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Intellectual Property – Event Planning Websites – ‘Reverse Passing Off’ (access required)

Cvent, an event planning website, can sue competitor Eventbrite for allegedly using a computer engineer to “scrape” data from Cvent’s website and repackage it for its own use; an Alexandria U.S. District Court says Cvent has stated a Lanham Act claim for allegedly rebranding and repackaging Cvent’s data, and a claim for unjust enrichment. This case ...