From Twitter’s blog:
With due respect to the man and his notable work, Mr. La Russa’s lawsuit was an unnecessary waste of judicial resources bordering on frivolous. Twitter’s Terms of Service are fair and we believe will be upheld in a court that will ultimately dismiss Mr. La Russa’s lawsuit.
Yahoo has sued the NFL Players Union re the use of statistics in fanstasy football games, after Minnesota District Court rules in favor of CBS Interactive in similar suit. CBS decision and Yahoo complaint reproduced below.
Decision Cbs v Nfl
St Louis Manager Tony La Russa has sued Twitter in Superior court in San Francisco over a fake La Russa Twitter account. Text of La Russa complaint here; Citizen Media summary of case here, coverage here. One account reported that La Russa sued after Twitter failed to respond to attempts to contact it.
Memo in support of summary judgement by American Apparel, defendant, against Woody Allen, plaintiff. Background here.
From the Table of Contents, Statement of Facts:
The Meteoric Rise of Dov Charney and His Company, Americn Apparel
The Media Vilifies Mr. Charney and Truns Against American Apparel
The Woody Allen/Annie Hall Epiphany
The Display of the Images…
That would appear to be the moral of this story in which a Brooklyn brewery sold OBAMA Ale and the BATF rejected its label.
So says Ty, Inc. to allegations that it based its new Sasha and Malia dolls on Sasha and Malia Obama. Perhaps they are not exact replications because Sasha and Malia Obama are not 12 inch plush dolls.
There won’t be a suit because sitting presidents tend not to sue private manufacturers when they come out…
Tony Iommo, co-founder and lead guitarist of BLACK SABBATH, sues Live Nation of use of BLACK SABBATH name.
If you search the term “BAND NAMES TRADEMARKS” you will find many articles of unknown quality as to how to protect band names. I’ll tell you this: unincorporated partnerships can be ugly things to unwind.…