SoCal IP Institute :: October 13, 2014 :: Trade Dress Includes “Look and Feel” of Website; Delaware judge unseals $1.4 million Judgment

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 13, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent N.D. Cal case discussing trade dress and a decision by a federal judge to unseal an Order to expose an extortionist company: Ingrid & Isabel, LLC v. Baby Be Mine, LLC et al., No. 13-cv-01806 (N.D. Cal Oct. [...]

By |2014-10-29T09:51:36-07:00October 11th, 2014|Trade Dress|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: October 6, 2014 :: Inequitable Conduct and Acquired Distinctiveness in the TTAB

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, October 6, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent inequitable conduct case and a TTAB decision on acquired distinctiveness of trade dress. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. American CalCar, Inc. v. Honda, No. 2013-1061 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 26, 2014) (available here).  Calcar appealed from [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: September 30, 2013 :: Recent Trade Dress Case Law

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 30, 2013 will be a discussion of two recent Trade Dress cases.  The first case is from the Sixth Circuit: Groeneveld Transport Efficiency, Inc. v. Lubecore International, Case Nos. 12-3545/3576 (6th Cir. Sept. 12, 2013) (available here).   The key issue in this case is whether a company can [...]

By |2013-09-25T18:53:25-07:00September 25th, 2013|Infringement, Likelihood of Confusion, Trade Dress, Trademark|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: September 16, 2013 :: Design patents and Trademark Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013 will be a discussion of a recent Federal Circuit decision regarding design patents and a First Circuit decision regarding trademark infringement. Brief synopses of the cases appear below. Dorpan, S.L. V. Hotel Melia, Inc., Case No. 12-1679 (1st Cir. August 28, 2013) (available here). [...]

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. [...]

By |2012-02-10T18:43:38-08:00February 10th, 2012|Trade Dress, Trademark, TTAB, Attorneys' Fees|0 Comments
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