The Mexican brewer that makes Dos Equis beer and has advertised it with a distinctive campaign since 2007 has brought a trademark and copyright
In view of a split of authority on standing to bring a copyright infringement claim, the District of New Jersey held on January 4, 2013, that
The Appellate Division recently issued its decision in GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Clyde Fraser and Toye Fraser, and held that financing by an unlicensed financial entity does not render the debt instruments illegal and unenforceable against the borrower.
Have you, like us, seen nostalgic Gen X-ers playing new versions of old arcade games on their smartphones and wondered whether these “clones” would sooner or later make an appearance on IP Whiteboard?
Desiree Golden, a recent college graduate, wanted to aim at the big money that can be made in app development.
District court grants summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs and denies summary judgment to defendant on copyright infringement claim, finding as a matter of law that defendant did not merely copy rules and functionality of video game Tetris, but copied game’s entire “look and feel” and that elements of defendant’s game Mino were substantially similar to protectible elements of plaintiff’s game.
On November 29, 2011, in Hanover Architectural Service, P.A. v. Christian Testimony-Morris, N.P., No. 10-cv-05455 (D.N.J., 11-29-2011), the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled against a copyright infringement defendant’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, in a case providing a useful reminder on the limits of implied licenses to use copyrighted architectural plans.
New Jersey is one of the four remaining states that have not adopted some or all of the provisions of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Massachusetts, New York and Texas are the others), but instead NJ courts have relied wide range of common law decisions in order to establish a trade secret misappropriation claim.
The Irrevocable Trust of Anthony J. Antonious sued Nike for infringement of U.S. Patent Numbers D481,090 and D481,091, issued in October 2003, each covering a “Metalwood type golf club head”.
In a decision that changes the landscape of retaliation litigation under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held in Quinlan v. Curtiss- Wright Corporation, A-51-09 (N.J. December 2, 2010) that an employee’s unauthorized copying and removal of confidential company documents may comprise protected activity under the anti-retaliation provisions of NJLAD to the extent that the employee subsequently uses the pilfered documents to support her discrimination claims in a litigation.