Monthly Archives: February 2016

On the importance of knowing your genre

I haven’t written about the Sherrilyn Kenyon v. Cassandra Clare lawsuit over Darkhunters v. Shadowhunters, though I did read the complaint.  I didn’t find the copyright claims to make it past assertions of similarity in ideas, though trademark is often … Continue reading

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When are lost sales consequential damages?

BPI Sports, LLC v. Labdoor, Inc., 2016 WL 739652, No. 15-62212 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 25, 2016)   BPI makes supplements, including “Best BCAA,” which contains branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) in multi-chain peptide form, rather than isolated, free-form BCAAs. LabDoor’s … Continue reading

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Ingredient supplier has standing to challenge supplement claims

Obesity Research Institute, LLC v. Fiber Research International, LLC, 2016 WL 739796,  No. 15-cv-00595 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 25, 2016)   Fiber Research alleged that Obesity Research made claims for its weight loss product, Lipozene, touting clinical testing supporting the role … Continue reading

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Cardozo Law Advertising Conference Panel 2: Native Advertising

Moderator Felix Wu | Professor and Faculty Director, Cardozo Data Law Initiative, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   Panelists: Shelly Paioff | Deputy General Counsel & Head of Legal, US, Taboola: Taboola is a content recommendation platform—publishers like NBC, … Continue reading

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Advertising law at Cardozo

Cardozo Law Conference: New Impressions of Advertising Law   Panel 1: False Advertising (herein of Pom Wonderful v. FTC) Moderator: Brett Frischmann | Professor and Director, Cardozo Intellectual Property & Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   … Continue reading

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8th Circuit finds copyright preemption of publicity claim

Dryer v. National Football League, No. 14-3428 (8th Cir. Feb. 26, 2016)   I blogged about the district court ruling and wrote an amicus brief in the appeal; now the 8th Circuit affirms the rejection of football players’ right of … Continue reading

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National Review reports on false advertising suit against Trump University

Hey, the National Review found a consumer protection lawsuit it likes: the one against Trump University.  If he’s elected, do we get to call him the Conman-in-Chief? from Blogger http://ift.tt/1WLfYtg

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