Tag Archives: disparagement

False advertising & TM fail as workarounds to 230 for software blocking

PC Drivers Headquarters, LP v. Malwarebytes Inc., 2019 WL 1061739, No. 18-cv-05409-EJD (N.D. Cal. Mar. 6, 2019) PC Drivers alleged that Malwarebytes’ malware detection software wrongfully categorized PC Drivers’ “technical support” software as malware or a “Potentially Unwanted Program” (PUP), … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Anonymous defamatory posts are “advertising or promotion” under Lanham Act

Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal, Inc. v. Assara I LLC, 2016 WL 815205, No. 8-cv-0442 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 29, 2016)   R&J sued Assara and a number of related people eight years ago.  The parties compete to offer laser hair … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Failure to show harm dooms many claims based on negative press release

Synygy, Inc. v. ZS Associates, Inc., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2015 WL 5818510, No. 10-4274 (E.D. Pa. July 30, 2015)   Wow, this one’s been going on for a while.  Note that evidence of damages is key to the traditional, non-commercial-speech … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment