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The Protectability of "Book” Marks; Facebook Re-Files Trademark Complaint against Teachbook after Jurisdictional Dismissal

Last week, the District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed Facebook's trademark complaint against Teachbook. The dismissal was based on a lack of personal jurisdiction. On May 6 th , Facebook re-filed in the Northern District of Illinois. Last Week's Dismissal ...

Copyright Trappings of New Media: Megamind Infringement Complaint References Facebook, Blogs and Filmmaker's Commentary in Alleging Accessibility and Copying

Plaintiff Rogue Satellite Comics recently sued DreamWorks Animation for copyright infringement. Rogue owns the copyright to a comic character named "Kingfish" (© 1996). In its complaint, Rogue alleges that the Kingfish character was copied by DreamWorks and used for the character "Minion"...

I’d Like to Start a Hunger Games “Book” Club, but I’m Afraid Facebook Might Sue Me for Trademark Infringement

Have you read the wonderful "book" The Hunger Games ? OopsI Let me start over. I shouldn't say "book" for fear of trademark infringement. Instead, let me ask: Have you read the arrangement of pages authored by Suzanne Collins, divided into parts and chapters, and featuring...

Update: Fashion Icon vs. Facebook Page vs. 40’s Icon: Burberry and Bogart in Trademark Tussle

Update: As reported by Law360 , Burberry and Bogart, LLC have resolved their dispute over Burberry's use of Humphrey Bogart's image. According to a Burberry representative, the dispute was resolved "amicably." I'm a sucker for tying things together with quotes - especially...

1998 Web Diary Patents Asserted against Facebook and AddThis

Rembrandt Social Media has sued Facebook and bookmarking service, AddThis, accusing them of infringing patents related to the early creation of a web-based personal diary page. The first patent, filed in 1998 and issued in 2002, claimed a novel technology that gave "ordinary people" ...