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competitor lacks Lanham Act standing absent allegations of why it in particular would be harmed by false advertising

Blue Star Press, LLC v. Blasko, No. 17-CA-111-OLG, 2018 WL 1904835 (W.D. Tex. Mar. 6, 2018) (magistrate judge R&R) The parties make adult coloring books, typically marketed as a means of relieving stress but proving stressful in this litigation. Blue … Continue reading

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seller can’t sue customer for false advertising under Lanham Act because customer can’t sue seller either

Buckeye Int’l, Inc. v. Schmidt Custom Floors, Inc., 2018 WL 1960115, No. 18-cv-111-jdp (W.D. Wis. Apr. 26, 2018) Buckeye sells floor finishing products, including Gym Bond, which is supposed to help a clear topcoat adhere to a previously finished gymnasium … Continue reading

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Sanderson can’t chicken out of false advertising claims

Organic Consumers Assoc. v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., 2018 WL 922247, No. 17-cv-03592 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 9, 2018) OCA sued Sanderson, a poultry processor, over ads that allegedly mislead consumers about the nature of Sanderson’s chicken products and farming practices. OCA … Continue reading

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Allegedly false statements on package/instructions didn’t plausibly harm competitors, court rules

Telebrands Corp. v. Everstar Merchandise Co., No. 17-2878, 2018 WL 585765 (D.N.J. Jan. 29, 2018) (magistrate judge) Telebrands sells novelty stuff; Everstar, a competitor, allegedly copied its stuff in unlawful ways.  Relevant to this blog, Telebrands alleged that Everstar engaged … Continue reading

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Ad intermediary lacks standing under Lexmark to challenge false ads

Congoo, LLC v. Revcontent LLC, 2017 WL 5076397, No. 16-401 (D.N.J. Nov. 3, 2017) A rare case discussing Lexmark’s proximate cause requirement in some detail. Congoo operates an online ad business as Adblade, an aggregator that serves as an intermediary … Continue reading

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9th Circuit rules inability to trust future representations provides standing for injunctive relief

Davidson v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 2017 WL 4700093, — F.3d –, No. 15-16173 (9th Cir. Oct. 20, 2017) Rejecting a number of district court decisions, the Ninth Circuit finds standing to seek injunctive relief under California consumer protection laws even when … Continue reading

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Consumer’s ability to trust future representations provides standing to seek injunctive relief

Delman v. J. Crew Group, Inc., 2017 WL 3048657, No. 16-9219 (C.D. Cal. May 15, 2017) This is another factory outlet false advertising case. The J. Crew Factory Website sells clothing and other items at what appears to be a … Continue reading

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