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Court Declares “Grand Theft” Crime Free By Briahna Gray – Edited by Miriam Weiler E.S.S. Entertainment 2000, Inc., v. Rock Star Videos, Inc., November 5 2008, No. 06-56237 Slip Opinion On November 5, 2008 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Central California District Court summary judgment ruling to dismiss the case brought by the operators of a Los Angeles strip club (“E.S.S.”) against Rock Star Videos (“Rockstar”), the manufacturer of the Grand Theft Auto video games, for trademark ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 10 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
President Bush Signs PRO-IP Act S. 3325 On Monday, October 14, President Bush signed into law the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, also known as the PRO-IP Act, S. 3325. The PRO-IP Act steepens penalties for IP infringement and increases resources to the DOJ to coordinate state and federal efforts against counterfeiting and piracy. Although opposed by the DOJ, the Act also provides for a “U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator” position within the Executive Office of the ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 14 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Will Not Require Ebay to Make Greater Effort to Police Trademark Infringers By Jeff Gritton — Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht Tiffany, Inc. v. eBay, Inc. S.D.N.Y., July 14, 2008, No. 04 Civ. 4607 First Circuit, June 18th, 2008, Nos. 07-2078, 07-2246 Slip Opinion On July 14, the Southern District of New York denied Tiffany’s claims of direct and contributory trademark infringement against eBay. The court agreed with eBay that, as a legitimate seller of Tiffany goods, the online ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 19 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
First Circuit Lifts Trademark Injunction to Make Way for Super Duck By Miriam Weiler — Edited by Evie Breithaupt Boston Duck Tours v. Super Duck Tours First Circuit, June 18th, 2008, Nos. 07-2078, 07-2246 Slip Opinion On June 18, the First Circuit lifted a preliminary injunction granted by the District Court of Massachusetts, which had enjoined Super Duck Tours, LLC (“Super Duck”) from using the phrase “duck tours” in its trade name and the cartoon of a duck in its ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 30 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Ninth Circuit Assesses Copyright Damage Awards By Debbie Rosenbaum — Edited by Stephanie Weiner  Derek Andrew, Inc. v. Poof Apparel Corp. 9th Circuit, June 11, 2007 Slip Opinion  The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded in part the decision of the District Court for the Western District of Washington, which had awarded statutory damages under the Copyright Act for a copyright infringement, as well as attorney’s fees.  Under § 504(a) and (c) of the Copyright Act, a copyright owner can elect ... Read More...
Posted On Jun - 19 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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