Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement Lawsuit against Adult Movie File Sharer Identified by IP Address

An adult video company was dealt a tough blow when its copyright infringement lawsuit against a “John Doe” BitTorrent user was dismissed by a Federal judge in Florida.  The Judge held that an IP address was not sufficient to sustain a lawsuit because it does not identify an actually defendant. Plaintiff Malibu Media, LLC is

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Trademark Office Rejects "Disparaging" "Washington Redskin Potatoes" Trademark

Another decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office was issued that continues to cast a shadow on the viability of the football Washington Redskins trademark. On Monday, the USPTO refuses a registration for the mark WASHINGTON REDSKIN POTATOES as disparaging of Native Americans. Recently, we told you about the USPTO’s refusal to register

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Harley Davidson Sues Urban Outfitters for Trademark Infringement Over Altered Goods

Over a year ago, we spoke with some brands about Urban Outfitters’ “Urban Renewal” of trademark goods. Those brands weren’t ready to pull the trigger on suing Urban Outfitters but Harley Davidson was.  On Tuesday, the motorcycle company sued Urban Outfitters for trademark infringement over their unauthorized alteration of trademarked merchandise. Urban Outfitter has a

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