• Posts Tagged ‘breach of contract’

    Don’t Be Too Agreeable

    by  • August 19, 2019 • patent • 1 Comment

    Plaintiff Tegu is a toy company. It hired defendant Vestal Design Atelier LLC to develop its first toy line. Vestal created prototypes for Tegu for blocks with embedded magnets. These are the relevant provisions on ownership of the intellectual property rights in the agreement: 2.0 Ownership of Intellectual Property. 1. Ownership. Intellectual property rights...

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    Patent Infringement Versus Breach of Contract

    by  • April 29, 2019 • patent • 1 Comment

    Something that license drafters need to think through is how a license grant works, as a permission, not a prohibition. If there is conduct that a licensor wants to prohibit, then it has to ensure that it addresses that need in the agreement. The licensor also needs to think through what remedies will be...

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    What’s a “Trolley Pub,” You Ask?

    by  • December 19, 2016 • trademark • 0 Comments

    I’m SO glad you did, because I can tell you all about the Trolley Pub® transport services – note the care with which I’ve used the term as a trademark, although I will dispense with any effort to use it in adjective-noun form from now on. The Trolley Pub is a pedal-powered street trolley...

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    So Many Ways to Lose

    by  • May 3, 2016 • trademark • 0 Comments

    The Trademark Blog tweeted CRYE v. DURO Would’ve liked to see discussion whether there can be protectable trade dress in a camoflage patternhttps://t.co/kF0jDU0gL8 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 30, 2016 Oh, but there are so many ways that the plaintiff was going to lose this lawsuit, and whether camouflage can have secondary meaning is so...

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    Infringement Without Confusion?

    by  • November 9, 2015 • copyright, trademark • 8 Comments

    It’s a simple case, but simple doesn’t mean you get to take shortcuts on the legal rationale. At the end of 1998 Ford and ThermoAnalytics entered into a License Agreement for RadTherm software for heat mapping. In the agreement, FGTI (Ford Global Technologies, Inc.) granted ThermoAnalytics an exclusive license to develop and commercialize “FGTI...

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    How to Write a Well-Pleaded Complaint

    by  • August 17, 2015 • trademark • 1 Comment

    The Lanham Act provides a federal cause of action for trademark registration and infringement, including for infringement of unregistered (so-called “common law”) trademarks. It is well-accepted, though, that the Lanham Act doesn’t preempt state law on the subject; all states* have laws providing for registration at the state level and an infringement cause of...

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    Who Owns the Pen Name?

    by  • April 19, 2013 • trademark • 0 Comments

    John Welch recently blogged about a case in the Southern District of New York where a trademark registration was cancelled for fraud. The case has an interesting twist, because the fundamental question really was: who owns a pen name? Plaintiff Melodrama Publishing, LLC and defendant Danielle Santiago entered into two contracts for Santiago to...

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    Waiting Too Long

    by  • February 8, 2013 • trademark • 0 Comments

    Medical Products Laboratories, Inc. v. Premier Dental Products Co. had the makings of a good tale about joint ownership of a trademark, but alas, it was decided on a statute of limitations basis rather than anything more substantive. Maybe we’ll see something later in the state court. Medical Products was a contract manufacturer for...

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