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Bad definition of suggestiveness in a sad TM case about anti-hate groups

Life After Hate, Inc. v. Free Radicals Project, Inc., 2019 WL 4825072, No. 18 C 6967 (N.D. Ill Sept. 30, 2019) “At a time when people—particularly young people—are being radicalized online with alarming frequency, nonprofit organizations like Life After Hate … Continue reading

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“use in a TM way” just creates another fact issue in the 6th circuit

Ford Motor Co. v. InterMotive, Inc., No. 17-CV-11584-TGB, 2019 WL 4746811 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 30, 2019) Ford sued InterMotive for trademark infringement, false designation of origin, trademark dilution, cancelation of trademark registration, and declaratory judgment for using Ford’s trademarks in … Continue reading

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small wonder: sleeve undergarment isn’t valid trade dress/innovation claim isn’t false advertising

R and A Synergy LLC v. Spanx, Inc., No. 2:17-cv-09147-SVW-AS, 2019 WL 4390564 (C.D. Cal. May 1, 2019) The court dismissed trademark and false advertising claims brought by R&A based on their “Sleevey Wonders” sleeved undergarments designed to be worn … Continue reading

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Innovation, Justice, and Globalization: A Celebration of J.H. Reichman

Harvard Law School Opening Keynote Yochai Benkler, Harvard University How do we understand what we do in our field against the background of profoundly increased inequality and stagnation for all but the top 5%, including an unprecedented increase in death … Continue reading

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Innovation, Justice, and Globalization: A Celebration of J.H. Reichman

Harvard Law School Opening Keynote Yochai Benkler, Harvard University How do we understand what we do in our field against the background of profoundly increased inequality and stagnation for all but the top 5%, including an unprecedented increase in death … Continue reading

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chilling effect: competitor’s name in text of keyword ad requires extreme care

TSI Prods., Inc. v. Armor All/STP Prods. Co., 2019 WL 4600310, Nos. 17-cv-01131, 18-cv-1682 (MPS) (D. Conn. Sept. 23, 2019) TSI sued defendants for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising under the Lanham Act; for Sherman Act violations; and … Continue reading

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Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate group” designation isn’t false advertising, false association

Coral Ridge Ministries Media, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 17cv566-MHT, 2019 WL 4547064 (M.D. Ala. Sept. 19, 2019) Coral Ridge sued the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Amazon.com, and the AmazonSmile Foundation. It alleged that, “because of its religious opposition … Continue reading

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