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Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Website Photo Use Violated Copyright (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants plaintiff’s motion for default judgment in his copyright infringement action against defendant African American Matchmaking for violations of 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. by using plaintiff’s copyrighted photograph multiple times on the AAM ...

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Court Upholds Patent Lawyer’s Suspension (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds a two-year suspension of plaintiff patent attorney’s license to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on charges including his having signed a paper filed with the USPTO without first conducting a reasonable ...

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No Mark Infringement by Haircare Product (access required)

In this trademark infringement suit, the 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendant manufacturer of salon-sold, haircare products called “Hair Shield 450,” on an infringement claim filed by plaintiff seller who used a stylized logo on its “f450” products; despite ...

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No Finding of Confusion Over Mark (access required)

In plaintiff Virginia company’s suit alleging defendants, a Taiwanese corporation and two Washington state corporations, infringed plaintiff’s registered mark “VIVE” for its software, by marketing an “HTC Vive” headset, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant, as ...

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Expert Excluded on Mark ‘Confusion’ Claim (access required)

In plaintiff Virginia company’s suit alleging defendants, a Taiwanese corporation and two Washington state corporations, infringed on plaintiff’s registered mark “VIVE” for its software, by marketing an “HTC Vive” headset, an Alexandria U.S. District Court excludes plaintiff’s proffered expert’s opinions, ...

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Patent Claims Dismissed as ‘Conclusory’ (access required)

A plaintiff’s conclusory assertions of ownership of four identified patents that allegedly are infringed by defendant’s products that provide personal emergency communications systems, are dismissed by the Richmond U.S. District Court for failure to state a claim. Plaintiff’s complaint contains ...

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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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