Carolyn Toto

Carolyn Toto

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijinks

Even freed from bricks and mortar, online retailers and service providers are realizing that market share is not infinite. A complaint recently filed by Angie’s List Inc. against Amazon Local LLC for its newly launched online...more

7/29/2015 - Amazon Angie's List Breach of Contract Civil Conspiracy Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Conversion Discovery Groupon Injunctions Membership Interest Misappropriation Online Contracts Popular Stored Communications Act Theft Tortious Interference Trade Secrets Unfair Competition Yelp

Social Media Adds Kick to Beer-Themed Trademark Battle

As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District...more

7/27/2015 - Beer Best Practices Cease and Desist Internet Popular Social Media Trademark Infringement Trademarks Twitter User Names Websites Wine & Alcohol Young Lawyers

Intent to Lose? Be Wary of Pitfalls Involving Intent-to-Use Trademark Applications.

Merger and Acquisitions often involve the acquisition and/or assignment of trademarks. Companies acquiring trademarks must beware of potential problems lurking with intent-to-use (ITU) trademark applications (or applications...more

5/23/2014 - Acquisitions Assignments Due Diligence First-to-File Intent-to-Use Lanham Act Mergers Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks USPTO

How Trade Mark Defendants are Winning from MedImmune

In 2007, the US Supreme Court set a new test for declaratory judgment actions in MedImmune. Its decision continues to have a profound impact on trade mark cases, explain Bobby Ghajar and Carolyn Toto. One-Minute Read...more

10/14/2013 - Cease and Desist Orders Declaratory Judgments Genentech Infringement MedImmune v Genentech SCOTUS Subject Matter Jurisdiction Trademarks USPTO

What You Should Know About Electronic Subscriptions and Copyright Law: A Best Practices Guide

Increasingly, printed matter is being made available via the Internet in electronic form, and both publishers and readers alike are starting to prefer an online format over the printed hardcopy format. One example is...more

8/20/2013 - Compliance Copyright e-Books Enforcement Internet

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