IP Think Tank Global Week in Review – 12 September 2008

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Highlights this week included:

Australian Review of National Innovation System released: (IPRoo), (Mallesons Stephen Jaques), (creativecommons.org), (IP Menu News),

Senate Committee on the Judiciary approval of Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act 2008 and surrounding debate (Law360), (Public Knowledge), (Ars Technica), (Wired), (Public Knowledge), (Ars Technica), (IP Justice), (Public Knowledge), (Patent Baristas), (Public Knowledge),

Judge finds Harry Potter Lexicon infringes JK Rowling’s copyright: Warner Bros & JK Rowling v RDR Books & Does 1-10: (Managing Intellectual Property), (The Trademark Blog), (Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law), (IPKat), (IPKat), (Out-Law), (Law360), (Techdirt), (Ars Technica),

US CAFC: Biotechnology ‘written description’ invalidity ruling: Carnegie Mellon University v Hoffman-La Roche: (Hal Wegner), (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog), (Law360), (Patent Baristas), (Patent Prospector), (Patently-O), (Patent Docs),

Trade show demonstration is not infringing ‘use’: Medical Solutions v C Change Surgical: (Hal Wegner), (Law360), (I/P Updates), (PLI), (Patent Prospector),

CAFC: Broad scope for re-examination § 303(a) ‘substantial new question’: In re Swanson: (Hal Wegner), (Law360), (Patent Prospector), (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (Patent Docs)

Global – General

Employee motivation and IP strategy: (IP Thinktank),

Top 3 things leaders need to DO about IP strategy: (IP Thinktank)

IP Thinktank events: (IP Thinktank),

ACTA faces long and tortuous path to ratification: (IAM),

Access to Knowledge (A2K) Conference begins addressing new challenges with new ideas: (Intellectual Property Watch),

Top consumer advocate joins Microsoft to lobby for its interests in Brussels; Changes at top for Washington IP industry association, and Japan’s patent office: (Intellectual Property Watch)


Global – Trade Marks / Domain Names / Brands

Can non-Western language internet addresses solve the digital divide? The case of Arabic language: (Intellectual Property Watch),

Facebook – Is it commercially more than a bunch of pretty faces?: (IP finance),

MARQUES international advertising portal goes live: (Class 46)

Global – Patents

Using patent landscaping analytics to improve the quality of M & A decisions: a review of Cox Enterprises’ $300M purchase of Adify: (IP Asset Maximiser Blog),

Universities reap royalty rewards; investors ignore IP at their peril: (IAM),

Top IP-owning nations claim faster patent processing; near harmonisation deal: (Intellectual Property Watch),

Bosch, Xerox and Dupont sign up to Eco-Patent Commons: (IAM), (IP Spotlight), (Patent Prospector),

SanDisk’s patent dividend and a question about licensing in a downturn: (IAM)

Global – Copyright

Symposium calls for end of binary discussion of rights-holders versus pirates: (Intellectual Property Watch)

Pharma & Biotech
Pharma & Biotech – General

International Expert Group on Biotechnology, Innovation and Intellectual Property releases seven-year study that is critical of international trends in IP law: (IP Menu News),

Research and Markets announces addition of ‘The Top 10 Generic Pharmaceutical Companies: Positioning, Performance and SWOT Analyses’ report: (GenericsWeb),

Africa & India: ICMR on access to drugs in India & Africa: (Afro-IP),

Arctic region: Bioprospecting in the Arctic report released: (The Patent Librarian’s Notebook),

India: Duncan Bucknell co-presenting at GenericsWeb Patent Academies with Leighton Howard: (IP Thinktank),

India: Protecting clinical test data: (International Law Office),

Ireland: New Irish supplementary protection certificate regulations enacted: (The SPC Blog),

Poland: New rules for medicines advertising: (Class 46),

United Kingdom: Intellectual Property Institute report ‘Extending rewards for innovation drug development – A report on supplementary certificates for pharmaceutical products’: special offer for SPC Blog readers: (The SPC blog),

United States: AIPPI Congress delegates support limited compulsory licensing: (Managing Intellectual Property), (Intellectual Property Watch),

United States: Patent and IP messes stifling biotech innovation too: (Ars Technica),

United States: Judge awards $57M to Serenex over former employee’s theft of trade secrets: (Securing Innovation),

