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Recent Case Law Arising from Breach of a Trademark License – Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1pm PST

Recent Caselaw Arising from Breach of a Trademark License Marina L. Lang, Partner at SoCal IP Law Group LLP, will be giving a live, online presentation at the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1pm PST. Participating in this activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. All are welcome. [...]

New Trademark and Copyright Decisions – Monday, March 8, 2021

New Trademark and Copyright Decisions: TTAB Rejects Express Abandonment of Application “Without Prejudice” After Adverse Final Decision Ninth Circuit Decision Takes Surprising Turn in Considering Copyright Damages Against Defendants with Joint and Several Liability In re Information Builders, Inc., Serial No. 87,753,964 (Feb. 25, 2021) (TTAB) [precedential], available here. When can an application be abandoned [...]

By |2021-03-07T12:17:57-08:00March 6th, 2021|Trademark, TTAB, Likelihood of Confusion, Deceptive|0 Comments

Beginnings of a Federal Court Litigation – Monday, March 1, 2021

All are invited to attend our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 1, 2021 a 1:00 pm Pacific.  Due to the Covid-19 situation the meeting will be conducted online via video conference. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit.  If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Elisha Manzur [...]

By |2021-02-27T13:48:23-08:00February 27th, 2021|Trademark, TTAB, Likelihood of Confusion, Deceptive|0 Comments

Pop Culture Copyright Cases

To finish off the year, for our last CLE meeting we will discuss some pop culture related cases: Krisko v. Marvel (S.D.N.Y 2020) (Case Here) A Hungarian artist sued Marvel alleging copyright infringement. Specifically, Krisko alleged that Marvel infringed Krisko’s musical work when Marvel made the X-Men cartoon in the 90s. A motion for summary [...]

By |2020-12-20T21:54:38-08:00December 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FTC sues Facebook; Design Patent Litigation

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020 we will discuss the following FTC v. Facebook  (D.D.C. 2020) (Complaint here) In the final days of the current administration, the FTC has decided to sue Facebook for among other things anticompetitive business practices. The complaint outlines the recent acquisitions Facebook has made [...]

By |2020-12-12T22:06:02-08:00December 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institue Joinder of Counterfeit Defenders ; California License Agreements

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Oakley, Inc. v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations Identified on Schedule A. (NDIL 2020) (Case Here) (Complaint here) The District court in the Northern District of Illinois granted plaintiff's ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order. [...]

By |2020-11-22T11:36:05-08:00November 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institue Zoom and the FTC; Apple and the Southern District of Texas

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In Re Zoom Communications Inc. (FTC 2020) (Case Here) Zoom recently entered into a settlement agreement with the FTC. The FTC alleged that Zoom advertised certain security measures and features that were not actually in the product [...]

By |2020-11-13T15:10:39-08:00November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP More Recent Federal Circuit Decisions

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: Valeant Pharmaceuticals v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Fed. Cir. 2020)(Case Here) This case further defines the scope of proper venue regarding patent cases. Said the court "TC Heartland raised more questions than it answered; we and district courts around [...]

By |2020-11-06T18:02:31-08:00November 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SoCal IP Recent Federal Circuit Decisions

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020 we will discuss the following cases: In Re Nitro Fluids LLC (CAFC 2020) (Case Here) Nitro Fluids petitioned for mandamus review, the Federal Circuit granted in part and denied in part the decision. Interestingly, the Federal Circuit did not order transfer as the [...]

By |2020-10-29T22:04:49-07:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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