Tag Archives: Allows

Eyelash wars: court tosses counterfeiting claim, allows (c) claim to continue

Boost Beauty, LLC v. Woo Signatures, LLC, 2019 WL 560277, No. 2:18-cv-02960-CAS(Ex) (C.D. Cal. Feb. 11, 2019)Mark Lemley says that many businesses think the term “unfair competition” is redundant; many trademark plaintiffs likewise think that “infringement” means “counterfeiting.” Here, though … Continue reading

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New Ruling Allows for Secret Recording of Public Officials Engaged in Public Duties in Public Places

As we have previously discussed on this blog, the Massachusetts wiretap statute makes it a crime to “secretly record” any person without their consent.  The law has been used to prosecute and convict people who secretly record police activities.  In Martin v. Gross and Project Veritas Action Fund … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Allows Recovery Of Investor Referral Fees Paid In $120 Million Ponzi Scheme

A federal appeals court has ordered that a receiver can recover referral fees paid to a Ponzi scheme investor who referred friends and family to the scheme because those referral services did not provide value to the scheme.  The U.S. … Continue reading

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EUIPO Fourth Board of Appeal allows registration of Bacardi bottle as an EUTM

In December 2017, Bacardi & Company Ltd applied to register the following figurative sign as an EU trade mark (EUTM):Registration was sought for goods in Class 33 (Alcoholic beverages except beers) of the Nice Classification.The EUIPO examiner refused registration due … Continue reading

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Yes, the Constitution Allows Indictment of the President

In a recent opinion piece, I argued that the text and structure of the Constitution, a serious commitment to the rule of law and plain good sense combine to preclude a rigid policy of “delaying any indictment of a president … Continue reading

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