Don’t do what Advice Dog suggests. Here, defendant’s employee allegedly emailed plaintiff saying ‘Hi guys, I know this might impact you because of its name. Please let me know” (para. 13 of complaint).
Z Ocean Hotel of Flordia sues Z Hotel in Long Island City, New York. Z Florida had been intending to expand to NY.
Owner of DR PEPPER trademark sues bottling company for using DUBLIN DR PEPPER outside of license.
Likelihood of Confusion on the larger picture regarding Righthaven.
Katy Perry licensee files John Doe action in anticipation of infringers at upcoming show in Michigan. Memo discusses appropriateness of TRO in relation to common law rights (Perry has regs for entertainment and pre-recorded media, but only pending apps for clothing).
Comite Interprofessional du vin de Champagne, the body charged with administering the CHAMPAGNE appellation of origin, fails to establish trademark rights in the term and thus fails in a UDRP against the registrant of CHAMPAGNE.CO (who had been warehousing the name). The UDRP doesn’t extend to
apples of oregon appellations of origin. CIVC had had success in domain name procedures before other entities.
Defendant uploaded entire Las Vegas Review Journal editorial to website discussion. Righthaven sues. In addition to dismissing on standing (see here for similar ruling in another Righthaven case), Court holds that while normally, ‘wholesale copying militates against fair use,’ in this case the three other factors (nature of work, purpose of copying and effect on market) favored a finding of fair use.