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

Trademark Deceptiveness and Confusion – SoCal IP Institute – Monday, February 22, 2021

Recent Trademark Rulings on Trademark Deceptiveness and Confusion All are invited to attend our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 22, 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 [...]

By |2021-02-20T14:50:12-08:00February 20th, 2021|Trademark, TTAB, Likelihood of Confusion, Deceptive|0 Comments

Patent Eligibility for Mechanical Method and SMART KEYBOARD Mark for “Keyboards”

Eligibility of Mechanical Method for Patent and SMART KEYBOARD Mark for "Keyboards" Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 will be a discussion of a Federal Circuit case finding mechanical subject matter ineligible for patent and a TTAB refusal to register a mark to the supplemental register: In American Axle & [...]

By |2021-01-27T17:15:15-08:00January 27th, 2021|Patent, Trademark|0 Comments

January 8, 2018 Trademark Office’s Bar on Immoral or Scandalous Marks is Unconstitutional Under the First Amendment ; Is DRIVEWISE confusingly similar with auto technology and insurance?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018, we will discuss the following cases: In Re Brunetti, (CAFC, December 15, 2017) (available here). Applicant tried to register the mark FUCT for clothing. The Examining attorney refused registration and the TTAB affirmed the refusal based on § 2(a) of the Lanham Act [...]

By |2018-01-08T09:18:01-08:00January 4th, 2018|Trademark, TTAB, Likelihood of Confusion|0 Comments

December 31, 2017 Deadline to File Online Designation of Agent with Copyright Office to Maintain DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

Have you registered your Safe Harbor agent with the Copyright Office’s new online agent designation system? To limit copyright infringement liability from user-posted content, most companies rely on the Safe Harbor protections of the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). By December 31, 2017, you must register your designated agent online to maintain Safe Harbor benefits, [...]

By |2017-12-15T14:47:37-08:00December 15th, 2017|Infringement, Copyright Ownership|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: December 18, 2017 :: Sanctionable 101 Arguments ; Oh the People You’ll Sue!

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: Inventor Holdings v. Bed Bath & Beyond, (CAFC, December 8,2017) (available here). Inventor Holdings sued Bed Bath & Beyond for infringement of several patents directed to methods of processing payments. The trial court granted Bed Bath & [...]

By |2017-12-13T10:13:34-08:00December 13th, 2017|Infringement, Copyright Ownership|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: December 4, 2017 :: What are Reasonable Measures? ; Romance Novel Copyright Infringement

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 4, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: H.Q. Milton, Inc. v. Webster, (N.D. Cal November 22, 2017) (available here). Plaintiff owns an expensive watch store that sells vintage timepieces. Defendant, a former employee, started his own watch store allegedly misappropriating trade secrets such as [...]

By |2017-11-29T09:59:41-08:00November 29th, 2017|Infringement, Copyright Ownership|0 Comments

SoCal IP Institute :: November 27, 2017 :: TC Heartland in Action; Does Yelp Have to Divulge Who Posts?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: In re Micron Technology, Inc., (CAFC November 15, 2017) (available here). Micron was sued for patent infringement and filed a motion to transfer for improper venue. The district court denied the motion, Micron petitioned for a writ [...]

By |2017-11-22T15:59:35-08:00November 22nd, 2017|Infringement|0 Comments
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