US: Institut Pasteur tries to block Novartis from presenting new legal theories for its priority claim in three-way battle over rights to patent covering HIV detection technology: (Law360),

United States: Biotechnology ‘written description’ invalidity ruling: Carnegie Mellon University v Hoffman-La Roche: (Hal Wegner), (Holman’s Biotech IP Blog), (Law360), (Patent Baristas), (Patent Prospector), (Patently-O), (Patent Docs),

US: Stanford appeals summary judgment opinion of invalidity of polymerase chain reaction HIV patents on grounds of obviousness: Leland Stanford Junior University v Roche: (PATracer)

Pharma & Biotech – Products

Cosopt (Dorzolamide/Timolol) – US: Hi-Tech sues FDA to get generic Cosopt exclusivity: (Law360),

Ebrel (Etanercept) / Vectibix (Panitumumab) – US: University of Iowa sues Amgen for allegedly using its patented biotechnology to produce drugs including Enbrel and Vectibix: (Law360),

Epzicom (Lamivudine/Abacavir) – US: India’s Aurobindo Pharma gets tentative US FDA approval for Epzicom generic: (GenericsWeb),

Fosamax (Alendronate) – US: CAFC finds no Article III case or controversy: Merck v Apotex: (Patent Baristas),

Oscion/Triaz (Benzoyl peroxide) – US: Silence golden for Medicis Pharma in avoiding judgment: Prasco v Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp: (Patent Baristas),

Osmoprep (Sodium phosphate and sodium phosphate dibasic) – US: Salix commences patent infringement litigation against Novel Laboratories: (GenericsWeb),

Risperdal (Risperidone) – US: CAFC finds potential of extending exclusive generic period by delaying generic launch does not create actionable harm: Janssen Pharmaceutica v Apotex: (Patently-O), (Patent Docs),

Singulair (Montelukast) – US: Teva seeks to compel Merck & Co to divulge what Teva alleges is prior art information that could undermine Singulair patent: (Law360),

Thalomid (Thalidomide) – US: Barr argues Celgene’s patent claims unenforceable because inventor withheld material information during patent prosecution: (Law360),

Xyzal (Levocetirizine) – US: Perrigo acquires exclusive sales and distribution rights to allergy drug Levocetirizine from Synthon: (GenericsWeb),


O3b networks – coming to an African country near you: (Afro-IP),

Superbrands East Africa awards: (Afro-IP)


New resolution to reduce backlog of pending patent applications: (Moller IP Advisors)


Review of National Innovation System released – room for potential patent reform?: (IPRoo),

Review of National Innovation System – Key points for corporate counsel: (Mallesons Stephen Jaques),

Review of National Innovation System recommends creative commons: (creativecommons.org),

Review of Innovation System released: (IP Menu News),

What [right]’s in a [business] name: Westpac Banking Corporation v McMillan & Melbas On The Park Pty Ltd (formerly Credit Systems Australia Pty Ltd): (Australian Trade Marks Law Blog),

Senator Kim Carr speaks out on open access: (Michael Geist)

How substantial is a sliver?: Nine v IceTV: (International Law Office)


Some new rules of the Director-General of the Benelux Organisation for Intellectual Property with regard to trade mark filings refused on absolute grounds and withdrawal of oppositions: (Class 46)


Brazil exports agricultural technology to developing world: (IP tango)


Conservatives website faces claims of copyright infringement: (Michael Geist),

Canada’s trade mark opposition practice changing again?: (Canadian Trademark Blog),

Liberals settle Green Shift trade mark dispute: (Canadian Trademark Blog), (IPblog.ca),

CBC Radio documentary ‘Who owns ideas?’: (Michael Geist), (The Trademark Blog),

Globe and Mail report on new McGill study that concludes IP laws may be stifling innovation: (Michael Geist),

C-61 – Dead or undead?: (Excess Copyright),

Election stalls copyright reform: (ipblog.ca),

Digital issues deserve a spot in the election campaign: (Michael Geist),

Canadian-based torrent tracker isoHunt files suit against Canadian Recording Industry Association seeking confirmation that it does not infringe Canadian copyright law: (Michael Geist), (ipblog.ca), (Techdirt),

