Tag Archives: tortious interference

Penn. dilution is broader than federal dilution; former licensee might not own marks despite its registrations

I.M. Wilson, Inc. v. Otvetstvennostyou “Grichko,” No. 18-5194, 2020 WL 6731109 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 13, 2020) The OG parties are Russian and Czech entities that manufacture and sell ballet and pointe shoes under the name GRISHKO. In the early 1990s, … Continue reading

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failure to disclose influencer payment/review connections is misleading

EIS, Inc. v. Wow Tech Int’l GMBH, 2020 WL 7027528, No. 19-1227-LPS (D. Del. Nov. 30, 2020) The parties make vibrators. EIS sued defendants for violations of the Lanham Act, Delaware common law on unfair competition, the Delaware Deceptive Trade … Continue reading

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timeshare exit lawyer wins a round: no harm causation shown

Club Exploria, LLC v. Aaronson, Austin, P.A., No. 18-cv-576-Orl-28DCI, 2020 WL 6585802 (M.D. Fla. Nov. 10, 2020) Another timeshare v. timeshare exit lawyer case that goes much better for the defendant than some others. Briefly, the plaintiff seems to have … Continue reading

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press release in supplement battle could be false advertising

ThermoLife Int’l LLC v. NeoGenis Labs Inc., 2020 WL 6395442, No. CV-18-02980-PHX-DWL (D. Ariz. Nov. 2, 2020) Plaintiff/counterdefendant ThermoLife and defendant/counterplaintiff HumanN both hold patents related to the use of nitrate technology for supplements. ThermoLife alleged that HumanN engaged in … Continue reading

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solar flareup: Panasonic and Tesla successor in interest in false advertising battle

I know you want to read about a false advertising dispute that, for once, tries to work around the restrictions of trademark law and not the other way around! Kinect Solar, LLC v. Panasonic Corp., No. 1:20-CV-378-LY, 2020 WL 6385292 … Continue reading

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sunglasses reseller liable for (c) infringement, maybe TM/false advertising/tortious interference

Maui Jim, Inc. v. SmartBuy Guru Enters., No. 1:16 CV 9788, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2020 WL 4435320 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 24, 2020) Maui Jim alleged that the defendants sold non-genuine Maui-Jim-branded sunglasses while using its copyrighted photographs to falsely advertise … Continue reading

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NOCI to eBay protected against tortious interference claim by Noerr-Pennington, but defamation survives

Verbena Products LLC v. Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique USA, Inc., 2020 WL 2988587, No. 19-23616-Civ-Scola (S.D. Fla. Feb. 28, 2020)  Verbena (aka Beautyvice) sells cosmetic and beauty care products on eBay. Defendant Yellow Brand “is a leading global provider of online … Continue reading

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another timeshare exit company can be sued under state law, but not Lanham Act

Orange Lake Country Club, Inc. v. Reed Hein & Assoc., LLC, 2019 WL 7423517, No: 6:17-cv-1542-Orl-78DCI (M.D. Fla. Oct. 4, 2019) Another timeshare case, this one kicking out Lanham Act claims but not FDUTPA deceptive practices claims on proximate cause. … Continue reading

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Pot site’s negative report on CBD from hops wasn’t commercial speech

Peak Health Center v. Dorfman, 2019 WL 5893188, No. 19-cv-04145-VKD (N.D. Cal. Nov. 12, 2019) Peak allegedly sells plant-based pharmaceuticals and supplements, including an exclusive strain of Humulus yunnanensis, a hops plant, as a source of cannabidiol (CBD). This source … Continue reading

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Bobby Brown’s failed ROP claim shows some of the cracks in the current ROP tests

Brown v. Showtime Networks, Inc., No. 18 Civ. 11078 (CM) (JLC), 2019 BL 290214 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 02, 2019) Bobby Brown and the Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown sued Showtime and the BBC (which got out of the case on jurisdictional … Continue reading

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