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Second Circuit's Salinger/Preliminary Injunction Test Deemed Applicable to Trademark Cases: Pretty Girl Inc. Awarded Injunction against Pretty Girl Fashions

Plaintiff operated 33 "Pretty Girl" retail clothing stores in New York City and surrounding areas. When defendants opened a clothing store in Queens, New York, under the name "Pretty Girl Fashions," plaintiff filed a trademark infringement action. In Pretty Girl, Inc. v. Pretty...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Judge Spencer Denies Preliminary Injunction in Crock Pot Patent Fight

By Dabney Carr Those of you planning to give a Crock Pot® Cook & Carry Slow Cooker as a Christmas gift can breathe easy. Judge Spencer has denied Hamilton Beach's bid for a preliminary injunction to bar sales of the Sunbeam product for infringing Hamilton Beach's patent on a clip to prevent...

Fisher & Phillips LLP: Ex Parte TRO's: Courts Don't Like Them

By Michael R. Greco Every now and then, non-compete and trade secret plaintiffs conclude that the need for relief is so urgent that a temporary restraining order is not enough. Instead, they decide that relief must be granted by the court before notice and an opportunity to be heard is provided...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Apple v. Samsung: Irreparable Harm and Obviousness in Preliminary Injunction Analysis

By Megan Rahman On May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. , No. 2012-1105 (Fed. Cir. May 14, 2012) affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the district court's denial of a preliminary injunction awarded to Apple with respect...

State Registration of "Diamonds Direct" Nets Preliminary Injunction

By Robert Angle On October 2, 2102, Judge Hudson granted a preliminary injunction in favor of local Richmond, Virginia jeweler, BFJ Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Capri Jewelers, against growing national jeweler Diamonds Direct USA, Inc.'s continued use of the mark "Diamonds Direct" in the Richmond...