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SoCal IP Institute :: July 17, 2023 :: Partner Marina L. Lang will Discuss the Digital Services Act, the INFORM Consumers Act and related legislation

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, July 17, 2023 will be a discussion of the Digital Services Act, the INFORM Consumers Act and related legislation. The explosive growth of e-commerce marketplaces and social media platforms as essential channels for advertising and selling goods and services has changed the way consumers shop.  Brick and [...]

By |2023-07-17T12:05:08-07:00July 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bad Spaniels Leashed by Supreme Court and a Totally Bananas Copyright Case

  On Monday, July 10, Chris Kopitzke will lead the discussion about a Supreme Court trademark decision concerning a doggie chew toy, along with a copyright case in the Southern District of Florida about dueling artworks featuring bananas and duct tape. In Jack Daniel’s Properties v. VIP Products, No. 22-148 (S. Ct., June 8, 2023), [...]

By |2023-07-09T17:51:22-07:00July 9th, 2023|Trademark, First Amendment|0 Comments

9th Circuit sides with GoDaddy in Cybersquatting/Lanham Act Case: Rigsby v. GoDaddy

On Monday, April 9, 2023, Marina Lang will lead the discussion about recent 9th Circuit Opinion RIGSBY V. GODADDY INC. See Published Opinion Here: https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2023/02/03/21-16182.pdf The panel held that Plaintiff--a well known athlete and speaker-- could not satisfy “use in commerce” prong of the Lanham Act & could not overcome GoDaddy’s immunity protections under the [...]

By |2023-04-09T12:58:16-07:00April 9th, 2023|Trademark|0 Comments

Jack Daniel’s is Not Amused by Bad Spaniels Chew Toy; Publishers Awarded Summary Judgment Against Internet Archive

Jack Daniel’s is Not Amused by Bad Spaniels Chew Toy; Publishers Awarded Summary Judgment Against Internet Archive On Monday, April 3, 2023, Chris Kopitzke will lead the discussion about a pending Supreme Court trademark case concerning a dog chew toy, as well as a recent copyright decision out of the Southern District of New York [...]

By |2023-04-02T10:11:17-07:00April 2nd, 2023|Trademark|0 Comments

Remedies for Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Infringementi

Remedies for Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Infringement Patent The remedy statute for patent infringement states, “Upon finding for the claimant the court shall award the claimant damages adequate to compensate for the infringement, but in no event less than a reasonable royalty for the use made of the invention by the infringer, together with interest [...]

By |2023-03-15T09:42:11-07:00March 14th, 2023|Patent, Trademark, Counterfeit, Damages, Copyright|0 Comments

NFT Fraud Detection with Doppel

Please join us on Monday, October 3 at 12:00 pm, where Doppel, the market leader for NFT brand protection, will provide a live demo hosted by Kevin Tian, Co-founder and CEO.  Doppel works with the largest consumer and web3 brands (Dapper Labs, Azra Games, Moonbirds, etc.), and their real-time, AI-powered monitoring platform automates detection and [...]

By |2022-09-30T15:23:54-07:00September 30th, 2022|Ethics|0 Comments

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Yoga Icon Lululemon in a Reverse Trademark Confusion Case over their Align Pants

Vancouver-based Lululemon ("Lulu"), founded in 1998, is famously known for their boujee yoga-inspired activewear. Industry competitor Aliign Activation Wear (“Aliign”) filed suit against Lulu in the Central District of California back in mid-2020, primarily alleging that Lulu was infringing its Aliign trademark, which Aliign said it has been using since 2011. You see, Lulu rolled [...]

Coca-Cola Loses Bid to Protect Marks Not Used in U.S.; Letter of Protest Practice Tips

On Monday, July 25, 2022, Chris Kopitzke will lead the discussion about a recent Federal Circuit decision rejecting Coca-Cola’s attempt to cancel a competing distributor’s U.S. trademark registrations for two marks used and registered by Coca-Cola outside the U.S. She will also explain the requirements and offer practice tips for filing a timely and successful [...]

By |2022-07-22T15:41:55-07:00July 22nd, 2022|Personal Jurisdiction|0 Comments

Lawsuits are spiking on the issue of whether non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) qualify as “real” goods for the purpose of trademark protection – May 16, 2022

Non-fungible tokens ("NFTs") - what are they, anyhow? Technically, they are a digital asset.  Again, what does that mean? On Monday, May 16, 2022, SoCal IP Law Group LLP partner Marina L. Lang will lead a discussion on defining the nature of these novel digital assets and discuss the growing litigation over whether these assets [...]

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