18
Sep/14

SKINNY POP POPCORN Seeks Broad Scope in SKINNY Family


skinnypop

Skinny Pop Popcorn claims family of SKINNY marks; goes after OH SO SKINNY popcorn.

skinny pop.pdf



16
Sep/14

Bailey Button trade dress action? Ugh.


ugg one baily button

Deckers (owner of the UGG brand) has been going after ‘Bailey Button’ knock-offs. I blogged a complaint against Wal-Mart here.

Deckers also sued JC Penney on multiple grounds. Penney moved to dismiss. The design patent action survived. The ‘passing off’ action was dismissed under Dastar, under the ‘please don’t use trade dress to create a perputual patent/copyright right’ rationale.



15
Sep/14

Google Gets Sued For Not Taking Down A Hosted Website


advanced baseball v google.pdf



15
Sep/14

Potential Class Action Relating TO VIPTERA genetically modified corn


Syngenta released a genetically modified corn seed named VIPTERA, prior to Chinese approval of this particular modification. This allegedly led to losses due to U.S. exports being refused and distortion of market prices. Syngenta has already been involved in Lanham Act claims relating to a US grain elevator operator, Bunge, refusing to accept VIPTERA shipments.

Now Syngenta faces a potential class action from corn growers.

syngenta complaint.pdf



12
Sep/14

CANNABIS BEAUTY DEFINED v CANNABIS BEAUTY DEFINED


cannavest v kannaway.pdf



11
Sep/14

NY GBL 349: Plaintiff must allege injury beyond tm infringement




11
Sep/14

More On Yoyo.email




11
Sep/14

Engine Co. 3, Ladder Co. 12


engine 3 ladder 12

When we lived in Chelsea, our local firehouse was Engine Co. 3, Ladder Co. 12. They would send firemen to visit our kids’ pre-school. When we took the kids by in the stroller, they would let the kids climb on the firetrucks.

On 9/11, Engine Co. 3, Ladder Co. 12 lost five men.



6
Sep/14

GUADALAJARA’S TAQUERIA Won’t Do


Original complaint blogged here.



2
Sep/14

8 Hour Energy v 5 Hour Energy