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Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Domain name must be transferred to Prudential (access required)

Where an alleged cybersquatter who held the PRU.COM domain name intended to divert customers from Prudential Insurance Company or wanted a six-figure payment for the name, and it had registered other domain names evidencing bad faith, PRU.COM was ordered transferred ...

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Prevailing party can’t get expert fees in trademark appeal (access required)

Although a prevailing party can ordinarily recover its expert fees as part of its bill of costs, a unique statute requires an applicant appealing an adverse trademark decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, in federal ...

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Assets of pirate movie streaming site frozen (access required)

Where film companies showed that parties responsible for a pirate movie streaming website likely violated the Copyright Act and Lanham Act, thereby causing irreparable harm, the defendants’ assets were frozen. Background Plaintiffs—business entities involved in the film industry—seek a preliminary ...

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No evidence of harm dooms false advertising claim (access required)

Where there were no factual allegations showing a company’s use of the trademark “REJUVenate” for disinfectants caused past lost sales, future lost sales or harm to reputation to another company that uses the trademark “Rejuvenate” for cleaning products, the false ...

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Russian ‘stream ripping’ site can be sued here (access required)

Where the Russian-based operator of two websites that provide “stream ripping” of commercial sound recordings had US -based lawyers, more than 1.5 million web visitors from Virginia, collected visitors’ personal information and Virginia had a strong interest in not becoming ...

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Vagisan mark is confusingly similar to Vagisil (access required)

Where Vagisil, the trademark for women’s health care products is commercially strong, and Vagisan, the mark for German-based products is “sufficiently similar” and a consumer survey showed actual confusion, the Vagisan trademark was rejected. Background Since the mid-1970s, Combe Inc. ...

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Post-trial motions against $1.9B award rejected (access required)

Although Cisco argued it was entitled to a new trial because a prior ruling ordering it to pay $1.9 billion for infringing a startup’s cybersecurity patents included new theories of infringement and damages not presented by the plaintiff, the infringement ...

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