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Injunction Violated in Web At Placement Dispute (access required)

In this dispute over website advertising for mountain cabins, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court says defendant violated a consent injunction’s non-disparagement clause by posting an ad for plaintiff that advised users to beware of hidden fees and charges, and the ...

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Counties Have Claims for Faulty Equipment (access required)

Two counties that hired defendant contractor to expand, install and maintain communications systems for local law enforcement and emergency services may sue the contractor who allegedly substituted inferior, substandard and defective equipment on claims of fraud in the inducement and ...

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‘Flash’ Games E-Tile Patent Disputed (access required)

In this patent dispute involving technology to support electronic tiles to use in “Flash” games, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants partial summary judgment to plaintiff. Plaintiff Mitile Ltd. alleges Scrabble Flash, Boggle Flash, Yahtzee Flash and Simon Flash (‘Flash ...

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Trademark Fraud Claims Not Plausible (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit seeking cancellation of a trademark related to a “SHUSTOV” mark for alcoholic beverages and spirits, plaintiff has failed to allege specific facts to support its fraud claims and the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s suit with ...

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No Trademark for ‘PROBIOTIC’ Fertilizer Term (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds the Patent and Trademark Office’s denial of registration for the term “PROBIOTIC” on the grounds that the term is generic in connection with fertilizer and, alternatively, the term at best is descriptive and has ...

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Jury to Set Damages in TV Signal Piracy Case (access required)

In this case arising out of the receipt of unauthorized distribution of DIRECTV satellite programming to thousands of viewers at Massanutten Resort, orchestrated by defendants Randy Coley and East Coast Cablevision, the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court has determined that these ...

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