20
Apr/18

DNC sues Russia, Trump, Wikileaks, and many others


Democratic National Committee sues, among others, Russia, Wikileaks, the Trump Campaign, and many others, over DNC email hack



17
Apr/18

ExxonMobil Moves To Dissolve 1967 Injunction Against use of ESSO Trademark


ExxonMobil moves to dissolve an injunction from 1967 enjoining it from using the mark ESSO in several southern states. Seems to be too much background to get into during working hours. Here’s some.



3
Apr/18

Alibaba v AlibabaCoin (for an ICO)


TRO signed by use of ALIBABACOIN for Dubai-based ICO venture. Memo of law below.

News coverage here



3
Apr/18

Text of Decision in SDNY Cybersquatting Gripe Site case: McAllister Olivarius v McAllisterOlivariusTruth.com


Law firm McAllister Olivarius sues a client for unpaid bills. Client registers the domain name McallisterOlivariusTruth.com. Law firm sues for cybersquatting. Client moves to dismiss. Motion to dismiss denied.



3
Apr/18

Blockchain Nation v Blockchain Nation




29
Mar/18

NY Court Of Appeals: Modern Beach-Going Young Woman Not Identifiable As Lindsay Lohan


Lohan v Take-Two Interactive:

Lindsay Lohan’s New York right of publicity suit against the publishers of Grand Theft Auto, arising from use of avatar Lohan asserted was a ‘portrait’ of her, dismissed by NY Court of Appeals:

“.. . we conclude that the amended complaint was properly dismissed because the
artistic renderings are indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look, and persona of
a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as plaintiff . . .”

lower court decision here.



29
Mar/18

D NJ: No Personal Jurisdiction Over Hallmark Cards in New Jersey


Appeal of TTAB inter partes decision to district court: Neither general nor specific jurisdiction over Hallmark Cards in New Jersey.



28
Mar/18

Viacom v Hearrt re Paw Patrol Characters




21
Mar/18

Appeal Certified in Goldman v Breitbart (Tom Brady embedded tweet case)


Interlocutory appeal certified in Goldman v Breitbart (Tom Brady embedded link case), thus assuring prompt resolution of knotty legal problem.



19
Mar/18

Match v Bumble re TINDER


the history of swiping left and swiping right detailed.