USPTO Crackdown on Trademark Scammers Amazon Crackdown on Counterfeiters

Please join us 9/27/2021 at 1:00pm for a discussion: United States Patent and Trademark Office Crackdown on Scammers. For years, owners of United States Trademark Registrations have been plagued by scam letters requesting payments to renews trademark registrations. Though trademark registrations must be renewed, these letters did not come from the actual USPTO but a [...]

Prosecuting Chinese Counterfeiters: New Enforcement Strategies Learned from Fendi v. Yilang at Shanghai Higher People’s Court

The FENDI Decision is out! After 5 long years, the Shanghai High Court issued its final judgement in the case of Fendi v. Yi Lang. Defendant Yi Lang (no relative of this week's presenter, SoCal IP Partner Marina Lang) can no longer operate his "Fendi" stores in China, stocked with parallel goods.  We will discuss [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: June 19, 2017 ::The Supreme Court on Patent Exhaustion; Housing Design Copyright Trolls

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (Supreme Court, May 30, 2017) (available here). Lexmark makes and sells certain printer toner cartridges. To prevent third parties from reselling used toner cartridges, Lexmark instituted a “buyback” program. Customers [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: January 26, 2015 :: Willfulness standard for Copyrights and Copyright Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 26, 2015 will be a discussion of: Olem Shoe Corp. v. Washington Shoe Corp, Case No. 12-11227 (11th Cir. January 12, 2015) (available here).  In 2009 and 2010, Washington Shoe sent cease and desist letters to Olem Shoe Corp. alleging copyright infringement of designs of Washington Shoe's Zebra [...]

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SoCal IP Institute :: April 1, 2013 :: Contributory Copyright Infringement and “Contested Cases” before the PTO

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 1, 2013 will be a discussion of one Federal Circuit case regarding patent divided infringement and a 9th Circuit case regarding copyright fair use.  Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Columbia Pictures et al. v. Gary Fung; Isohunt Web Tech., Inc., Case No. 10-55946 (9th [...]

By |2013-03-31T16:24:31-07:00March 31st, 2013|Patent, Infringement, First Sale, DMCA, Copyright|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: January 24, 2011

SoCal IP Institute Please join us for the SoCal IP Institute meeting, Monday, January 24 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: UMG Recordings v. Augusto, No. 08-55998 (9th [...]

By |2011-01-21T17:41:09-08:00January 21st, 2011|First Sale, DMCA, Copyright|0 Comments
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