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|Panties in a Twist|
Lisa Y. Wang, Lisa Y. Wang; Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP;
November 3, 2011, previously published on October 27, 2011Sometimes mistakes are made by accident. Sometimes mistakes are made on purpose (which, I guess, makes them not really mistakes). And sometimes, mistakes are made by, um, stupidity. File this one under stupid.
|Giant Logo Dispute|
Nyemaster Goode P.C.;
October 18, 2011, previously published on October 14, 2011The San Francisco Giants baseball team is being sued by Gogo Sports due to the use of the term “San Francisco” in an eerily similar script.
|The Law of Ideas 101: Court Rules Disposable Diaper Case Stinks and Needs To Be Tossed|
Dan Nabel; Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP;
October 5, 2011, previously published on September 30, 2011Last Friday, a federal district court in Michigan dismissed the complaint of Richard Pollick, the alleged creator of “diaper jeans,” i.e., disposable baby diapers designed to look like jeans (truly, an invention on par with the piano key neck tie). Pollick registered a copyright for his...
|Louboutin Gets the Boot: S.D.N.Y. Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Dispute Over Signature Red Soles|
Marcella Ballard, Victoria R. Danta; Venable LLP;
September 9, 2011, previously published on September 7, 2011Designer Christian Louboutin got the idea for his iconic, red-soled shoes when, believing that a pair of sky-high black pumps “lacked energy,” he applied red nail polish to the bottom. The overall effect was considered such a success that the shiny, red-lacquered sole became a permanent...
|Dressing for Success: Congress's Latest Fashion Bill|
Elissa Brockbank Reese; Venable LLP;
September 9, 2011, previously published on September 7, 2011On July 13, 2011, the so-called Fashion Bill was reintroduced into Congress, carrying the same name as its previous iterations, the “Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act,” H.R. 2511 (“IDPPPA”). This is Congress’s most recent version of the Fashion...
|Apparently, These Red-Soled Shoes Are Only Made for Walking, Not for Protecting|
Farah P. Bhatti, Jessie K. Reider; Buchalter Nemer A Professional Corporation;
August 25, 2011, previously published on August 2011Last week, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Christian Louboutin S.A. et al’s (“Louboutin”) request for a preliminary injunction against Yves Saint Laurent, America, Inc. et al (“YSL”). On Friday, August 12, 2011, Louboutin...
|ALJ Luckern Grants Motions To Terminate Investigation As To Various Respondents In Certain Handbags And Luggage (337-TA-754)|
Alexander E. Gasser; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
August 24, 2011, previously published on August 22, 2011On August 18, 2011, former Chief ALJ Paul J. Luckern issued the public version of Order No. 12 (dated August 3, 2011) in Certain Handbags, Luggage, Accessories and Packaging Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-754). In the Order, ALJ Luckern granted a joint motion filed by Complainant Louis Vuitton Malletier...
|Court Denies Louboutin Preliminary Injunction: Holds Fashion Blind to Single Color Marks|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
August 18, 2011, previously published on August 15, 2011On August 10, 2011, Judge Victor Marrero denied Christian Louboutin S.A.'s motion for a preliminary injunction to enforce its U.S. trademark (Registration No. 3,361,597) for "lacquered red soles on footwear" covering "Women's High Fashion Designer Footwear" in International...
|The Immigration Reform and Control Act & YOUR Business|
Timothy D. Ronan, Yvonne E. Tagart; Davis Miles, PLLC;
August 16, 2011, previously published on August 8, 2011The Immigration Reform and Control Act, enacted in 1986 (IRCA), made it illegal for employers to knowingly hire unauthorized workers and requires employers to verify that the employees they hire are eligible to work in the United States. The definition of knowingly includes not only actual...
|ITC Issues Opinion On Remedy, Public Interest, and Bonding In Certain Foam Footwear (337-TA-567)|
Lindsay J. Kile, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
August 15, 2011, previously published on August 11, 2011Further to our July 20, 2011 post, on August 2, 2011, the International Trade Commission issued its opinion with respect to remedy, public interest, and bonding in Certain Foam Footwear (Inv. No. 337-TA-567).