61 reforms to C-61: (Day 55: e-reserve provisions require DRM – Michael Geist), (Day 56: interlibrary digital loans must self-destruct in five days – Michael Geist), (Day 57: statutory damages reform – uncertainty – Michael Geist), (Day 58: statutory damages reform – what it doesn’t cover – Michael Geist), (Day 59: statutory damages reform – removes court discretion for reduced damages – Michael Geist)


China’s national IP strategy 2008 – Feasible commitments or road to nowhere paved with good intentions?: (IP Thinktank),

Shanghai signboards: we sell only real products, really…: (IP Dragon), (response from China Hearsay),

Wanfang Data accused of unauthorised inclusion of dissertations: (IP Dragon),

Peter Ollier interviews Netac’s Vincent Zhong about patent dispute with American company PNY Technologies of Texas: (IP Dragon),

New draft third patent law amendment: slight improvements: (IP Dragon), (Managing Intellectual Property), (IPKat),

Amendment of China patent law quickened: (Philip Brooks)


Danish patent dispute lasting 28 years between Mr Amstrup and DAT-Schaub over technology used in sausage making: (IPKat)


European Patent Office free e-learning webinars: (I/P Updates),

Copyright changes would only earn 50 cents a year for artists, say activists: (Out-Law), (Techdirt),

European Commission launches consultation for new European ICT research and innovation strategy: (IPR-Helpdesk),

Union calls European patent examiners out on strike: (IAM),

EU academics point out how database copyrights hinder, rather than help, businesses: (Techdirt),

Maybe Microsoft should have appealed key Court of First Instance antitrust decision after all; Microsoft one vote short of a win: (IAM), (IPKat),

Local SEAT mark defeats CTM application for MAGIC SEAT: Case T-363/06 Honda Motor Europe Ltd v OHIM: (Class 46),


Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Supreme Court) decides on limitations of scope of protection provided by POST trade mark: (Class 46),

German Federal Patent Court publishes guidelines on registrability of colour trade marks: (‘sun yellow’ – Class 46), (yellow-red’ – Class 46)


Delhi High court considers questions of IP jurisdiction where cause of action lies on the worldwide web: Banyan Tree Holdings v Mr M K Reddy: (Spicy IP),

J Mitra v Controller of Patents: patently confusing!: (Spicy IP),

India’s Bayh Dole Bill: a stitch in haste leads to waste: (Spicy IP)


Kenya Association of Manufacturers intensifies lobbying efforts to have Anti Counterfeit Bill tabled: (Afro-IP)


‘China biggest IP threat to Korea’ – KIPO survey: (IP Dragon)


Eurolitas can’t be compared with Eurodollars: (Class 46)


Jarzębiak is a generic term: (Class 46),

Polish Patent Office refuses trade mark application for form of plain black rectangular package that preserves cheese: (Class 46),

Coffee and cocoa homogeneous goods: MERCI not for coffee: (Class 46),

Administrative Court of Warsaw judgment on battle over TIFFANY marks: (Class 46)


SMEs fret over Portuguese Industrial Property Code update: (Managing Intellectual Property)


Celebrations for launch of localised Romanian Creative Commons licenses: (creativecommons.org)


Adidas strikes ten-year kit deal with Russian football teams: (Class 46)

South Africa

Microsoft making headway against piracy: (Afro-IP),

CIPRO trade mark update & SAIIPL AGM: (Afro-IP),

When is failure to exploit, exploitation?: (Afro-IP)


No summer vacations for the Police: anti-counterfeiting raids: (Class 46)

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago accedes to WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty both of which take effect from 28 November: (IPKat)


Turkey accedes to WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty both of which take effect from 28 November: (IPKat),

Raising arguments on appeal in opposition proceedings in Turkey: Decision 2008-M-3394: (Class 46)


Traders in Uganda voice grave concern over counterfeits: (Afro-IP)

United Kingdom

Disney joins NBC and Viacom in demanding UK ISPs kick file sharers off the internet: (Techdirt),

Supply of legal information: scope for competition?: (IPKat),

Broad construction of patent licence keeps royalties flowing: Oxonica Energy Ltd v Neuftec Ltd: (IP finance), (IPKat),

BBC report hundreds of complaints regarding DRM on Electronic Arts’ Spore game: (IPKat), (Spicy IP), (Techdirt),

