IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - July 20, 2011


In This Issue:

Table of Contents:

•Crystal Entertainment & Filmworks, Inc. v. Jurado

•Mine O' Mine, Inc. v. Calmese

Crystal Entertainment & Filmworks, Inc. v. Jurado, USCA Eleventh Circuit, June 21, 2011

•Circuit court affirms district court decision in action for infringement of unregistered trademark against defendant members of female dance band, Exposé, finding that plaintiff failed to show that it had acquired the trademark to the name Exposé, either through “prior use” or through its “joint endeavor” with defendants, as the defendant band members “controlled the qualities and characteristics that the public associates with the Exposé mark.”

Mine O' Mine, Inc. v. Calmese, USDC District of Nevada

•District court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiff, exclusive licensee of “Shaq” family of trademarks related to basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, and against defendants, who marketed t-shirts under the “Shaqtus” mark, on plaintiff’s trademark infringement and unfair completion claims.

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