2013 May Archive

Nike Fights FUEL Trademark Infringement Case By Claiming Abandonment

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 31, 2013

nike San Diego – Fuel Clothing Company Inc., founded in 1992 by skateboarding enthusiasts Shane Levi Gould and Buster Halterman, has been pursuing a trademark infringement lawsuit in South Carolina District Court against Nike since 2012. Fuel Clothing owns the FUEL trademark, U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,290,931, for apparel. Read the rest »

Proctor & Gamble Alleges Infringement of Whitestrips Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 29, 2013

teeth-thumb-200x127-65993 California – CAO Group Inc., a company headquartered near Salt Lake City, Utah founded by Dr. Densen Cao, PhD was sued last week by Procter & Gamble Co., the well-known Ohio-based consumer goods conglomerate. Apart from dental products, CAO Group develops and manufactures a variety of different products like forensic lighting, diode lasers used in veterinary medicine, and billboard lighting. Read the rest »

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Viacom May Get Dismissal From SpongeBob Uke’s “Flying V” Guitar Trademark Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 21, 2013

guitar-gibson-thumb-200x150-65472 Orange County – Last December, Gibson Guitars, Inc. sued Viacom Inc. and John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. for trademark infringement related to the Gibson “Flying V” guitar model. John Hornby Skewes & Co. is a worldwide distributor of music merchandise since 1965 and is based in the United Kingdom. Read the rest »

Nintendo Scores Victory in Wii Controller Patent Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 17, 2013

game-controller-150x150 San Diego – Nintendo Co. Ltd. recently won a patent case against Motiva LLC when a panel of three judges rendered the decision that Nintendo’s Wii does not infringe on Motiva’s patents.  A Federal Circuit Court also rejected Motiva’s accusations that Nintendo had violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, a trade remedy enacted to prohibit unfair methods of competition and wrongdoing in the importation of products into the United States. Read the rest »

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Federal Judge Sides With Apple in IBOOKS Trademark Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 14, 2013

LawyerCalifornia – New York U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote recently ruled in Apple’s favor in a lawsuit initiated by a New York publishing company which alleged that Apple’s use of the “iBooks” trademark was an infringement. Read the rest »

U.S. Postal Service and IBM Fend Off Patent Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 13, 2013

Los Angeles Patent InfringementOrange County – Last Wednesday a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld an earlier decision by the Court of Federal Claims, holding that the United States Postal Service and IBM did not infringe a shipping patent held by Uship Intellectual Properties LLC. Read the rest »

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New York Jets Seek Summary Judgment Over “Ultimate Fan” Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 9, 2013

Closeup of American Football on Field Los Angeles – Action Ink Inc., owner of the THE ULTIMATE FAN U.S. Trademark Registration for sporting event promotion services which registered in 1985, is playing defense against the New York Jets football team and a game development company called Arkadium Inc.
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Apple Sued for Patent Infringement Again Over FaceTime

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 8, 2013

Patent LawyersLos Angeles – Once again, Apple Inc. is the target a patent infringement lawsuit concerning its FaceTime app.  The Plaintiff is National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City, Taiwan.  The claim is based on U.S. Patent No. 7,561,078, issued in 2009, which relates to a system “for compressing a video data set” that provides a “coding strategy with parameter searching” which optimizes performance.  National Cheng Kung University believes that FaceTime, among other similar applications, is an infringement. Read the rest »

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Nike and Under Armour Battle Over “I Will” Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 7, 2013

nike San Diego – In February of this year Under Armour, Inc. filed a complaint against Nike, Inc. claiming that Nike was infringing on Under Armour’s “I Will” trademark. In response, on Monday Nike filed a response which seeks a declaratory judgment that “I Will” does not function as a trademark, that Nike’s use of the phrase is fair use, and otherwise that Nike’s use will not cause any consumer confusion. Read the rest »

MasterCard Sued in Virtual Payment Patent Infringement Case

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 1, 2013

creditcard-thumb-200x133-64363 California – An inventor by the name of John D’Agostino filed a complaint in a Delaware U.S. District Court accusing MasterCard, Inc. of infringing on his patent for a “System and method for performing secure credit card transactions”. Read the rest »

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