For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 30, 2017, we will discuss the following:

Perfect 10, Inc. v. Giganews, Inc. (9th Cir. 1/23/17) (available here).  Court dismissed 10’s claim for direct copyright infringement awarding Giganews fees and costs. 9th Circuit affirmed. 10 failed to state a claim where the court found that the fact that Giganews subscribers could use the Giganews Mimo reader to display infringing images did not constitute volitional conduct by Giganews.

Moroccanoil, Inc. v. Zotos Int’l, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 1/19/17)  (available here).  Preliminary injunction granted in favor of plaintiff.  It found threat to the plaintiff’s high-end brand despite no evidence of confusion and found there was irreparable harm to the plaintiff’s image.

All are invited to join us on Monday, January 30, 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.