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Jury Should Hear ‘Functionality’ Issue (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant Kimberly-Clark’s use of a dot pattern in its absorbent “GoodNites” bed mats infringed plaintiff’s rights in its own dot-embossed pattern for a textile-like absorbent material, the jury should have been allowed to decide whether the ...

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Court Upholds Energy Investment Incentives (access required)

The North Carolina Utilities Commission loses its challenge to incentives granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Dominion Virginia Power to encourage investment in transmission infrastructure projects, as the 4th Circuit affirms a district court decision for the federal ...

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‘SWAP’ Watch Does Not Violate ‘SWATCH’ Mark (access required)

In Swatch AG’s challenge to defendant Beehive Wholesale’s trademark application for its “SWAP” watch bands with interchangeable faces, the 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of Swatch’s claims for federal, state and common law trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition. Swatch ...

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