Proposal to remove branding from cigarettes: (IPKat),

Topware Interactive obtains High Court order forcing ISPs to hand over file sharers’ details: (IPKat),

High Court refers questions relating to copyright, copyright control devices, conditional access, satellite television and free movement of goods to European Court of Justice in Premier League football case: (International Law Office)

United States

US General

Senate Committee on the Judiciary approves Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act 2008: (Law360), (Public Knowledge), (Ars Technica),

Proposed Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act 2008 a ‘gift’ to Hollywood, info groups say: (Wired), (Public Knowledge), (Ars Technica),

Public –interest NGO’s express concerns with proposed Senate Bill on intellectual property enforcement: (IP Justice), (Public Knowledge),

Senate moves to protect US IP overseas: International Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Act 2008: (Patent Baristas),

A perfect storm of bad copyright legislation: (Public Knowledge),

Idea theft claims in California: (Law360)

US General – Decisions

Pricing and warranty agreement provisions not trade secret: MPC Containment Sys v Moreland: (Chicago IP Litigation Blog)


US General – Lawsuits and strategic steps

CBS seeks ruling that it can use American football players’ names and statistics in fantasy leagues without payment to players; National Football League Players seeks monetary relief for CBS Interactive’s use of names, stats: (Out-Law), (Law360), (Law360), (Property, intangible),

Newman MacIntosh & Hennessey withdraws challenge to the legality of offshore legal outsourcing in its case against Acumen Legal Services: (Law360),

Google cuts IP log retention to nine months: (Electronic Frontier Foundation), (Ars Technica)


US Patent Reform

Chief Circuit Judge Michel: US patent law destabilising; ‘right to patent’ under attack: (Intellectual Property Watch),

Presentation to be delivered by PTO General Counsel illustrates critical importance of patent-experienced new Director: (Hal Wegner), (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog),

John Duffy predicts more limited role for Federal Circuit: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Todd Dickinson relishing AIPLA role: (IAM),

US Presidential candidates prioritise IP issues but diverge on details: (Intellectual Property Watch),

Obama plan would hurt innovation: (PatentFools.com),

Who will lead the Patent Office?: (PatentFools.com)


US Patents

Examination query: Any special rules, procedures, or counts applying to parallel examination?: (Patently-O),

Refusal to license patents, monopolistic? – ‘Competition and monopoly: single-firm conduct under section 2 of the Sherman Act’: (Patent Prospector),

Beating NPE patent holders at their own game: (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog),

NYTimes: Universities, patent and profits: (Patently-O), (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (Patent Docs), (Patent Prospector), (IPBiz), (Techdirt),

Appellate decision-making: Unanimity or dissent stats: (Patently-O),

Boston: US IP industry group pushes ‘green’ patents: (Intellectual Property Watch),

Post-eBay compulsory licenses: TRIPS standards: (Hal Wegner),

Post Quanta, post-sale controls: (Hal Wegner),

IP attorneys getting their own patents and suing: (Techdirt), (The Prior Art),

More on filing under seal in ED Texas: (PATracer),

Provisional rights : (Part I: calculating a reasonable royalty: Parker-Hannifin Corp v Champion LabsPatently-O), (Part II: substantially identical claims: Pandora Jewelry v ChamiliaPatently-O),

PAIR offline: major problem because USPTO has refused to allow parallel database: (Patently-O)

US Patents – Decisions

Trade show demonstration not infringing ‘use’: Medical Solutions v C Change Surgical: (Hal Wegner), (Law360), (I/P Updates), (PLI), (Patent Prospector),

CAFC: Broad scope for re-examination § 303(a) ‘substantial new question’: In re Swanson: (Hal Wegner), (Law360), (Patent Prospector), (Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog), (Patent Docs),

CAFC: Deadlines stick: Hildebrand v Steck: (Patently-O),

Enforcing a patent: valid legal right, or tortuous interference with customer relationships?: 800 Adept v Murex Securities: (IP Spotlight),

Massachusetts Institute of Technology wins partial summary judgment against Harman International Industries in suit over ‘backseat driver’ patent: (Law360),

Federal judge grants International Game Technology summary judgment ruling that patent claims asserted by Bally Gaming were invalid due to obviousness: (Law360),

