This could be an important story for brand professionals. County star Luke Combs won a $250K copyright judgment against an ailing fan. Now, the fan says she didn’t know about the suit (sic), and he says he didn’t know about the suit (sic)

If you’ve been following U.S. TM and copyright litigation trends, then you

From the decision:

The main issues in this appeal are governed by the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, 599 U.S. 140 (2023). Applying Jack Daniel’s, we conclude that Vans is likely to prevail in arguing that MSCHF’s Wavy Baby shoes used Vans’ marks

Question presented:

Whether a seller whose products ship nationwide is
subject to personal jurisdiction in every forum into which
even one of its products is shipped
.

Factual background from petition:

Respondent is a Delaware corporation with its principal
place of business in Arizona and is in the business of
selling health and wellness

Text of in rem complaint Latham & Watkins vs LW-IUF.COM et. al., 1:23-cv-01486-CMH-LRV (EDVA October 31, 2023).

From the complaint:

An unknown scammer has maliciously used the Abusive Domain Names in violation of Latham’s trademark rights to unlawfully, and in bad faith, derive a profit by defrauding members of the public. In the

Judges tend not to go thru a full likelihood-of-confusion analysis at 12b6 but here you are.

The Court found that the WONDERFUL packaging and Defendant’s packaging do not possess “striking similarity” (sic). The Court notes that while their were similarities . . .

The handling of the third factor, channels of trade was a bit

The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a not for profit organization that publishes reports on among other things, hate speech and disinformation on social media. Its reports contain the “big if true” allegations that a small number of social media accounts, such as Twitter, are responsible for a disproportionate percentage of objectionable conduct. For