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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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Claim Construction in Text Message Patent (access required)

The Alexandria U.S. District Court reports its Markman claim construction in this patent infringement case in which N5 Technologies LLC, the owner of the subject ‘297 patent, is suing defendant Capital One Bank for direct infringement and for inducing infringement ...

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No Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Case (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging a former employee illegally used plaintiff’s trademark through a website and converted plaintiff’s software product in breach of the employment contract between plaintiff and defendant, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff has not shown it ...

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