How Do You Draft a Consent Decree for Trademark Infringement to Account for Unknown Unknowns? The Sixth Circuit Says “The Usual Way” in Recent Ruling

In 1995, Amazon recently sold its first book and eBay was just getting off the ground.  At that point, the idea of e-commerce marketplaces was in its infancy.  It was unlikely that Jeff Bezos contemplated that I might be buying… Read More

TTAB Requires Cross-Examination By Oral Deposition in CAPTAIN CANNABIS Battle

In a precedential decision in a cancellation proceeding, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has ruled that Petitioner Laverne J. Andrusiek must cross-examine, by oral deposition, Respondent Cosmic Crusaders LLC’s witnesses who… Read More

Pleading Removal of Copyright Management Information Under the DMCA (and a Related Trademark Claim)

In Fischer v. Forrest, 14 Civ. 1304 (PAE); 14 Civ. 1307 (PAE) (S.D.N.Y. Jan 13, 2015), the court denied a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss a suit alleging copyright and trademark infringements. Of particular interest in this post i… Read More

Abandonment of Android Trademark Makes Google the Senior User

After the owner of a registration for the “Android Data” trademark alleged that Google infringed the mark, the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the district court’s entry of summary judgment, based on a finding that the R… Read More