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FilmOn Sues Aereo for False Designation of Origin and False Endorsement under the Lanham Act

FilmOn v. Aereo
By Alex Shank – Edited by Michelle Sohn

Online TV site FilmOn.com, Inc. (“FilmOn”) filed a complaint against competitor Aereo, Inc. (“Aereo”) on counts of false designation of origin and false endorsement under the Lanham Act on February 7, 2013 in the United States District Court of the Central District of California. FilmOn also seeks declaratory judgment that it does not violate the Act and that any trademark right in the name “Aereo” claimed by Aereo is invalid.

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Posted On Feb - 13 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Written By: Gillian Kassner Edited By: Matt Gelfand Editorial Policy In a 2009 Los Angeles Times article, “Beijing Loves IKEA – But Not for Shopping,” reporter David Pierson offered a humorous account of the weekend excursions of Beijing families to their local IKEA where they enjoyed free soda and Swedish meatballs, snapped family photographs, surveyed the merchandise, and went home. Pierson noted that purchasing anything at the Beijing IKEA “can seem like an afterthought.” What Pierson failed to include was an ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 24 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Fourth Circuit Holds Google’s Keyword Advertising May Infringe Trademark By Michael Hoven – Edited by Abby Lauer Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc., No. 10-2007 (4th Cir. Apr. 9, 2012) Slip opinion The Fourth Circuit affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded to the Eastern District of Virginia, which had granted Google summary judgment in holding that Google was not liable on all trademark infringement and trademark dilution claims brought by plaintiff Rosetta Stone in 2009. The Fourth Circuit ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 16 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Clarifies the Fame Standard for Trade Dilution By Sonal Mittal – Edited by Laura Fishwick Coach Servs., Inc., v. Triumph Learning L.L.C., No. 2011-1129 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 21, 2012) Slip Opinion The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed-in-part the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”), which had dismissed the notice of  opposition filed by Coach Services, Inc. (“CSI”) opposing the registration of the COACH mark by Triumph Learning L.L.C. (“Triumph”). The Federal Circuit ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Judge Seems to Pilot Test SOPA in a Temporary Restraining Order By Julie Dorais – Edited by Matt Gelfand Chanel, Inc. v. Does, et al., 11-cv-01508-KJD-PAL (D. Nev. 2011) Order On November 14, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued a far-reaching temporary restraining order (TRO) in response to luxury goods company Chanel’s allegations that 288 defendants were selling counterfeit goods online. In addition to ordering the seizure of the defendants’ domain names, the ruling ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 12 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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