Monthly Archives: June 2015

claim of “improved” version of competitor’s product not likely to confuse

Arborjet, Inc. v. Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements, Inc., 63 F.Supp.3d 149 (D. Mass. 2014)   Arborjet sued Rainbow over an alleged breach of a sales agency agreement and won a preliminary injunction.  Arborjet makes insect and pest control products for … Continue reading

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False patent marking isn’t material to business customers

Pactiv, LLC v. Multisorb Technologies, Inc., 63 F.Supp.3d 832 (N.D. Ill. 2014)   Pactiv and Multisorb compete to sell oxygen absorbers—“packets of chemicals that react with moisture to absorb oxygen when placed inside food containers,” keeping food fresher longer. The … Continue reading

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Trademark scholars roundtable: roles for the consumer in TM

Seventh Trademark Scholars Roundtable: The Construction of the Consumer in Trade Mark Law   Session 1: Roles for the Consumer in Trade Mark Law What role does the “consumer” (whether “average” or “reasonable” or otherwise) play in trade mark law? … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit rejects class certification because ads differed

Cabral v. Supple LLC, — Fed.Appx. —-, 2015 WL 3855142, No. 13–55943 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015)   The court of appeals vacated the certification of a class of purchasers of a dietary supplement. The certified class was “[a]ll persons … Continue reading

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claim of "improved" version of competitor’s product not likely to confuse

Arborjet, Inc. v. Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements, Inc., 63 F.Supp.3d 149 (D. Mass. 2014)   Arborjet sued Rainbow over an alleged breach of a sales agency agreement and won a preliminary injunction.  Arborjet makes insect and pest control products for … Continue reading

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False patent marking isn’t material to business customers

Pactiv, LLC v. Multisorb Technologies, Inc., 63 F.Supp.3d 832 (N.D. Ill. 2014)   Pactiv and Multisorb compete to sell oxygen absorbers—“packets of chemicals that react with moisture to absorb oxygen when placed inside food containers,” keeping food fresher longer. The … Continue reading

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London TM finds, food edition

“It’s All About the Base” pizza ad Chocolate boxes  More chocolate boxes For the last one, compare this story from Australia about another chocolatier. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1dmKrwP

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London TM finds, food edition

“It’s All About the Base” pizza ad Chocolate boxes  More chocolate boxes For the last one, compare this story from Australia about another chocolatier. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

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it’s illegal to say that use of non-manufacturer accessories voids a warranty

EMED Technologies Corp.  v. Repro–Med Systems, Inc., No. 13–cv–1957, 2015 WL 3794967 (E.D. Cal. June 16, 2015)   The parties compete to supply components of medical devices used to administer immunoglobulin (human plasma and antibodies) to patients suffering from a … Continue reading

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London visit, TM and cultural property edition

All of This Belongs to You sign at the V&A Museum: cultural patrimony (though often of other cultures …)  English Milky Way, apparently caramel-less, and Yorkie (note the Yorkie’s offer of Man Prizes, which I can only assume are … Continue reading

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