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On April 30, 2013, Magistrate Judge Westmore recommended that the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California award Facebook $2.8 million in damages from typosquatters under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection...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 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
In light of the December 16, 2011 Opinion and Order in this case denying plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction -- on the ground that they had failed to show a likelihood of success on the merits -- one of the...more
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act bars suits for false marking of patent rights except those brought by the federal government or in which a competitor can establish competitive injury. Now a district court in Virginia has...more
In This Issue:
FTC, Facebook Reach Settlement Over Privacy Violations; Suit Alleges DISH Violated TCPA – Again; New Trademark Suits Implicate Muhammad Ali, President Obama; OBA Accountability Program Releases First Six...more
In this issue:
Manatt’s Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Receives National Ratings for Excellence in Chambers USA 2011; State Legislators Reject Law Regulating Social Networks; Pharmaceutical Companies Face Impact...more
Policing intellectual property on the World Wide Web can seem like a daunting task. Infringers pirate copyrighted material and pillage trademark rights across the Internet. The establishment of new virtual territories creates...more
On January 26, 2011, the federal district court in the Northern District of California granted Facebook a default judgment against Philip Porembski and PP Web Services LLC for obtaining “login credentials for at least...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
The Federal Trade Commission's Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, continued the FTC's aggressive campaign against reverse payment settlements (also called "pay-for-delay" or "exclusion" settlements) by delivering a speech at the Center...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
The first of the S & L Vitamins / Larry Sagarin "tanning lotion cases." This case settled after discovery and extensive motion practice....more
This was an action for trademark infringement and false designation of origin under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S. §1125(a), and unfair competition under the common law and New York General Business Law §349. ...more
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