On March 13, Vernon Bruce Hoeksema ("Hoeksema") commenced an
action in the Southern District of New York (12 CIV 1841) against Asprey
International Ltd. ('Asprey")and John P. Rigas ("Rigas") asserting claims of
1. Ivory v. Holme , Case No. 8:07-cv-2354-T-TBM, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, TAMPA DIVISION, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3371, January 15, 2010, Decided, January 15, 2010, Filed
CORE TERMS: reconsideration, attorney's...
The Panel in Family Watchdog LLC v. Lester Schweiss , D2008-0183 (WIPO April 23, 2008) (Complaint dismissed) found that although the Complainant had received a certificate of registration for its trademark, the registration was currently being contested...
By Ashlee Froese of Gilbert's LLP
It's a good thing that old Montreal is so darned charming because doing business there can cause some retailers a headache! When launching a product or business in Canada it is important to remember that Canada...
There have been a number of recent decisions in the
US, Europe and Canada in which fashion labels have been successful
US Designer Tory Burch awarded US$ 164 million
In June 2011, US fashion designer Tory Burch was...
Unlike trademark or copyright enforcement actions, patent litigation is
usually not the route apparel companies take to protect their designs. Stretchline Intellectual Properties Ltd., a manufacturer and
distributor of textiles, has bucked this trend...
Night Logos. It's a play on words from the popular book,
movie, and television show, Friday Night
Lights , which depicts the ups-and-downs of a west Texas, high school football
team. It's also a reflection of high school athletics and...
The intellectual property traffic appears to be backing up at the intersection of 11 th and Amendment. Two current stories, one about copyrights and one about patents, share an 11 th Amendment component.
From Fairly Used is Mary Minow’s interview...
This is an interesting
man-bites-dog case, in which an accused counterfeiter who claims to have sold
authentic Coach products on eBay sued Coach under a state consumer protection
statute, among other claims, asserting that "Coach is trying to...
Paris Hilton and Parlux Fragrances, LCC recently initiated a
trademark case against the International Perfume Palace (IPP), accusing IPP of
infringing Hilton's perfume and cosmetic line.
Hilton's lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of...
Complaint filed in Diane Von Furstenberg Studio, L.P. v. Mango On-Line Inc et al, CASE #: 1:08-cv-06154-LAP, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Foley Square)
Diane Von Furstenberg Studio's complaint
Domain names composed of generic terms or common words and expressions do not violate the Policy when they “have been registered because of their attraction as dictionary words, and not because of their value as trade marks, ” Land Mark Group...
An interesting report was recently issued by the
Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, which is a US-based
commission comprised of private and public sector members. The purpose of the
Commission is to assess the scale of international...
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Granting, authorizing or acquiescing in another’s use of one’s trademark as a domain name is generally fatal to a claim for a UDRP remedy to recapture it. Representative of this fatality is Ivanko Barbell Company v. Syclone Corporation c/o...
Web 2.0 and your brand and your fans, what are the implications for brand owners, and how best to protect your brand in the internet age. Anne Gilson discusses these issues plus more in:
"But I'm Your Biggest Fan! Protecting Your Brand Without...
Against a complainant who abuses the UDRP procedure – a recent example being Collective Media, Inc. v. CKV / COLLECTIVEMEDIA.COM , D2008-0641 (WIPO July 31, 2008), who argued entitlement to the domain the registered years before because it had applied...
A licensee's right
to exclude 3 rd party use does not amount to an "exclusive right" for
the purposes of copyright infringement standing,
according to the Seventh Circuit, and dismissal with prejudice is the appropriate
ruling when standing...
Did Spike TV's reality show "Pros v. Joes"
infringe the copyright of "Two Left Feet?" The Eastern District of
New York answered "No," and on Tuesday, the creators of "Two Left Feet"
filed their appeal in the...
can boast of a famous landmark -- Notre Dame has the Grotto, Duke has its
University Chapel, UC San Diego has the Geisel Library, the University
of Wisconsin has the Red Gym. Of the more famous, the University of Texas has
learned that counterfeits of our client's goods were in the marketplace. Until
then, our client had the erroneous belief that counterfeiting was primarily a
problem in the recording, clothing and accessory fields. We needed to determine...
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has been
asked to provide a ruling on how EU copyright law applies to hyperlinks. Late last year, a Swedish court asked the CJEU :
If anyone other than the holder of
copyright in a certain work supplies...
NEW YORK – (AP) A judge has barred the ex-wife and daughter of Italian fashion scion Paolo Gucci from selling the family name to market handbags, gelato and other goods.
In a decision Wednesday in federal court, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman...
Complaint For Damages
Defendant Target Corporation Answer
Defendant Target Corporation Amended Answer
On April 7, 2008, the Court of Appeals for the 11 th Circuit addressed the use of a competitor’s trademarks in meta tags to divert internet traffic away from the trademark owner’s website as well as the standard for the issuance of a preliminary...