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No Infringement of Pet ‘Responder’ Mark (access required)

A California nonprofit service group that uses the name “RedRoverResponders” for its program using volunteers to care for animals displaced by natural disasters does not infringe plaintiff LLC’s registered service mark, “Wag’N Rover Respond’R.” for the LLC’s “Mobile Emergency Information ...

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Patent Suit Mooted by Bankruptcy (access required)

Although plaintiff German corporation had standing when it first sued defendant corporation for patent infringement, plaintiff’s suit became moot after plaintiff pursued bankruptcy in Germany and the appointed insolvency administrator obtained the legal right to sue for patent infringement; the ...

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‘Conversion’ Covers Intangible Property (access required)

In this multi-million dollar intellectual property case, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants judgment as a matter of law to defendant Kolon Industries Inc. on plaintiff DuPont’s claims for conversion and civil conspiracy; the federal court says Virginia courts would ...

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Cookware Case Nets Treble Damages (access required)

Meyer, a manufacturer of “Anolon Advanced” cookware, wins its suit alleging trade dress infringement and violation of North Carolina unfair trade practices law against defendant Belk department store, which sold a private-label cookware that was “deceptively similar”; the 4th Circuit ...

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No Claim for ‘Interactive Community’ (access required)

A reasonable jury could conclude from testimony of the parties’ experts in this patent infringement suit against Twitter Inc., that the method for creating an “interactive virtual community of famous people” claimed by plaintiff’s ‘309 patent was not an interactive ...

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Google Faces Trial on Trademark Claims (access required)

In language-learning company Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement suit against Google over use of the Rosetta Stone mark in Google’s online advertising platform, the 4th Circuit vacates summary judgment for Google on plaintiff’s claims for direct infringement, contributory infringement and dilution ...

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4CA remands trademark claims against Google

Language-learning company Rosetta Stone has won the right to try part of its trademark infringement action against Internet industry giant Google, in a decision released earlier today by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Rosetta Stone sued Google after ...

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‘Big Case’ TV Commercial Copied (access required)

In this copyright and trademark litigation involving two marketing companies’ claims to marketing programs involving TV commercials for the “Big Case,” the Norfolk U.S. District Court holds that plaintiff copied defendant’s “Big Case” commercial. This dispute involves various copyright and ...

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Copyright Suit Against Builder Dismissed (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses a Florida architectural firm’s suit against a Virginia Beach customer home builder for copyright infringement, which fails to detail how defendants might have gained access to plaintiff’s copyrighted works or copied them; despite plaintiff’s ...

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