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Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Trademark infringer still liable years later (access required)

Even though a cybersecurity company stopped selling goods online using an unregistered mark years before a competitor registered a similar mark, its continued use of the mark online subjected it to liability for trademark infringement. Judge Claude M. Hilton of ...

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Patent claims dismissed because of abstractness (access required)

Where each of five claims were directed to abstract ideas, and did not contain any inventive concept sufficient to transform the claims into patent-eligible subject matter, the claims were dismissed. Background In this patent infringement case, Volvo Penta of the ...

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Video game owners prevail in copyright suit (access required)

Where owners of electronic skill-based games alleged that defendants purchased and used illicit versions of their games, the owners’ motion for default judgment on their Copyright Act claims was granted. But the owners were denied willful statutory damages because there ...

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Wireless provider abandoned trademark (access required)

Where a wireless provider used the mark “SIMPLY PREPAID” deliberately and continuously from 2002-08, it obtained common-law rights in the mark. But because the provider then effectively abandoned the mark, the use of the mark by a different telecommunications company ...

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Defendant infringed on company’s trademark (access required)

Where GoSecure owns the mark GOSECURE and operates in the cybersecurity space, a man was liable for trademark infringement for using GOSECURE on his website, blog and Twitter account, all of which contained information about cybersecurity services and goods. Background ...

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$2M award for trademark infringement stands (access required)

Where the jury awarded the plaintiff $2 million in damages on its trademark infringement claim, the defendants’ post-trial attack on that award failed. Although the award constituted a significant portion of defendants’ profits, and it was not perfectly clear how ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction over NC-based defendants (access required)

Where a company and individual sued for violations of the Lanham Act, defamation, tortious interference with plaintiffs’ prospective business advantages and relationships and business conspiracy did not purposefully avail themselves of the benefits and privileges of Virginia law, there was ...

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