Article Archive for July 2012
Craigslist sues Padmapper.com and 3Taps, accusing both companies of copyright and trademark violations arising from their aggregating Craigslist listings without Craigslist’s permission.
Pro-Obama SuperPac Priorities USA Action removed an anti-Romney ad that featured footage from the 2002 Olympics after a request from the US Olympic Committee.
In the continuing saga that is Apple’s pursuit of Samsung for patent infringement of Apple’s design for its iPad, a British court last week found that although Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet computer may not be as “cool” as the iPad, it nevertheless did not infringe on the Cupertino, California, company’s design.
Last week, Google lost a UDRP proceeding in the National Arbitration Forum against Blue Arctic Hosting for the domain name oogle.com.
– In early July, nine South American nations formalized PROSUR, a cooperation agreement in intellectual property rights. The first priority of the agreement is to share information regarding patent applications under examination in each nation’s IP office. Later on, participants will cooperate in the registration of trademarks.
CBS’s lost its temporary restraining order against ABC’s The Glass House in large part because its copyright claims were so generic that they could apply to all reality TV shows.
Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of the band “Live”, is being sued by his former band members for trademark infringement. After officially leaving the band in 2009, Kowalczyk has kept using the name, touring as “Ed Kowalczyk from Live”. Action Front Unlimited, the company he created with the other Live members in 1989 is suing him in order to obtain an injunction to prevent him from using the name and to recover $2 million in damages.
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign faced a hiccup last week when one of its political ads was pulled off YouTube. BMG Rights Management had alleged the video to feature a recording of a song that infringed upon BMG’s copyright, so it sent YouTube a DMCA takedown request.
Louis Vuitton sued Warner Bros. after the entertainment powerhouse used fake Louis Vuitton bags in the airport scene of the movie, The Hangover Part II.
After quickly resolving a trademark infringement complaint over the phone, Coronado erroneously believes it will share a beer with the brewery it attempted to sue.