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IPSC session 3 (trade secret then copyright)

Session 3: Trade Secrets, Courtney Cox, Can the Law Force You to Lie? The Use of Deceptive Precautions to Protect Trade Secrets Reasonable measures to protect the secret are generally required. Should you have to engage in deception, or deceptive … Continue reading

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multi-million dollar award for trade secret theft & false advertising of “local” origin

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, 2018 WL 1578115, No. 13-cv-00749-DN-DBP (D. Utah Mar. 29, 2018) A relatively large trade secret/false advertising verdict in this case.  Bimbo prevailed at trial on its trade secret claim that Sycamore revealed Bimbo Bakeries’ … Continue reading

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claiming to provide services then referring out can be false advertising, but P must still show harm

Larry Pitt & Associates v. Lundy Law LLP, No.. 13-2398, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 925011 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 15, 2018) The parties are Philadelphia-area law firms that advertise for personal injury, social security, and workers’ compensation cases. Pitt sued … Continue reading

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Another IP plaintiff fails to show irreparable harm (false advertising/trade secret)

Impax Media Inc. v. Northeast Advertising Corp., No. 17 Civ. 8272, 2018 WL 358284 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 10, 2018) Impax, which provides digital video screens that show ads (mostly in supermarkets), sought to enjoin defendants (AdCorp) from competing with Impax by … Continue reading

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Allegedly false certification for competitor brings trade secret, deceptive practices claims

Duro Corp. v. Canadian Standards Assoc., 2017 WL 6326862, No. 17 CV 1127 (N.D. Ohio Dec. 11, 2017) Duro, a distributor of high end gas ranges, sued the CSA, a nonprofit consumer product safety testing organization, for misappropriation of trade … Continue reading

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To the spoliator does not go the victory in corporate betrayal case

OmniGen Research, LLC v. Wang, No. 16-cv-268, 2017 WL 5505041 (D. Or. Nov. 16, 2017) After OmniGen successfully moved for a default judgment in its favor due to spoliation of evidence, the court awarded damages on OmniGen’s trade secret, false … Continue reading

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“Herbal” doesn’t include animal products

VBS Distribution, Inc. v. Nutrivita Laboratories, Inc., — Fed.Appx. —-, 2017 WL 4118381, No. 17-55198 (9th Cir. Sept. 15, 2017) VBS makes a commercial television live auction show named “DAU GIA TREN TRUYEN HINH” (“Fight Price on Television”). It primarily … Continue reading

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