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MGA ENTERTAINMENT, INC. V. MATTEL, INC.

Bryant’s employment agreement may not have assigned his ideas for the names “Bratz” and “Jade” to Mattel at all, and the district court erred by holding that it did so unambiguously. Even if Bryant did assign his ideas, the district... Read more →

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Sensient Technologies Corp. v. SensoryEffects Flavor Co.

Sensient Flavors appeals the district court'1 grant of summary judgment in favor of SensoryEffects Flavor Company, formerly known as SensoryFlavors. On appeal, Sensient Flavors contends the district court erred in concluding the SensoryFlavors mark was not "used in commerce" as... Read more →

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MGE UPS Systems Inc v. Power Protc Svc LLC, et al

MGE UPS Systems, Inc. (“MGE”) appeals the district court’s Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50(a) dismissal of its Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) claim against Power Maintenance International, Inc. (“PMI”); General Electric Company (“GE”); GE Consumer and Industrial, Inc.; and... Read more →

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Wyers v. Master Lock Co.

Master Lock Company LLC (“Master Lock”) appeals from a final judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in favor of Philip W. Wyers and Wyers Products Group, Inc. (collectively, “Wyers”). A jury found that Master... Read more →

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Dan Tana v. Dantanna's

This trademark infringement action concerns two restaurants, situated on opposite sides of the country, that share very similar names. Dan Tana, owner of Dan Tana’s restaurant in Hollywood, California (“Plaintiff”), brought this action against the two limited liability companies that... Read more →

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Love v. Sanctuary Records Group, Ltd.

This appeal presents the question, inter alia, of whether the Lanham Act and California’s common law right of publicity apply extra-territorially to events occurring in Great Britain. Under the circumstances presented by this case, we conclude that such claims are... Read more →

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Mindys Cosmetics, Inc. v. Dakar

Plaintiff-appellee Mindys Cosmetics, Inc. (“Mindys”) is a cosmetics company owned and operated by members of the Dakar family. Defendant-appellant Kia Kamran (“Kamran”) is an attorney. In 2007, Kamran registered two of Mindys’ trademarks in Sonya Dakar’s name. Israel and Natan... Read more →

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Sabinsa Corp. v. Creative Compounds, LLC

Sabinsa Corporation appeals the District Court’s judgment in favor of Creative Compounds, LLC, on Sabinsa’s trademark infringement and unfair competition claims. The District Court found that there was no likelihood of confusion between Sabinsa’s mark, ForsLean, and Creative Compounds’s mark,... Read more →

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