For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017, we will discuss the following:

Great Minds v. FedEx (E.D.N.Y Feb. 24, 2017) (available here).  This case discusses a”Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License.  In sum, FedEx was copying materials made by Plaintiff Great Minds, a math curriculum called “Eureka Math.”  The court granted FedEx’s motion to dismiss because “FedEx’s copying of the Materials is permitted by unambiguous terms of the License” referring to Plaintiff’s  “Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial” License that is provided to the public.

In re Kohr Brothers, Inc.  (TTAB Feb. 9, 2017)  (available here).  In a Precedent Opinion of the TTAB, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board affirmed the refusal of the application to register the mark “Coney Island Boardwalk Custard” for frozen custards where the specimen of use submitted by Kohr was unacceptable because it was not a point of sale display associated with the goods.

All are invited to join us on Monday, March 13, 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.