2013 July Archive

Judge Dismisses Patent Infringement Claims between Rival Diaper Companies Based on Laches

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 31, 2013

California PatentOrange County – The case between two rival diaper companies over patent infringement claims was dismissed by a Kentucky judge on Monday, who ruled that Swedish-based SCA Hygiene Products AB took too long to file claims against First Quality Baby Products LLC. Read the rest »

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Facebook Scores Victory and Blocks FaceMail Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 30, 2013

California Trademark LawLos Angeles – The Trademark Trial and Appeal board on Tuesday sided with Facebook in ruling that consumers would be confused by use of the FaceMail trademark by Think Computer Corp. Read the rest »

Major Victory for Tech Firms Against “Plug-In” Patent Infringement Claims

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 26, 2013

Patent Dispute Los Angeles – An appeals court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling for Google, Inc., Yahoo, Inc., and Amazon.com, Inc. against patent infringement claims brought by Eolas Technologies, Inc.

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Will.i.am and Pharrell Argue Green Eggs and Ham in Trademark Lawsuit over I AM

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 23, 2013

California Trademark LawOrange County – Hip-hop artists Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams are embattled in a court fight over claims to the trademark “I am.” Read the rest »

Costco under Fire for use of Michael Kors Trademark in Advertisement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 19, 2013

purse-1-150x150 Los Angeles – Designer fashion label Michael Kors LLC filed a lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corp. for false advertising after the wholesaler included pictures of Michael Kors handbags in advertisements emailed to customers in April.

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Activision Takes on Mazda over Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 17, 2013

watchLos Angeles – Car manufacturer Mazda Motor of America, Inc. was hit with a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Delaware on July 9, when Activision TV, Inc. filed a complaint alleging patent infringement.

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Truce between Apple and Amazon over Trademark for “App Store”

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 11, 2013

mandour apple logo Orange County – A judge in Northern California Federal Court on Tuesday dismissed a case between technology giants Apple, Inc. and Amazon.com, Inc. over trademark infringement claims after the two sides reached a settlement agreement. Read the rest »

Facial Recognition Patent Infringement Claim Lodged Against Toshiba

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 9, 2013

face-150x150 California – Technology company CeeColor Industries, LLC filed a complaint on July 2nd against Toshiba America, Inc. in Delaware Federal Court, alleging patent infringement. Read the rest »

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Kraft Wins Preliminary Injunction in “Cracker Barrel” Trademark Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 8, 2013

barrel-thumb-200x134-68420 California – A judge in Illinois Federal Court on July 1st granted Kraft Food Group, Inc.’s request to bar Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. from selling its products in grocery stores across the country. Though only a temporary injunction, it is a big win for Kraft as it sets the tone for the case. Read the rest »

Technology Company Accuses Dell, HP of Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 3, 2013

monitor-150x150 San Diego – Innovative Display Technologies, Inc. lodged a lawsuit in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas Friday against technology giants Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell, Inc., among others.

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