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possible internet, eBay sales into US insufficient for jurisdiction

Gibson Brands Inc. v. Viacom Intern. Inc., 2013 WL 5940826, No. CV 12–10870 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 5, 2013) Gibson sued Viacom and JHS over a ukulele bearing the image of SpongeBob Squarepants formed in a V shape that allegedly infringed … Continue reading

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Singaporean bank finds no relief from Lanham Act

Hong Leong Finance Limited (Singapore) v. Pinnacle Performance Ltd., 2013 WL 5746126, No. 12 Civ. 6010 (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 23, 2013) My former classmate, the Honorable Jesse Furman, got this Lanham Act extraterritoriality case. Plaintiff HLF sued Morgan Stanley and certain … Continue reading

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