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A personal injury law firm can buy search terms using the names of a competing law firm’s partners without violating Wisconsin’s privacy laws because the use of the names is “non-visible,” an appellate court found.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. has sliced it a bit too thin for Kraft and its Cracker Barrel cheese.
Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC has asked a Chicago federal court to find that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store...more
On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more
Cases involving alleged false advertising in cyberspace increased significantly in number in the past year, but success has been limited according to a legal survey article by Cheryl Dancey Balough.
The article noted that...more
No more buts about it. The face off between North Face and South Butt is over—again. The North Face Apparel Corp. had sued The South Butt, LLC, and several individuals for trademark infringement for offering products with...more
See the affirmative defenses.
"Propane giant AmeriGas recently sued online complaints forum Pissed Consumer for trademark infringement.
"Gas company executives were presumably upset with how...more
Order dismissing, for failure to state a claim under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6), defamation claim pleaded as a Lanham Act trademark infringement in attempt to circumvent DMCA section 230....more
Per blogger and law professor Eric Goldman:
"You may recall PissedConsumer, the site that solicits user gripes, SEOs the crud out of them, and then offers the griped business pay-to-play to downgrade the visibility of those...more
Order and opinion on motion to dismiss complaint filed in New York Supreme Court (trial level), Kings County (i.e., Brooklyn), by timeshare sales company seeking to censor criticism of the company found on...more
The truth about SUPER BOWL trademark enforcement by the NFL and the people who are confused about it....more
A straightforward, concise definition of "intellectual property" and a brief explanation of the four major types of IP. The terms "copyright," "trademark" and "patent" should no longer be confused after reviewing this...more
After a 3-week trial and a flurry of post-trial motions, U.S. District Court Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler issued this 43-page ruling overturning the $1 million jury verdict against defendants, finding no likelihood of...more
Three recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) cases decided over the last couple of months are worth looking at because they show the following points, respectively: (1) the CFAA in its current form does not give...more
By Krystina Steffen, staff SEO | Law Firm News Center In Good Practice writer – June 22, 2011
Nanotechnology is changing the products we use everyday – food, clothes, cars, and even medicine. For some, nanotechnology is a...more
The U.S. PTO has asked for commentary from the public about a hazily defined concept -- "trademark bullying."
But we know what they mean.
Order by Fuel Concepts, LLC of Ohio to Alternative Energy Development Corp of Arizona informing them that their rights to the Patented Technology of Fuel Concepts and Roy Martin had been suspended. ...more
Trademark infringement on the Internet by a fly-by-night car service posing as the largest car service in New Jersey....more
Lawsuit by manufacturer of high security locks against rogue licensee locksmiths alleged to have wrongfully produced keys on counterfeit key blanks, in violation of their license agreements and in tort. The claims are for...more
Cover letter and basic explanation sent to inquiring persons with respect to the ultimate outcome in the S&L Vitamins v. Australian Gold litigation....more
Trademark infringement and related claims against retailers, distributor and purported scrap dealer. The scrap dealer bought, for less than a penny on the dollar at retail price, a large quantity of our client's...more
Brief on motion for TRO -- see entry at Amended Complaint....more
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