For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017, we will discuss the following cases:

Voltas Ltd v. Purewal, (WIPO 3/20/17) (available here). VL loses domain name dispute over possibility that disputed website had the appearance of an established engineering business.

BWP Media. v. T & S Software, (5th Cir. March 27, 2017)  (available here).  Copyright infringement inferred.  BWP Media filed suit against T&S, an internet forum on which third-party users posted images that infringed copyrights owned by plaintiffs. The district court granted summary judgment for T&S and adopted the volitional-conduct requirement in direct-copyright infringement cases. The court affirmed the judgment.

All are invited to join us on Monday, April 24, 2017, at noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Elisha Manzur by 9 am Monday morning.