Sukumar v IOC, 21cv215-GPC (AGS) (SD Cal June 1 2021)

Plaintiff ordered three commemorative replica stopwatches from Omega for $350K. The watches and customized pouches were to be engraved with the Olympic Rings logo (the original stopwatch had been used in the 1932 Olympics).  Plaintiff was dissatisfied with the final product. Omega “rejected

Licensing agent for Weezer files Jane Doe order against John Does 1-100, Jane Does 1-100 and XYZ Company in advance of Weezer appearing at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas (near Houston).

Some background on what used to be called John Doe orders here.

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Barbour, a UK apparel company, sells shirts with a ‘flag’ on the breast pocket:

Levis sells apparel which has ‘tabs’ on the pockets.  It owns various registrations for the tab.

Levis aggressively polices its tab trademarks.  It sent a demand letter to Barbour, alleging infringement and dilution.  Barbour brought a DJ action. Barbour notes third-party

Defendant sues plaintiff in Virginia state court for defamation and ‘common law’ trademark infringement. It is contested whether a Lanham Act claim was made. Plaintiff brings DJ action in fed. court, fed, court remands back to state court. 4th Circuit concedes that there is jurisdiction in fed court but jurisdiction here under the DJ Act