Savvy Online Software Shoppers Not Misled by Rival’s Use of Trademarked Keywords

March 9, 2011

A federal appeals court (9.Cir) has found that consumers were not likely to be misled by an online software advertiser that purchased a trademarked keyword of its competitor. In its ruling on March 8, 2011 an injunction that had barred Network Automation from buying the keyword, “ActiveBatch,” was set aside. This word is the trademarked…

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Klage gegen Nutella-Hersteller Ferrero USA

February 24, 2011

Am 1. Februar 2011 hat eine Mutter aus San Diego, im US-Bundesstaat Kalifornien, hat den Nutella-Produzenten Ferrero USA verklagt. Die besorgte Mutter, Athena Hohenberg, hat dabei nicht nur in ihrem Namen geklagt, sondern für alle Konsumenten die nach dem 01. Januar 2000 Nutella in den USA gekauft haben. Ursache für die Klage war, dass die…

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Google Fights to Keep Documents Secret in Trademark Appeal

February 23, 2011

Google is famous for bringing all information including private one to the Internet, but now the company hopes to keep several documents secret in a pending appeal. Language software maker Rosetta Stone appealed after a federal judge ruled for Google in a trademark dispute. and now Google presented a lot of redacted documents. It seems…

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Arizona governor countersues federal government

February 14, 2011

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer filed a counter-lawsuit against the federal government last week (Febr 10, 2011) for failing to control the border and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs for jailing illegal immigrants who commit crimes. This is an interesting move. After his state was challenged by the Federal Government…

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Apple Faces Class Action over Defective Glass in iPhone 4

February 10, 2011

Is the Apple iPhone 4 defective? Will it break if it falls on the floor?Are you surprised if your phone breaks after it dropped on the floor? Well if you are in a shock and you just dropped your Apple iPhone 4, you may join a law suit. There was a class action filed. Read…

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NC tort reform?

February 8, 2011

North Carolina Republican lawmakers are attempting to use their new majority status in North Carolina to advance another policy goal: Medical malpractice reform that they contend would bring down costs for doctors and other businesses. It is scheduled to be filed this week. The scope: to limit non-economic damages in malpractice cases and divide such…

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Federal lawsuit against Health Care Reform filed

April 19, 2010

13 States are alleging that the federal health care and insurance bill passed by Congress in March 2010, and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is unconstitutional. The main argument is that the new federal health care law far exceeds federal legal authority under Article I and the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.…

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Think it’s safe to ignore a foreign lawsuit? Think again…

December 6, 2009

In the past, some of our international corporate clients have asked a similar question, “Why should I worry about an American-based lawsuit against my company in Europe? What if I just ignore it?” While it is easy to see the significant consequences of a foreign judgment in a criminal case (just ask Roman Polanski), there…

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Gucci Purses OK, Confederate Flagged Purses Not So OK

November 28, 2009

Just the right news for the big Thanksgiving pre-advent and pre-christmas shopping weekend: Gucci Purses OK, Confederate Flagged Purses Not So OK. This is the essence of a new federal appeals court decision. Once upon a time in suburbia of Ft. Worth, Texas there was a not so long ago history of racially charged student…

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German Killers Sue Wikipedia

November 17, 2009

Die New York Times berichtet gerade dazu, es geht um Wolfgang W. und Manfred L. und deren Sedelmeyer Tötung. In dem reissenden Titel “German Killers Sue Wikipedia” geht es um die Freiheit der Meinungsäusserung. Deutsches Recht verlangt, die Namen der Täter nicht zu nennen. Die Server von Wikipedia sind in den USA. Also: was geht…

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