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Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2016

Trump Skittles tweet illustrates photo copyright hazards

Even Halloween candy and political messages can implicate copyright law, as Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles tweet illustrates. Back in September, Trump

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 31 Oct 2013

Corporate officers may be personally liable for copyright infringement

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that the individual operators of a defendant website may be held personally

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Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP | USA | 23 May 2011

Illinois court addresses coverage for trade dress infringement

In its recent decision Priceless Clothing Co. v. Travelers Casualty Ins. Co. of America, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53833 (N.D.Ill. May 19, 2011), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois had occasion to consider the scope of advertising injury coverage afforded under a general liability policy.

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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2010

Foreign company liable for U.S. infringement despite shipping F.O.B

For purposes of determining whether US copyright law applies to sales of infringing goods to Unites States customers, the method of shipping is irrelevant.

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Venable LLP | USA | 11 Nov 2008

Trademark damages: District Court's assessment of "reasonableness" not relevant in award of defendant's profits; burden on accused infringer to establish costs and deductions

In WMS Gaming, Inc. v. WPC Gaming Prods., Ltd., 542 F.3d 601 (7th Cir. 2008), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a trademark damages ruling issued by the Northern District of Illinois, holding that the lower court had incorrectly assessed actual damages only, despite plaintiff’s request for, and entitlement to, an accounting of profits under Lanham Act Section 35(a), 15 U.S.C. 1117(a).

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