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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...
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District Court Awards Damages for Tortious Interference of Trademark Holder’s Social Media Site Contracts By Chinh Vo – Edited by Matt Gelfand Ordonez v. Icon Sky Holdings LLC, 10-cv-60156-PAS (S.D. Fla. Aug. 30, 2011) Slip Opinion (hosted by Justia.com) The District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted the plaintiff’s motion for default judgment, awarding damages and a permanent injunction in a trademark hijacking suit between parties vying for control of an online presence. The court held that the ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Michael Hoven Zediva Closes Permanently, Pays $1.8 Million in Settlement The streaming movie service Zediva has agreed to shut down permanently and pay $1.8 million to settle its lawsuit with Hollywood studios, Wired reports. (The MPAA is hosting the consent decree from the Central District Court of California.) The studios sued Zediva in April, one month after it launched its service. Zediva let users watch movies online by remotely renting and operating DVDs and DVD players owned and stored ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 7 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Permits Facebook’s Trademark Suit to Proceed Against Teachbook.com By Albert Wang – Edited by Abby Lauer Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com LLC, No. 11-cv-3052 (N.D. Ill. September 26, 2011) Slip Opinion The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied defendant Teachbook’s motion to dismiss a trademark infringement suit brought by social networking site Facebook. Judge Aspen, writing for the court, held that Facebook had pled sufficient facts to survive Teachbook’s Rule 12(b)(6) motion. The court declined to ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
By Andrew Segna Google Acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Google announced on August 15, 2011 that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. Ars Technica reports that this purchase was motivated in part by Google’s desire to acquire Motorola’s patents and to protect its Android mobile platform, as this deal will give Google control of more than 17,000 patents in the mobile arena and 7,000 patent applications. This acquisition comes in light of Google accusing Microsoft, ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 22 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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