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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

Status updates - 16 January 2015

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 16 2015

The founder of the Lagunitas Brewing Company decided to drop a lawsuit that he’d filed against Sierra Nevada for trademark infringement after beer

Using a DMCA takedown notice to assert a trademark claim may lead to section 512(f) liability

  • Fish & Richardson PC
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

In 2011, Jenni Alvies launched a blog at "crossfitmamas.blogspot.com" and created a "CrossFit Mamas" Facebook page, where she posted exercise

It’s all in the jeans: LA Idol Fashion barred from cloning competitors’ designs

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2011

The makers of “Miss Me” and “Rock Revival” brand jeanswear recently secured a preliminary injunction against LA Idol Fashion by persuading a federal judge that the rear-pocket designs on some of LA Idol’s high-end jeans likely infringed upon their rights in their own pocket designs

Using trademark and copyright law to enforce territorial restrictions in license agreements

  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 19 2013

These days, the reach of fashion extends to nearly every corner of the globe. This is not only due to the movement of much of the fashion world's

It’s a material IP world: trademarks, copyrights, design patents and fabric designs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • November 5 2014

Fabric design is a creative art form that has existed for thousands of years. Although the methods for creating such designs have evolved, the purpose

District court finds personal jurisdiction over defendants in Berklee College of Music, Inc. trademark and copyright lawsuit

  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 18 2010

Plaintiff Berklee College of Music, Inc. (“Berklee”) brought this action against Defendants Music Industry Educators, Inc. (“MIE”) and its majority owner John Terrell, alleging trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices under M.G.L. c. 93A stemming from publication of Berklee’s copyrighted material and trademarks on MIE’s website

Trademark, copyright & false advertising newsletter - Summer 2014

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 11 2014

In Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd., 755 F.3d 496 (7th Cir. 2014), in an opinion by Judge Posner, the Seventh Circuit clarified the interplay

Ninth Circuit “Betty Boop” decision threatens sports logo, college and character licensing

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 25 2011

Licensing programs for professional and college sports logos, and other character licensing programs have been put at risk by a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Fleischer Studios, Inc. v. A.V.E.L.A., Inc., No. 09-56317 (9th Cir. Feb. 23, 2011), the Ninth Circuitwhose rulings are binding on federal courts in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, and Hawaiithrew out claims asserted by the alleged owners of the copyrights and trademarks in the image of the famous mid-20th century cartoon icon, BETTY BOOP

Santa Margherita and Paterno toast quick win in gray market wine case

  • Roetzel & Andress
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  • USA
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  • October 24 2011

Plaintiffs Santa Margherita S.p.A. (“Santa Margherita”) and Paterno Imports, Ltd. (“Paterno”) recently secured a consent judgment in a “gray market” trademark and copyright case, S. Margherita S.p.A. v. Thomas Wine Imports, Inc., Case No. 2:11-CV-00843-GHK-JEM (C.D.Cal. 2011