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Treble Damages Reversed in Paper Towel Case (access required)

In Georgia-Pacific’s suit against defendant manufacturer of a cheaper paper towel for “stuffing” into G-P’s trademarked “enMotion” motion-activated paper towel dispenser, the 4th Circuit reverses the damage award for G-P, saying the trial court applied the wrong legal standards for ...

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No Copyright Dec Action for New Technology (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court dismisses this declaratory judgment action filed by three FM radio stations asking the court to declare that broadcasts, made via a geofencing technology yet to be implemented, are exempt from liability for copyright royalties under ...

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Website Claims ‘Fair Use’ of Candidate Photo (access required)

A photographer has stated a claim for copyright violation for a website’s unauthorized use of plaintiff’s photo of a political candidate; defendant cannot claim “fair use” in a motion to dismiss, says the Roanoke U.S. District Court. According to her ...

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Google Immune from False Advertising Claims (access required)

A licensed locksmith that claims it has suffered a drastic decrease in revenue due to unlicensed locksmiths advertising online, cannot sue defendants Google, Yellowbook and Ziplocal for providing access to the unlicensed locksmiths’ advertising; defendants are immune from plaintiff’s federal ...

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Filing Expert’s Copyrighted Resume Was ‘Fair Use’ (access required)

A lawyer’s submission to a Texas court of a copyrighted resume of his proposed expert witness on legal fees was “fair use” under federal copyright law, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant lawyer in this ...

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Sales, Cost Data Are ‘Attorneys’ Eyes Only’ (access required)

In this patent litigation between two competing manufacturers of crossbows, a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge says the parties must stick to their previously-agreed upon terms for a protective order, and “macro-level” cost and sales information for defendant should ...

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