Laches summary judgment denied and bench trial set: Integrated Cards v McKillip Industries: (Chicago IP Litigation Blog),

‘Approximately’ construed using extrinsic industry standards: Liquid Dynamics Corp v Vaughan Co: (Chicago IP Litigation Blog),

Federal Circuit reigns in inequitable conduct doctrine: Star Scientific v R J Reynolds Tobacco Co: (Law360),

District judge refuses to grant partial summary judgment to several defendants, including WideBand, in trade secrets suit filed by ClearOne Communications against former employees: (Law360),

Does zero include none?: Ex parte AGARWAL: (Benefits of Hindsight),

Venue: East Coast wins: Third Dimension v Fairchild: (Patently-O),

Qualcomm hit with contempt ruling over continued use of chips found to infringe Broadcom patents: (Managing Intellectual Property),

Cheif Judge Michel quoted in AIPPI Congress News as indicating that In re Bilski ‘will be a very significant decision’: (Hal Wegner)


US Patents – Lawsuits and strategic steps

American Express – PrivaSys, AmEx settle card chip patent spat: (Law360),

CardioFocus – CardioFocus seeks 2nd settlement, this time with Laserscope, in patent spat laser catheter system: (Law360),

Casio – Casio, Papst drop camera patent spat: (Law360),

Clear Channel – Clear Channel appeals from judgment and orders confirming jury verdict of wilful infringement and patent validity and enforceability: Grantley Patent Holdings v Clear Channel: (PATracer),

Clear With Computers – CWC settles with four defendants in lawsuit over online sales patent: (Law360),

Comcast – Comcast argues Finisar should pay costs and attorneys’ fees because fibre-optic systems maker acted in bad faith by pursuing patent infringement claims against Comcast: (Law360),

DataTreasury – DataTreasury, Bank of New York Co settle cheque-imaging patent infringement suit, with parties entering licensing deal: (Law360),

Dish Network – Federal judge postpones ruling on request by TiVo to hold Dish in contempt in patent battle over digital video recorder technology; TiVo shares plunge: (Law360),

Facebook – PA Advisors drops patent suit against Facebook without settlement payment or other agreement: (Law360), (The Prior Art), (Patent Prospector),

Harrah’s Entertainment – Multi-Format files lawsuit against Harrah’s and NICE systems over video surveillance system: (Law360),

IBM – IBM and Acacia unit Priority Access Solutions ask for stay in patent dispute over network system in order to finalise settlement: (Law360),

LG Electronics – LG, Whirlpool reach partial agreement to dismiss several claims, counterclaims in patent feud over refrigerator and freezer designs in two separate proceedings: (Law360), (Philip Brooks),

Merit Industries – After $1.6M verdict, game makers Merit, JVL settle patent dispute: (Law360),

Microsoft – Microsoft, Ford sued by Stragent over voice-activation patent: (Law360),

MKS Instruments – MKS asserts patent issued on same day against Celerity over flow controllers: (Law360),

Motorola – Motorola sues RIM for swiping employees, secrets: (Law360),(Techdirt),

Network Equipment Technologies – NET settles phone patent suit brought by QPSX Developments 5 which accused NET of stealing technology invented by Australian scientists more than a decade ago: (Law360),

Philips Medical Systems – Philips sues Siemens Medical Solutions over patent for CT scan table: (Law360),

Rambus – Rambus fights bids for separate DRAM patent trials: (Law360),

Retractable Technologies – Retractable sues Safety Medical International over patents related to safety syringes: (Law360),

Samsung – Apeldyn launches patent infringement suit against Samsung, Sharp, Sony over technology to improve image quality in LCD computer monitors and televisions: (Law360),

Sony – Ex-Fish & Richardson partner Scott Harris sues Sony, others over GPS patents: (Law360), (The Prior Art),

Vita-Mix – Vita-Mix appeals from judgment of noninfringement and denial of Vita-Mi&xrsquo; summary judgment of non-infringement: Vita-Mix v Basic Holding: (PATracer),

Vivatone Hearing Systems – Vivatone asserts brand-new digital open-ear hearing aid patent against over 30 American, Canadian and European competitors: (Law360),

VNUS Medical Technologies – VNUS files patent infringement suit against bankrupt rival Total Vein Solutions over varicose vein surgery patents: (Law360)


