Monthly Archives: November 2015

Verisign fails to enjoin XYZ’s statements about .xyz versus .com domains

Verisign, Inc., v. XYZ.com, LLC, 2015 WL 7430016, No. 14-cv-01749 (E.D. Va. Nov. 20, 2015)   Verisign is the industry leader in domain name registration, with over 120 million registrations in the <.com> and <.net> space. XYZ entered the market … Continue reading

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informal representations to competitor’s customers can violate Lanham Act

Display Works, LLC v. Pinnacle Exhibits, Inc., No. WMN-15-2284, 2015 WL 7454084 (D. Md. Nov. 24, 2015)   The parties entered into a nondisclosure agreement in connection with a potential acquisition by Pinnacle.  Pinnacle agreed that it would, among other … Continue reading

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Pairing map with EPA mileage claims can misrepresent real-world mileage

Kim v. General Motors, LLC, 99 F. Supp. 3d 1096 (C.D. Cal. 2015)   Kim sued GM for misleadingly advertising EPA estimated mileage figures and numbers derived from these figures as “actual, expected mileage under normal, real world driving conditions.” … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, Jenny Holzer edition

The Toast offers us Baby Jenny Holzer. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1POTjfR

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ABA Blawg 100

I’m happy to be there again, along with a number of other fantastic blogs still going strong (not to mention my favorite hall of famer). from Blogger http://ift.tt/1Nafs6b

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If only the last Trump would sound: Trump University case continues

Makaeff v. Trump University, LLC, 2015 WL 7302728, No. 10cv0940 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 18, 2015)   Charlatan and budding fascist Donald Trump failed to get rid of many consumer protection claims against him and his “Trump University” (now renamed).  Can’t … Continue reading

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court skips recent precedent, finds only anonymous communications are “advertising or promotion”

Arandell Corp. v. Walker, 2015 WL 7308649, No. 14-C-1279 (E.D. Wisc. Nov. 19, 2015)   This case illustrates that lawyering matters a lot; courts don’t always know the most recent circuit precedent.  Here, the only purported federal claim was false … Continue reading

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