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

Dan Farr Productions v. United States District Court, (9th Cir. October 10, 2017) (available here). In a trademark dispute over who may actually use the term “Comic Con”, the Southern District of California gave a “Suppression Order” to Petitioner, ordering them to attach a disclaimer about pending litigation to every social media post anyone involved in the litigation made. Petitioner asserted such an order violated the First Amendment, The 9th Circuit agreed.

In re Manuel E. Tellez. , (TTAB November 3, 2017) (available here). The Trademark Office refused registration of the mark SLAY OR PREY registered to clothing and T-shirts. The examining attorney cited a prior registration PRAY THEN SLAY finding it likely to cause confusion. The TTAB reversed.

All are invited to join us on November 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.