Monthly Archives: August 2015

Be very afraid: another court refuses to find irreparable harm despite confusion

Williams v. Green Valley RV, Inc., 2015 WL 4694075, No. 8:15–CV–01010 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 6, 2015)   Basically, in the Ninth Circuit, you might not be able to get a preliminary injunction in a trademark case unless the defendant’s quality … Continue reading

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Reading list: measuring sponsorship materiality

Reading list: Matthew B. Kugler, Measuring Sponsorship Materiality.  Abstract:   The problem of sponsorship confusion is one of the most vexing in trademark law. Mark owners often claim that the use of their marks in movies or on merchandise will … Continue reading

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Reading list: measuring sponsorship materiality

Reading list: Matthew B. Kugler, Measuring Sponsorship Materiality.  Abstract:   The problem of sponsorship confusion is one of the most vexing in trademark law. Mark owners often claim that the use of their marks in movies or on merchandise will … Continue reading

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overclaiming study results to apply to unstudied product can be false/misleading

In re Riddell Concussion Reduction Litig., No. 13–7585, 2015 WL 4640425 (D.N.J. Aug. 3, 2015)   The plaintiffs sued Riddell for marketing football helmets based on allegedly false or misleading claims that the helmets were equipped with unique concussion reduction … Continue reading

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overclaiming study results to apply to unstudied product can be false/misleading

In re Riddell Concussion Reduction Litig., No. 13–7585, 2015 WL 4640425 (D.N.J. Aug. 3, 2015)   The plaintiffs sued Riddell for marketing football helmets based on allegedly false or misleading claims that the helmets were equipped with unique concussion reduction … Continue reading

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7th Amendment provides jury right for TM profits as proxy for damages

Black & Decker Corp. v. Positec USA Inc., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2015 WL 4656749, No. 11–cv–5426 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 5, 2015   The parties compete to sell power tools.  B&D alleged that Positec infringed their patents and trademarks in the … Continue reading

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7th Amendment provides jury right for TM profits as proxy for damages

Black & Decker Corp. v. Positec USA Inc., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2015 WL 4656749, No. 11–cv–5426 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 5, 2015   The parties compete to sell power tools.  B&D alleged that Positec infringed their patents and trademarks in the … Continue reading

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IPSC: closing comments

Closing Plenary Session   Joshua Sarnoff, DePaul University College of Law: Size affects nature of presentation, time, allotted, depth of development, audience participation.  Makes a personal promise to read papers in sessions he plans to go to—thinks that this will … Continue reading

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IPSC: closing comments

Closing Plenary Session   Joshua Sarnoff, DePaul University College of Law: Size affects nature of presentation, time, allotted, depth of development, audience participation.  Makes a personal promise to read papers in sessions he plans to go to—thinks that this will … Continue reading

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IPSC, Copyright Theory III

Copyright Theory III   Abraham Bell, Bar Ilan University The Dual-Grant Theory of Fair Use   Granted rights are limited in order to avoid unnecessarily exceeding the requirements for incentivizing. Fair use is a broad reservation of privileges for the … Continue reading

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