ask Me No Questions, and I’ll Tell the Register of Copyrights No Lies.
28 October 2013
IP Industry Summary: Black Flag Founder Punked by Former Band Mates?
28 October 2013
IP Industry Summary: “Head’s Up”: Under Second Circuit’s “Dominant-Author” Test, Director Cut From Film and Left Without Rights.
21 October 2013
IP Industry Summary: Fight for the Red, White, and Blue Wine
14 October 2013
IP Industry Summary: Trader Joe’s Treasures Pillaged by a Pirate!
07 May 2013
IP Industry Summary: Second Circuit Finds Rastafarians Transformative in Copyright Fair Use Case.
08 April 2013
IP Industry Summary: No First-Sale Doctrine for Digital Music Files
07 March 2013
IP Industry Summary: Who Dat Think They Gon Beat Them Grocery Sellers?
11 February 2013
IP Industry Summary: California District Court Not Crazy about Extending First Amendment to Private Actors in the DMCA Context.
08 February 2013
IP Industry Summary: Argument for a License to use Haiti Earthquake TwitPics via Twitter’s Terms of Service is Too Shaky for NY District Court.
31 January 2013
IP Industry Summary: Urban Outfitters Driven From its Land by Navajo Nation . . . to Defend Lawsuit.
16 January 2013
IP Industry Summary: Yo Adrian, I Ain’t No Infringer
09 January 2013
IP Industry Summary: Truly Incontestable: Trademark Owner Violates Opposition Settlement Agreement, But Keeps Mark
12 December 2012
IP Industry Summary: Is Virtual Property Real or Intellectual?: Second Life Class Action Moves Forward.
05 December 2012
IP Industry Summary: One Law Firm Under a Groove, Just for the Funk of It
27 November 2012
IP Industry Summary: MGA Dolls are Bratz but not Infringers.
27 November 2012
IP Industry Summary: Not Going Extinct: Judge Refuses to Reduce Dinosaur Photo Copyright Award
26 November 2012
IP Industry Summary: Court Concludes that Numeric Part Numbers Are Not Source Identifiers.
26 November 2012
IP Industry Summary: Ninth Circuit Finds Laches Defense a Total Knockout.
12 November 2012
IP Industry Summary: Bittersweet Victory for Longhorn Steakhouse
08 November 2012
IP Industry Summary: Nikita, Natasha: Judge Dismisses Copyright Suit Against Elton John
06 November 2012
IP Industry Summary: Can a State Block Your Domain Name?: 5th Circuit Remands Texas Case for 1st Amendment Inquiry
25 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: Malibu Media Takes A Hit
23 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: Encroaching Upon Another Circuit: First Circuit Adopts Progressive Encroachment Doctrine in Trademark Case.
19 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: Court tosses Pizza franchisee’s request to renew franchise agreement.
18 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: Facebook History Publisher Not Liable for Copyright Infringement
17 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: MISSION for Mexican packaged food products and MISSION BURRITO for a Mexican food chain too close for 5th Circuit’s taste.
16 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: State trademark registration is a diamond jeweler’s best friend in seeking a preliminary injunction.
16 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: Federal Circuit rejects heightened standard of materiality in analyzing primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive mark.
09 October 2012
IP Industry Summary: Court kisses lip print infringement claim goodbye – finds no likelihood of confusion between plaintiff’s and competitor’s lipstick logo on vodka.
26 September 2012
Construction Law Industry Summary: Alabama Federal Court Reaffirms Hall Street’s Limited Bases For Vacating An Arbitration Award.
24 September 2012
IP Industry Summary: Second Circuit holds that § 111 license does not extend to live streaming of copyrighted television programs over the Internet.
24 September 2012
IP Industry Summary: The beginning of a beautiful friendship — district court preliminarily enjoins use of Humphrey Bogart’s name.
19 September 2012
IP Industry Summary: Court vanquishes copyright infringement claim against Percy Jackson & the Olympians.
19 September 2012
IP Industry Summary: Federal Circuit: Declaratory judgment plaintiff under license to patentee may have the burden to prove noninfringement.
05 September 2012
IP Industry Summary: Plaintiff’s misunderstanding of trademark versus copyright protection not enough for motion to dismiss.
05 September 2012
IP Industry Summary: Court Partial to Partitioning Copyrights for Car Parts Providers’ Computer Program.
30 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: Federal Circuit – Using software to facilitate consumers’ purchases on Lens.com not “use in Commerce."
27 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: 7th Circuit Kills Copyright Infringement Case; Finds Kanye West’s Claims Stronger.
22 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: Sixth Circuit settles questions related to fair use defense and apportionment of profits in copyright infringement case.
21 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: Southern District of New York bounces out trampoline maker’s trade dress infringement and dilution claims.
20 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: Medical syringe company finds competitors’ mark a sticking point; pricks its ire.
09 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: SDNY Finds Farmers Too Sophisticated For Confusion
08 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: Court closes the book on copyright infringement claim - rules social media website not liable for users’ bookmarks.
08 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: All dolled up with nowhere to go: Court rejects copyright infringement claim brought against manufacturer of Bratz.
07 August 2012
IP Industry Summary: First Circuit addresses burden of proof for willfulness finding in trademark case.
20 July 2012
IP Industry Summary: Seventh Circuit Finds Fair Use - South Park Prevails in Parody Proceeding.
11 July 2012
IP Industry Summary: Louis Vuitton awarded preliminary injunction against websites selling counterfeit LV goods.
11 July 2012
IP Industry Summary: ASCAP appeals District Court's reasonable royalty fee determination.

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