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Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting Inc.
United States Seventh Circuit
Intellectual Property, Trade Dress
Held that the manufacturer of a coffeemaker infringed the unregistered trade dress of a competitor's widely lauded product by mimicking the overall...
06/12/2019 18‐3020
Uncommon, LLC v. Spigen, Inc.
United States Seventh Circuit
Trademark, Intellectual Property
Held that a manufacturer of cellphone cases did not hold a valid trademark in the term CAPSULE. Affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the defendant...
06/11/2019 18-1917
Return Mail, Inc. v. Postal Service
United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Patent
Held that the U.S. Postal Service was barred here from challenging a private company's patent for a method for processing mail. Because federal...
06/10/2019 17–1594
Gold Value International Textile Inc. v. Sanctuary Clothing, LLC
United States Ninth Circuit
Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that a clothing manufacturer could not proceed with a copyright infringement lawsuit against a competitor that allegedly copied a fabric design...
06/04/2019 17-55818
Barrington Music Products, Inc. v. Music and Arts Center
United States Seventh Circuit
Trademark, Intellectual Property
Addressed a damages issue in a case where a jury found that a musical instrument retailer infringed another retailer's trademark. Affirmed the denial...
05/22/2019 18‐2945
Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC
United States Supreme Court
Trademark, Bankruptcy Law, Intellectual Property
Held that a bankrupt company's rejection of a trademark licensing agreement did not deprive its licensee of the rights to use the trademark. The U.S....
05/20/2019 17–1657
Media Rights Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Revived a tech company's copyright infringement claims against a competitor. Held that claim preclusion did not bar the company from asserting...
05/02/2019 17-16509
Malibu Textiles, Inc. v. Label Lane International, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Intellectual Property, Copyright
Revived a textile company's copyright infringement claims accusing certain competitors of illegally copying its floral lace designs. Reversed...
04/24/2019 17-55983
Manhattan Review, LLC v. Yun
United States Second Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that the defendants were entitled to an award of attorney fees in a Copyright and Lanham Act lawsuit after they prevailed by asserting a...
03/25/2019 17‐4046‐cv
Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com
United States Supreme Court
Media Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that a copyright claimant may not commence an infringement suit until the Copyright Office registers the copyright. The plaintiff, a news...
03/04/2019 17–571

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