Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 11, 2014 will be a discussion of a recent trade dress case in the Central District and a recent Fed. Cir. Opinion reversing contempt sanctions. Brief synopses of the cases appear below.

Brian Lichtenberg, LLC v. Alex & Chloe, Inc. Case No.: CV 13-06837 DDP (C.D. Cal. 7/25/14) (available here), involves a case of two brothers suing over trade dress.  The court in this case granted one brother’s motion for preliminary injunction in part, and denied it in part.

In EPlus Inc, v. Lawson Software, Inc., No.: 2013-1506, -1587 (Fed. Cir. 7/25/15) (available here), the Federal Circuit reversed the order for civil contempt sanctions when it found that the underlying preliminary injunction they were based upon was invalid.

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, August 11, 2014 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 Noelle Smith by 9 am Monday morning.