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Seaplanes collide in mid-air during Alaskan cruise shore excursion resulting in multiple Princess cruise passengers’ fatalities – Did the pilots violate the See and Avoid rule?

According to reports, half a dozen Princess Cruise passengers have died in a horrific mid-air collision incident. The tour – Misty Fjords National Monument by Seaplane (with Wilderness Landing) – was booked through Princess Cruises, either on board or on … Continue reading

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Who is Capable of Conspiring to Violate the Antitrust Laws?

Author: Jarod Bona When you think about Sherman Act Section 1 antitrust cases (the ones involving conspiracies), you usually consider the question—often framed at the motion to dismiss stage as a Twombly inquiry—whether the defendants actually engaged in an antitrust conspiracy. … Continue reading

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Naked Licensing Defense Alone Does Not Violate Trademark Best Efforts or Notice Clauses

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. v. ICE Clear US, Inc., No. 18 C 1376, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2019) (Kennelly, J.). Judge Kennelly granted defendants’ (collectively “ICE”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss and motion to strike … Continue reading

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statements about patent license status can violate Lanham Act's false advertising provisions

Au New Haven, LLC v. YKK Corp., No. 15-cv-3411-GHW-SN, 2019 WL 1437516 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2019)Au holds the patent to a water-resistant zipper, and YKK had an exclusive “field of use” license that it allegedly exceeded, resulting in this lawsuit … Continue reading

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Oscars limits for streaming movies may violate antitrust law

From a story today in engadget: “If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ever wants to limit the eligibility of streaming services for the Oscars, it might have to contend with the US government first. The Department of … Continue reading

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