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court requires survey evidence in consumer protection case, importing Lanham Act doctrine

Hughes v. Ester C Company, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 4210139, No. 12-CV-0041 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 4, 2018) Ester-C dietary supplements contain a patented form of vitamin C in the form of calcium ascorbate. Plaintiffs alleged that the advertising for the … Continue reading

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court requires survey evidence in consumer protection case, importing Lanham Act doctrine

Hughes v. Ester C Company, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 4210139, No. 12-CV-0041 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 4, 2018) Ester-C dietary supplements contain a patented form of vitamin C in the form of calcium ascorbate. Plaintiffs alleged that the advertising for the … Continue reading

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Using part of an “anticipated order” from a competitor’s supplier constitutes reverse passing off, despite Dastar

OTR Wheel Eng’g, Inc. v. West Worldwide Servs., Nos. 16-35897 16-35936, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 20520 (9th Cir. Jul. 24, 2018) OTR Wheel and West compete to sell industrial tires. “West asked one of OTR’s suppliers to provide him with … Continue reading

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Using part of an “anticipated order” from a competitor’s supplier constitutes reverse passing off, despite Dastar

OTR Wheel Eng’g, Inc. v. West Worldwide Servs., Nos. 16-35897 16-35936, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 20520 (9th Cir. Jul. 24, 2018) OTR Wheel and West compete to sell industrial tires. “West asked one of OTR’s suppliers to provide him with … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s truffle flavored oil was too cheap for reasonable consumers to think it real

Brumfield v. Trader Joe’s Co., 2018 WL 4168956, No. 17 Civ. 3239 (LGS) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 30, 2018) Brumfield alleged that Trader Joe’s “Black Truffle Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil” contains no actual black truffle, but instead contains 2,4-dithiapentane, a petroleum … Continue reading

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Sony’s claim that Michael Jackson performed songs on album was just its opinion

Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment, — Cal.Rptr.3d —- , 2018 WL 4090622, No. B280526 (Ct. App. Aug. 28, 2018) [This case says a bunch of stuff that’s way too broad for the facts; people who are concerned about things like … Continue reading

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Amicus seeking rehearing in Honey Badger case

Mark Lemley, Mark McKenna, and I wrote a brief in support of rehearing.  Here’s hoping! from Blogger https://ift.tt/2BVQpGR

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