In Herb Reed Enters., LLC v. Fla. Entm’t Mgmt., __ F.3d __. No. 12-16868, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 23938, *24 (9th Cir. Dec. 2, 2013), see the case here, the Ninth Circuit  reversed the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction against defendants’ use of the mark “The Platters” in connection with a vocal group, the panel held that the likelihood of irreparable harm must be established, rather than presumed, by a plaintiff seeking injunctive relief in the trademark context.

Further, in NBA Properties, Inc., et al. vs. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations, Case No. 1:13-cv-08870 (N.D. Ill.), case available here, multiple professional sports organizations join as plaintiffs in an aggressive and detailed complaint against un-named defendants to stop the selling of counterfeit products — the lawsuit is primarily targeted towards defendants likely located in China who, as the complaint alleges, have availed themselves of US jurisdiction via the internet.

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, December 30, 2013 at Noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of California MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Noelle Smith by 9 am Monday morning.