US Copyright

Looking back at five years of RIAA litigation: (Public Knowledge),

The latest on DVD copying: (Electronic Frontier Foundation),

‘A fair(y) use tale’ film on fair use and corporate attitudes, supported by Lawrence Lessig and Stanford Fair Use Project: (IPKat),

Barry Trotter, Hairy Potter & the free speech defense to trade mark infringement: (Spicy IP)

Using the ‘making available’ argument for copyright: (Law360)

US Copyright – Decisions

Judge finds Harry Potter Lexicon infringes JK Rowling’s copyright: Warner Bros & JK Rowling v RDR Books & Does 1-10: (Managing Intellectual Property), (The Trademark Blog), (Laurence Kaye on Digital Media Law), (IPKat), (IPKat), (Out-Law), (Law360), (Techdirt), (Ars Technica),

Implied license to use custom created software defeats copyright and trade secret claims: Asset Marketing v Gagnon: (IP Law Observer),

Watches manufactured abroad bearing US copyrighted design cannot be imported without copyright owner’s consent: Omega v Costco Wholesale: (IP Law Observer), (I/P Updates), (Public Knowledge),

Boyle on Jacobsen v Katzer in the Financial Times: (creativecommons.org)


US Copyright – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Agri-Process – Greenline and Agri-Process fight for home court advantage in dispute over copyrighted biodiesel processor designs: (Green Patent Blog),

Arter Neon – Arter Neon accuses Touch of Asian Spa Equipment of infringing LED sign copyrights: (Green Patent Blog),

McCain, John – CBS sends takedown notice to YouTube over John McCain commercial containing snippet of news broadcast: (Techdirt),

McCain, John – McCain ignores cease and desist letter from Heart over use of the song Barracudu during intro for VP candidate Sarah Palin: (Techdirt),

YouTube – Massive takedown of anti-scientology videos on YouTube: (Electronic Frontier Foundation), (Techdirt),


US Trademarks

TTABlog practice pointer: properly submit evidence or lose your opposition: (TTABlog),

Los Angeles Times features investigator of counterfeit jeans: (Seattle Trademark Lawyer)

US Trade Marks – Decisions

Limits of ‘actual confusion’ clarified: Boston Duck Tours v Super Duck Tours: (Law360),

CAFC finds National Football League’s unauthorised use of voice of sports broadcasting legend violates publicity rights but Lanham Act claims remanded: (Law360), (The Trademark Blog)

CAFC defines accounting burden in trade mark dispute between competing gaming companies: (Law360),

426,487 reasons why metatags still matter (in court): Venture Tape v McGills: (Technology & Marketing Law Blog),

Louis Vuitton Malletier wins $1.9M default judgment against business accused of selling counterfeit fashion items: (Law360),

CAFC rules trade mark owner that filed for Chapter 7 has the right to sue for violation of its mark: (Law360),

Ninth Circuit rejects plaintiffs’ claim that purchasers of Mustang Ranch brothel in tax foreclosure auction failed to acquire rights in MUSTANG RANCH trade mark because of abandonment: Burgess v Gilman: (Seattle Trademark Lawyer), (Property, intangible),

SAM EDELMAN confusingly similar to EDELMAN for handbags: In re SL&E Training Stable, Inc (precedential): (TTABlog),

GANGA merely descriptive of department store services, says TTAB, equivalently: In re M6 Ventures LLC (non precedential): (TTABlog),

TTAB finds BOYD’S and BOYDS confusingly similar for clothing, despite applicant’s attempt to limit its trade channels: In re Boyd Coddington’s Hot Rods & Collectibles, Inc (non precedential): (TTABlog)


US Trade Marks – Lawsuits and strategic steps

Bungie – Bungie sues Xtreme Beverages over ‘Bungie’ mark: (Seattle Trademark Lawyer),

Dozier – Dozier Internet Law firm sues Ronald J Riley over use of firm name ‘in hypertext link’: (The Trademark Blog), (Techdirt),

Electric Hendrix – Vodka marketer Electric Hendrix appeals decision that its HENDRIX marks infringe marks belonging to Experience Hendrix: (Seattle Trademark Lawyer),

Pinkberry – Pinkberry files trade mark infringement and trade dress misappropriation suit against Yogiberry: (Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog)



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