SoCal IP Institute :: October 15, 2012 :: Geographically Misdescriptive Trademarks and International Comity

We will be discussing one Federal Circuit case and one 9th Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

In re Miracle Tuesday, LLC., Case No. 2011-1373 (Fed. Cir. October 4, 2012) (attached).

Miracle Tuesday filed an intent-to-use trademark application for the word mark “JPK PARIS […]

By |October 12th, 2012|Damages, Descriptiveness, injunction, Intent to Use, Trademark, TTAB, Venue|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: June 11, 2012 :: Trademark Dilution and Irreparable Harm for Preliminary Injunction

We will be discussing one Trademark Trial and Appeal Board case and one Federal Circuit case during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 11, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Research in Motion Ltd. v. Defining Presence Marketing Group, Inc. & Axel Ltd. Co., Opposition Nos. 91178668, 91179490, 91181076 (T.T.A.B. Feb. 27, 2012) […]

SoCal IP Institute :: February 13, 2012 :: Functionality in Trade Dress and Certification Marks

We will be discussing two recent cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 13, 2012. The first is a 9th Circuit case involving trade dress and the second is a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) case seeking cancellation of a certification mark.  Brief synopses are presented below.

Secalt S.A. v. Wuxi […]

By |February 10th, 2012|Attorneys' Fees, Trade Dress, Trademark, TTAB|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: January 30, 2012 :: Patent Standing and Federal Circuit Affirmation of TTAB Default Judgment

We will be discussing two recent Federal Circuit cases during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 30, 2012. Brief synopses are presented below.

Benedict v. Super Bakery, Case No. 2011-1131 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 28, 2011) (attached).  Mr. Benedict, appearing pro se in a cancellation proceeding, appealed the decision of the Trademark Trial and […]

By |January 29th, 2012|Patent, Standing, TTAB|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: November 1, 2010

Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, November 1 at Noon. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to  Amanda Jones by 9 am Monday.

We will be discussing the following cases:

Antounian v. Louis Vuitton, BC396340 (Cal. App. Oct. 21, 2010) (case […]

By |October 28th, 2010|Anti-SLAPP, TTAB, Use in Commerce|0 Comments