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Pillsbury | Global | 7 Sep 2011

Protect your trademarks from .xxx infringers-reserve marks before Oct. 28

After more than a decade of heated debate, the .xxx Top Level Domain (i.e., domain names ending in .xxx rather than .com) is about to launch, and a critical “sunrise period” for trademark owners opened today, September 7.


Pillsbury | USA | 24 Jan 2011

Gibson claims patent infringement

Gibson Guitar Corp. recently filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee alleging that Seven45 Studios' video game "Power Gig: Rise of the SixString," infringes Gibson's concert simulation patent.


Pillsbury | USA | 5 Jan 2011

Court: ITC can grant injunctive relief in patent disputes without using eBay factors

On December 21, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Spansion Inc. v. ITC, No. 09-1460, affirming the decision of the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) in Investigation No. 337-TA-605.


Pillsbury | USA | 15 Dec 2010

Blizzard beats bot

The Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled on the Blizzard v. MDY case, largely affirming the district court's finding that MDY's bot ("Glider") for playing World of Warcraft (WOW) violates the WOW Terms of Use and violates anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA.


Pillsbury | European Union | 11 Oct 2010

Are stricter copyright infringement controls and punishments developing in Europe?

The Internet is often perceived as a "wild West" when it comes to a copyright owners' rights, despite efforts over the years by the copyright police to maintain order.


Pillsbury | USA | 5 Aug 2010

Google saved again by DMCA - im"Perfect" notices do not establish actual notice

A federal court dismissed on summary judgment most of the copyright infringement claims against Google, ruling, in part, that Plaintiff's notices were not compliant with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").

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