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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • 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


Using a DMCA takedown notice to assert a trademark claim may lead to section 512(f) liability
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • 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


Protecting fashion designs through IP law
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2015

The fashion industry in the United States generates more than $300 billion in revenue each year. In addition to its substantial contributions to the


Washington v. National Football League
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2012

District court grants NFL’s motion to dismiss class action filed by former football players alleging that, by not allowing the players the rights to game films and images from the games in which they played, the NFL is monopolizing the market for former players’ likenesses, in violation of antitrust laws


Canadian internet law update 2014
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

Unicast SA v. South Asian Broadcasting Corp. Inc., 2014 FC 295, involved an application to expunge the respondent’s RED FM trademark registered


Santa Margherita and Paterno toast quick win in gray market wine case
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • 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


Court says “Twiharder” does not infringe “Twilight” trademarks
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC
  • USA
  • April 10 2015

A federal judge ruled that a parody of the "Twilight" movie series did not infringe the trademarks of the original, but allowed the case to proceed


Status updates - 16 January 2015
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • 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


It’s all in the jeans: LA Idol Fashion barred from cloning competitors’ designs
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • 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


The Greatest Generation vs. Generation Y: Barbie vs. Bratz -- the battle continues
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2010

On July 22, 2010, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entertainment, Inc. et al., 616 F.3d 904, 2010 WL 2853761 (9th Cir., July 22, 2010) a closely-watched copyright and employment law case between Mattel and its competitor MGA Entertainment