Monthly Archives: June 2018

Dr. Pepper gets an upset tummy: Court approves conjoint analysis/price premium model in ginger ale class action

Fitzhenry-Russell v. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., 2018 WL 3126385, No. 17-cv-00564 (N.D. Cal. Jun. 26, 2018) (magistrate judge) Canada Dry Ginger Ale allegedly deceived consumers with the phrase “Made From Real Ginger” when, in fact, Canada Dry does not … Continue reading

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Direct competition + literally false advertising don’t equal standing without more

Brave Law Firm, LLC v. Truck Accident Lawyers Gp., Inc., No. 17-1156-EFM-GEB, 2018 WL 3122172 (D. Kan. Jun. 26, 2018) Brave sued its personal injury law firm rivals (TALG) under the Lanham Act and Kansas state law based on allegations … Continue reading

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false patent marking doesn’t presumptively cause injury even in 2-player market

John Bean Technologies Corp. v. Morris & Assoc., Inc., No. 15-CV-02211, 2018 WL 3039734 (W.D. Ark. Jun. 19, 2018) JBT’s predecessor asserted Patent Act false marking claims, Lanham Act false advertising claims, and various North Carolina and Arkansas State law … Continue reading

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Three little words make a fair use

Oyewole v. Ora, 291 F.Supp.3d 422 (S.D.N.Y. 2018) This case grants a motion to dismiss on fair use grounds, though it should have been on lack of substantial similarity in protected expression. Oyewole is a founding member of the spoken-word … Continue reading

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Second Circuit rejects falsity by necessary implication claim for UL certification

Board-Tech Electronic Co. v. Eaton Corporation, Cooper Wiring Devices, Inc., — Fed.Appx. —-, 2018 WL 2901336, No. 17-3829-cv (2d Cir. Jun. 11, 2018) Board-Tech and Eaton compete in the market for decorative light switches. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent … Continue reading

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Right of Publicity, Litigating the Claims

Litigating the Claims Rick Kurnit: told the story of litigating the White case, in which the author of the panel opinion didn’t know what a letter-turner was. Had to go to trial with a jury, all of which regularly watched … Continue reading

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Right of Publicity panel, Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression

From Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression Commercial Speech and the First Amendment: Does the Right of Publicity Transcend Commercial Speech? Jennifer Rothman: Right of Publicity? Right of Privacy? Rothman gave a keynote summarizing highlights of her … Continue reading

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