The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the vacatur of final default judgment against the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) for alleged trade-dress infringement. The unanimous panel agreed with...more
I hired a property management company to aid me in managing a receivership property. A defendant in the case has threatened to sue the management company for action taken at my request. Can the defendant sue the management...more
On November 11, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Sandoz, Inc. v. Amgen, Inc. and Hoffman-La Roche, Inc., Docket No. C-13-2904, made the first-ever judicial interpretation of the...more
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.
EMI Entertainment World, Inc. v. Karen Records, Inc., U.S.D.C., New York, June 10, 2013 -
District court vacates $100,000 judgment for copyright infringement, finding that parent company did not have standing to bring...more
"[Neither the Declaratory Judgment Act nor Federal Circuit jurisprudence creates] a federal cause of action for assignor estoppel."
On February 11, 2013, in Semiconductor Energy Lab. Co. v. Nagata, the U.S. Court of...more
Last week, in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc. (opinion attached), the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the voluntary cessation doctrine, most often used when a defendant claims its voluntary compliance moots a case where it...more
The United States Supreme Court, which rarely gets involved in trademark cases, has ruled that when a Defendant in a Trademark infringement case countersues to cancel the Plaintiff’s registration, the Plaintiff can divest a...more
In 2007, the Supreme Court in MedImmune v. Genentech broadened the scope of declaratory judgment jurisdiction, making it easier for parties fearing IP claims to bring defensive lawsuits. Last week, the Court made it easier...more
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Radin v. Hunt, USCA Ninth Circuit, November 26, 2012 (unpublished opinion) -
Ninth Circuit affirms district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants Showtime Networks Inc. and Darlene...more
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