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Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Drug Company Wins Treble Damages for False Ad Claim (access required)

A pharmaceutical company that began marketing a product, Me-PB-Hyos, as a generic substitute for plaintiff company’s Donnatal – a combination phenobarbital and belladonna alkaloid used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and acute enterocolitis – without ever making firm plans to ...

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Sport Tow-Board Did Not Infringe Design (access required)

In plaintiff ZUP’s suit alleging defendant Nash Manufacturing infringed plaintiff’s patent and design for its “ZUP Board” after a proposed business deal for a joint manufacturing venture turned sour, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants judgment for defendant. Patent claim Both ...

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No Jurisdiction from Online App Sales (access required)

In this trademark infringement suit, a Russian defendant company’s distribution of allegedly infringing smartphone and tablet applications for photo and video filters through third-party, online stores is not a sufficient basis for the Alexandria U.S. District Court to exercise personal ...

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Court Uses Vienna Metro for Fee Award (access required)

After a two-week jury trial in which plaintiff music publisher won $25 million in damages against Cox Communications for contributory copyright infringement, the Alexandria U.S. District Court awards plaintiff $8,383,368 in attorney’s fees, after excluding nontaxable expenses and applying a ...

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Copyright Owner Can’t Sue Multiple ‘John Does’ (access required)

Plaintiff copyright owner who is suing John Does 1-10 for illegally downloading plaintiff’s movie, “London Has Fallen,” is not entitled to discovery of the identities of John Does 2-10 from their internet service providers, based on plaintiff’s allegation that the ...

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No Trade Secret Claim for ‘Secret’ Recipes (access required)

Plaintiffs, who are suing their former business partner in operating an Asian-American restaurant, cannot sue defendant for trademark infringement of the “Mimosa Asian Fusion” name and logo, as the parties’ pending state court litigation has not resolved what rights defendant ...

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‘Cashflow’ Education Products Can Sue ‘Cashflow’ Pay App (access required)

In plaintiff’s trademark infringement suit against defendant Cashflow Tech­nologies Inc., which uses the “Cashflow” mark for its financial education products, and has persuaded Amazon and Google to remove plaintiff’s “Cashflow” mobile phone application as an infringement upon defen­dant’s “Cashflow” trademark, ...

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