Monthly Archives: July 2017

Another thought on ICE’s statements

This isn’t specifically IP-related, but I’m pondering the part of my FOIA suit requesting training materials for ICE agents relying on case law, etc.  Initially, the ICE spokesperson who responded to my inquiry said that ICE based its seizure decisions … Continue reading

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Today in likely unlicensed goods

These Joker fireworks: And just because the typo is awesome–not a portmanteau word you see that often, or usually want to have go together: “open cap to explose the fuse” from Blogger http://ift.tt/2tITnZO

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NFL is advising ICE to seize obvious parodies, my FOIA suit reveals

When last I reported on this, the judge had ordered ICE to unredact materials showing company advice to ICE to seize parody merchandise, since such merchandise wasn’t counterfeit and there could be no legitimate law enforcement interest in keeping this … Continue reading

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NFL is advising ICE to seize obvious parodies, my FOIA suit reveals

When last I reported on this, the judge had ordered ICE to unredact materials showing company advice to ICE to seize parody merchandise, since such merchandise wasn’t counterfeit and there could be no legitimate law enforcement interest in keeping this … Continue reading

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a few misrepresentations aren’t commercial advertising or promotion

Solmetex, LLC v. Dental Recycling, Inc., No. 17-cv-860, 2017 WL 2840282 (S.D.N.Y. Jun. 26, 2017) The parties compete in the market for devices for removing particulate from dental office wastewater. (Did I mention how much I love learning about market … Continue reading

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FilmOn’s chutzpah doesn’t pay off; labeling it a site of (c) infringement is protected by anti-SLAPP law

FilmOn.com v. DoubleVerify, Inc., 2017 WL 2807911, No. B264074 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 29, 2017) FilmOn, an Internet-based entertainment media provider, sued DoubleVerify, a provider of authentication services to online advertisers, for trade libel and related claims for falsely classifying … Continue reading

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