Monthly Archives: January 2016

My other district court decision is a loss: LV loses parody bag case

Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. My Other Bag , Inc., No. 14-CV-3419 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 8, 2016)   The Hon. Jesse Furman again demonstrates his good sense.  My Other Bag sells canvas tote bags with the text “My Other Bag . … Continue reading

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Can a “no-haggle” offer include negotiation? maybe not

Dependable Sales & Service, Inc. v. Truecar, Inc., No. 15-cv-1742, 2016 WL 79992 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 6, 2016)   Plaintiffs, 162 auto dealerships, sued TrueCar for false advertising under state and federal law.  TrueCar’s website tells prospective car buyers search that … Continue reading

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Seen on the streets of NYC

Photo by Mark Lemley: Does it matter whether Winebook sells both wine and books? from Blogger http://ift.tt/1P2WQBA

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AALS panel on the scope of IP rights

Intellectual Property – Interpreting the Scope of IP Rights Moderator: Zahr Said, University of Washington School of Law   Margaret-Jane Radin, The University of Michigan Law School: Patent scope. The problem of describing innovation (thing in the world) in words. … Continue reading

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Transformative work of the day, comics edition

Icons Unmasked, Alex Solis.  I particularly like the historicization of the various animated figures. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1ISIiII

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Failure to show harm dooms many claims based on negative press release

Synygy, Inc. v. ZS Associates, Inc., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2015 WL 5818510, No. 10-4274 (E.D. Pa. July 30, 2015)   Wow, this one’s been going on for a while.  Note that evidence of damages is key to the traditional, non-commercial-speech … Continue reading

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Plaque buildup: Rosa Parks foundation loses publicity case

Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development v. Target Corp., No. 15-10880 (11th Cir. Jan. 4, 2016)   [Long description of Rosa Parks’ role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and iconic status for the civil rights movement omitted, as … Continue reading

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