LG Elecs., Inc. v. Interdigital Commc’ns, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (“LG”) and the defendants are parties to an arbitration before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. After LG filed the arbitration, the parties entered into a non-disclosure agreement, titled “Agreement Governing Confidential Settlement Communications” (the “NDA”). LG... Read more →

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M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. & Assocs., Inc. v. Strabala

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. After leaving Gensler, an ar-­‐‑ chitectural firm with projects throughout the world, where he had been a Design Director, Jay Marshall Strabala opened his own firm, 2Define Architecture. Strabala stated on its web site (http://www.define-­‐‑arch.com/en/featured), on his... Read more →

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Innovation Ventures, LLC v. N2G Distrib., Inc.

CLAY, Circuit Judge. These consolidated appeals arise from a jury trial followed by a contempt proceeding. At trial, Defendants N2G Distributing, Inc. (“N2G”) and Alpha Performance Labs were found to have infringed the trademark and trade dress of 5-hour ENERGY... Read more →

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Gassis v. Corkery

This is the latest installment of unfortunate litigation over control of a charitable corporation created to help the suffering people of Sudan. The Plaintiff is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors, and was removed as a director and... Read more →

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Paycom Payroll, et al v. Richison, et al

This is a copyright infringement action involving computer software code. Pursuant to a consent decree, the district court appointed a special master to review the software and to opine on the issue of infringement. The special master found copyright infringement... Read more →

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Hallmark Cards v. Monitor Clipper Partners

Hallmark Cards, Inc. (Hallmark), hired Monitor Company Group, L.P. (Monitor), to compile research on the greeting cards market. Monitor transmitted confidential market research it had prepared for Hallmark to a private equity firm called Monitor Clipper Partners, LLC (Clipper), the... Read more →

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Technomarine SA v. Giftports, Inc.

Appeal from a September 10, 2012, order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Batts, J.), granting the Defendant‐Appellee’s motion to dismiss. We consider whether an earlier litigation between the parties resolving, inter alia,... Read more →

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Lexmark Int’l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.

Held: Static Control has adequately pleaded the elements of a Lanham Act cause of action for false advertising. Pp. 6–22. (a) The question here is whether Static Control falls within the class of plaintiffs that Congress authorized to sue under... Read more →

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Hornady Manufacturing Co. v. Doubletap

Plaintiff–Appellant Hornady Manufacturing Company, Inc., appeals from a district court order granting summary judgment to Defendant–Appellee DoubleTap, Inc., on Hornady’s trademark infringement claims. Our jurisdiction arises under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm. Download Hornady Manufacturing Co. v. Doubletap Read more →

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1-800 Contacts v. Lens.com, et al

The Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051–1127, prohibits the infringement of trademarks (used to identify products) and service marks (used to identify services). It was enacted in 1946, but because it speaks in general terms it can be applied to... Read more →

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