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Rogers continues to collapse into transformativeness in the Ninth Circuit: dog toy edition

VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 18-16012 (9th Cir. Mar. 21, 2020) VIP Products sells the “Bad Spaniels Silly Squeaker” dog toy, which resembles a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey, but … Continue reading

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TheRealReal is ok except where it is FakeFake

Chanel, Inc. v. The RealReal, Inc., 2020 WL 1503422, No. 18-CV-10626 (VSB) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 30, 2020) Very interesting case: Chanel sued TRR for trademark infringement etc. for allegedly overclaiming its association with Chanel by prominently advertising how much Chanel there … Continue reading

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grey goods: materiality is key

Dentsply Sirona, Inc. v. Dental Brands For Less LLC, No. 15 Civ. 8775 (LGS), 2020 WL 1643891 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 2, 2020) Trademark confusion is sometimes a normative conclusion, not an empirical one, even though the language surrounding it is empirical. … Continue reading

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Mislabeled image of competitor’s LED screen as LG’s gets LG in trouble

Sansi North America, LLC v. LG Electronics USA, Inc., 2019 WL 8168069, No. CV 18-3541 PSG (SKx) (C.D. Cal. Nov. 14, 2019) LG used a picture of Sansi’s LED displays in an article for a trade publication and accidentally labeled … Continue reading

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Trademark Scholars Roundtable, Stanford part 3

Session 3: Remedies in Trademark and Unfair Competition Cases   Introduction: Mark Lemley, Leah Chan Grinvald Discussant: Laura Heymann, Eric Goldman   [I had another conference in the morning so came in late.] Discussion of eBay’s effects. Burrell: In other … Continue reading

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Trademark Scholars Roundtable, Stanford part 2

Session 2: A Forward-Looking Perspective   To what extent should trademark or unfair competition law reflect consumer expectations or seek to shape or set them? Introduction: Rebecca Tushnet One consideration in how we should structure the regime is that casual … Continue reading

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Trademark Scholars Roundtable, Stanford

Trademark Scholars Roundtable Session 1: The Current Framework   To what extent does current trademark or unfair competition law reflect consumer expectations or seek to shape or set them? Introduction: Stacey Dogan Categorize rules as norm shaping v. norm following. … Continue reading

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