Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – Legit Organics v. Celisac

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Legit Organics LLC v. Celisac LLC

Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01297
File Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Plaintiff: Legit Organics LLC
Plaintiff Counsel:
Defendant: Celisac LLC
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, False Designation of Origin, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Michael W. Mosman

Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – Dynamic Measurement Group v. University of Oregon et al

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Dynamic Measurement Group Inc. v. University of Oregon et al

Court Case Number: 6:14-cv-01295-TC
File Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Plaintiff: Dynamic Measurement Group Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Frederick A. Batson of Gleaves Swearingen Potter & Scott LLP
Defendant: University of Oregon, Mia Tuan, Edward J. Kame’enui, Francis J. Fien IV, Brad Shelton, Hop Skip Technologies Inc.
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Oregon State Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition, Copyright Infringement, Violation of Copyright Management Provisions, Injunctive Relief
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin

Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – ABS-CBN Corporation v. Jeffrey Ashby et al

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ABS-CBN Corporation et al v. Jeffrey Ashby et al

Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01275-HU
File Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Plaintiff: ABS-CBN Corporation, ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., ABS-CBN International
Plaintiff Counsel: Matthew A. Levin of Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf PC
Defendant: Jeffrey Ashby, Lenie Ashby, Does 1-100
Cause: Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Magistrate Judge Dennis J. Hubel

No Complaint available. Case has been sealed.

Voltage Pictures Files Four More BitTorrent Lawsuits Against Individual Does

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Voltage Pictures has filed four more BitTorrent lawsuits regarding the film Dallas Buyers Club. Each lawsuit is against a single Doe with claims of copyright infringement, indirect infringement and state trademark infringement.

Voltage Pictures LLC et al v. Doe subscriber assigned IP address 67.166.84.226
Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01241
File Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Plaintiff: Voltage Pictures LLC, Dallas Buyers Club LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell of Crowell Law
Defendant: Doe subscriber assigned IP address 67.166.84.226
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Indirect Infringement, State Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: John V. Acosta

Voltage Pictures LLC et al v. Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.76.100.253
Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01242
File Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Plaintiff: Voltage Pictures LLC, Dallas Buyers Club LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell of Crowell Law
Defendant: Doe subscriber assigned IP address 50.76.100.253
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Indirect Infringement, State Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Dennis J. Hubel

Voltage Pictures LLC et al v. Doe subscriber assigned IP address 67.171.198.215
Court Case Number: 6:14-cv-01243-AA
File Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Plaintiff: Voltage Pictures LLC, Dallas Buyers Club LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell of Crowell Law
Defendant: Doe subscriber assigned IP address 67.171.198.215
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Indirect Infringement, State Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Anne L. Aiken

Voltage Pictures LLC et al v. Doe subscriber assigned IP address 24.22.127.95
Court Case Number: 6:14-cv-01244-TC
File Date: Saturday, August 02, 2014
Plaintiff: Voltage Pictures LLC, Dallas Buyers Club LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell of Crowell Law
Defendant: Doe subscriber assigned IP address 24.22.127.95
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Indirect Infringement, State Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Thomas M. Coffin

Representative Complaint

Lewis & Clark selected to participate in USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the selection of 19 law schools that will join the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program this fall. Lewis & Clark Law School was one of ten law schools selected to join the Trademark portion of the Program.

The participating law school clinical programs provide patent and trademark legal services to independent inventors and small businesses on a pro bono basis. Clinic clients can expect to receive searches and opinions, advice from clinic law students regarding their intellectual property (IP) needs under the supervision of a faculty practitioner, drafting and filing of applications, and representation before the USPTO.

The law school clinical programs possess solid Intellectual Property curricula supporting a participating student’s hands-on learning in the Program; a commitment to networking in the community; comprehensive pro bono services; and excellent case management systems. Students in the patent and/or trademark portions of the Program can expect to draft and file applications and respond to Office Actions.

Click here for the full USPTO announcement and a list of all schools selected to participate in the Certification Pilot Program.

Voltage Pictures Files Two More BitTorrent Lawsuits Against Individual Does

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Voltage Pictures has filed two more BitTorrent lawsuits regarding the film The Company You Keep. Each lawsuit is against a single Doe with claims of copyright infringement, indirect infringement and state trademark infringement.

Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01191
File Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Plaintiff: Voltage Pictures LLC, TCYK, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell of Crowell Law
Defendant: Doe 76.105.157.206
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Indirect Infringement, State Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: John V. Acosta

Court Case Number: 6:14-cv-01193-AA
File Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Plaintiff: Voltage Pictures LLC, TCYK, LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Carl D. Crowell of Crowell Law
Defendant: Doe 50.141.98.1
Cause: Copyright Infringement, Indirect Infringement, State Trademark Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Chief Judge Ann L. Aiken

Representative Complaint

Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section Social this Thursday

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July Happy Hour on the Water!

Join your colleagues for a social and networking get-together on the Oregon Maritime Museum Sternwheeler on the Willamette River.

SPONSORED BY:   SCHWABE, WILLIAMSON & WYATT; STOLL BERNE; and KOLISCH HARTWELL

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

WHERE:   Oregon Maritime Museum, On the Willamette River, Waterfront Park, SW Naito Parkway at Pine St, Portland, 503-224-7724,http://www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org/index.html

A variety of appetizers will be served, courtesy of the IP Section.  Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.  Come to network, compare notes, give us feedback on desired CLE topics for the future, and enjoy some great food and sun on the deck of the sternwheeler.

Please RSVP to Allen Field – allen@allenfieldlaw.com, 503-789-5533.

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Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – AutoBidMaster v. Alpine Auto Gallery et al

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Plaintiff operates an online auction marketplace at the domain autobidmaster.com. Defendant, a competitor, began using the domain autobidmaser.com and autobidmater.com to redirect traffic to its own website.

AutoBidMaster LLC v. Alpine Auto Gallery LLC et al

Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01083
File Date: Monday, July 07, 2014
Plaintiff: AutoBidMaster LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Nathaniel L. Funk of Barker Martin PS
Defendant: Alpine Auto Gallery LLC, Vehiko LLC, Edward Agabs, John Does 1-5
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Federal Trademark Dilution, Federal Cyberpiracy, Federal Unfair Competition, Common Law Trademark Infringement, Common Law Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment, Action to Pierce Corporate Veil
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: John V. Acosta

 

Oregon Trademark Litigation Update – B.C. Marketing Concepts v. The Sessions Law Firm

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Session, Sessions LawHere’s yet another trademark lawsuit involving a brewery. This time, however, the defendant isn’t another brewery but a DUI attorney using an allegedly confusingly similar logo.

Plaintiff B. C. Marketing, Inc. is an Oregon corporation based in Hood River, Oregon. Plaintiff does business as Full Sail Brewing Company. Since at least as early as 2005, Plaintiff has been selling beer under the trademark SESSION, including a distinctive shield logo trademark.

Defendant is an Atlanta, Georgia-based DUI attorney that has been using a similar logo to promote his legal services to “beer drinkers.”

Take a look at the two logos. Confusingly similar? Note that Defendant has been using the logo on paper bags “designed and distributed for the express purpose of holding a can or bottle of beer.” (See image in Complaint below.) While this may have seemed like a cute marketing idea at the time, surely the Defendant can’t be so invested in his logo as to justify litigation in federal court. I expect this lawsuit will be resolved fairly quickly…stay tuned for updates.

B.C. Marketing Concepts Inc. v. The Sessions Law Firm LLC

Court Case Number: 3:14-cv-01087
File Date: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Plaintiff: B.C. Marketing Concepts Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Charles H. DeVoe, Thomas J. Romano of Kolisch Hartwell PC
Defendant: The Sessions Law Firm LLC
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement, Federal Unfair Competition, Federal Trademark Dilution, State Trademark Infringement, State Unfair Competition, State Trademark Dilution, State Law Product Disparagement, Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Michael H. Simon

Oregon Copyright Litigation Update – Pacific Wood Ventures v. Abby Ghiassy et al

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Plaintiff, based in Bend, Oregon, alleges that Defendant, based in Corvallis, Oregon, is using renderings and text from Plaintiff’s website on Defendant’s website without authorization.

Pacific Wood Ventures LLC v. Abby Ghiassy et al

Court Case Number: 6:14-cv-01029-MC
File Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Plaintiff: Pacific Wood Ventures LLC
Plaintiff Counsel: Leonard D. DuBoff of The DuBoff Law Group PC
Defendant: Abby Ghiassy, Genesis Marketing LLC
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Judge Michael J. McShane

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