reality series "Love at First Flight" doesn't infringe previous web series of same name

Reflex Media, Inc. v. Pilgrim Studios, Inc., No. CV 18-2260-GW(FFMx), 2018 WL 6566561 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 27, 2018)The court here dismisses trademark/unfair competition and copyright claims against a reality TV show with the same name as Reflex’s earlier YouTube series on the same general idea, “Love at First Flight.”  The copyright claims were dismissed with prejudice, the TM/unfair competition claims without, and Reflex dismissed the entire case thereafter.In early 2015, Reflex began to develop a reality entertainment series, Love at First Flight. Its coplaintiff Clover8 applied for a federal trademark registration.  “In advertising for the Original Series, it was described as a new web series by travel dating site,, following two ‘singles’ as they go on a ‘destination first date.’” The advertising asked: “Will these singles miss their connection, or will they find Love at First Flight? Watch to…

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