Police Visit Pirate IPTV Suppliers’ Homes to Serve Cease-and-Desist Notices

TorrentFreak

FACT investigators were reportedly in attendance when the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit, West Yorkshire Police, and Dyfed-Powys Police delivered cease-and-desist notices to people’s homes.

Is a cease and desist letter enforceable? Common issues and best practices

IP Blog

The path to stopping infringement of your Intellectual Property (IP) rights begins with two key questions: "Should I send a cease and desist letter?" and "Is a cease and desist letter enforceable?".

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Cease and Desist Letters Need to Balance Effectiveness While Considering Consequences

JD Supra Law

Letters demanding that a company “cease and desist” what the sender of the letter deems an infringement of the sender’s intellectual property rights – whether patent, trademark or copyright – are communications primarily to achieve enforcement without a need to seek court intervention.

Should An Artist Trademark Their Name?

Art Law Journal

Intellectual Property Business Cease and desist featured TrademarksSteve Schlackman. Your name is a corporate asset with real tangible value, and protecting it is an important business consideration. A trademark may be the answer.

Need a Trademark? Here are some tips.

Art Law Journal

Intellectual Property Cease and desist Copyright infringement Stolen Art TrademarksSteve Schlackman. Picking a name for a business or product is one of the first steps for any new venture.

Need a Trademark? Here are some tips.

Art Law Journal

Legal Copyright & Trademarks Infringements & Theft Copyright infringement Stolen Art Cease and desist TrademarksPicking a name for a business or product is one of the first steps for any new venture.

ITC Explains Finding Chamberlain Infringed Garage Door IP

IP Law 360

International Trade Commission's initial determination that The Chamberlain Group's imports infringe five Overhead Door patents has been made public, outlining multiple forms of infringement and saying a cease-and-desist order is warranted The U.S.

3 Count: Polar Thawing

Plagiarism Today

He has sent several cease and desist letters regarding the issue but Le Tegre have opted to file the lawsuit proactively, beating Mann to the legal punch. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

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3 Count: Music Licensing is Strange…

Plagiarism Today

The lawsuit targets Jason Tusa and actually began back in August 2020 when he shuttered his Area 51 service following a cease-and-desist letter. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

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Funimation DMCA Notices Shut Down Pirate Anime Apps, Force Others to Consider Future

TorrentFreak

AnimeGlare – Cease-and-Desist. “I just received a DMCA takedown notice from funimation and I’ll therefore cease all development on the Shiro app, but the site will likely stay,” the Shiro developer informs his users.

3 Count: Fining Google

Plagiarism Today

That prompted the MPA to send a cease and desist letter to the site’s operator, which responded by actually opening up new sites. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Google Fined €500m by France’s Antitrust Watchdog Over Copyright.

College Application Consulting Business Accused of Infringement

BYU Copyright Blog

On August 16, 2020, Ivy purportedly sent a cease and desist letter to Lehren informing the company of the alleged infringement and demanded the removal of the material in addition to payment of $75,000. On May 22, 2021, Ivy Coach, Inc. ("Ivy")

TOS Supports Injunction Against Web Scraping–Southwest Airlines v. Kiwi

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

It sent Kiwi cease and desist letters and has implemented security measures, but “Kiwi has continued to hack the Southwest website and sell Southwest flights without permission.”. In addition, Southwest sent Kiwi several cease and desist letters.

New “Two-Click Cancellation” Button – German Exceptionalism for Subscription Terminations

LexBlog IP

As part of the new Fair Consumer Contracts Act , [ Gesetz für Faire Verbraucherverträge ; published in the Federal Gazette (Part I) no. 53/2021, p. 3433 et seq.,

"Aloha Poke": Social Media and Consumer Perception are Part of the Trademark Enforcement Equation

KMK Blog

As a result, companies will send “cease and desist” letters to enforce and protect their marks. Once a company owns a trademark, it must police the mark for unauthorized use, or risk losing its rights. At times, however, legal rights are only one consideration. Public opinion and consumer perception are also part of the equation, as the Aloha Poke Co. (“Aloha Poke”), a Chicago based restaurant, recently learned firsthand

Two DJ Music Piracy Cases Five Years Apart, Two Very Different Outcomes

TorrentFreak

BREIN certainly doesn’t shy away from taking matters to court but whenever it can, settlements and an agreement to cease and desist can be enough to ward off more serious action.

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Practice Tips for Combating Counterfeiters: An Action Plan for Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers

Intellectual Property Law Blog

There are several strategies for protecting your brand and your business ranging from quick and inexpensive actions such as cease and desist letters, to district court and International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation.

Filelinked Was Shut Down By ACE – Can Replacements Avoid The Same Fate?

TorrentFreak

” ACE provides no specific details on the terms of the shutdown but, if similar actions are any yardstick, a cease-and-desist notice and some kind of settlement were likely involved.

Enforcing Your Intellectual Property Rights: All You Need To Know

Larson & Larson

However, you can stop infringement through the following: Use a Cease and Desist Letter. A lawyer can help you draft and send a cease and desist letter. A cease and desist letter is often a simple solution where the alleged infringer does so unintentionally.

Monster Energy Co. Sues Fitness Company for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Following further cease and desist communications, it does not appear Bear has discontinued its use of its claw logo in connection with a black and green color scheme.

Wolf Greenfield Seeks Trademark Associate for Boston or New York Office

The TTABlog

Previous experience preparing and responding to cease and desist letters and handling other enforcement matters is preferred. Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., is accepting applications for the position of trademark and copyright associate, New York or Boston-based. To apply, go here. "We We are seeking an associate to join our Trademark and Copyright group.

An unprotected trademark is an unguarded asset

Erik K Pelton

Then they received a cease-and-desist letter: another company had already registered the identical brand name for the identical services. The following is an edited transcript of my video, What Are the Potential Costs of an Unprotected Trademark.

Trademark Registration works for the owner, even in their sleep

Erik K Pelton

It makes for a more compelling cease and desist letter. The following is an edited transcript of my video, Why Apply to Register Your Trademark. There are several key benefits to trademark registration.

Bigbasket v. Daily basket – the blurring line between trademark protection & bullying

Selvam & Selvam Blog

BigBasket , the largest online grocery store in India slapped a Cease-and-Desist notice on Daily Basket , a young startup, alleging infringement of their trademark.

Vroom, Inc. Sues Indianapolis Car Company for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

As of the filing of the Complaint, Vroom claims Defendants did not respond to any of the cease and desist communications and continued using the Allegedly Infringing Properties. Indianapolis, Indiana – Vroom, Inc. Vroom”), the Plaintiff, apparently began selling used vehicles online in 2013. As e-commerce has taken off, Vroom sought and registered numerous trademarks including those at issue in this case as shown below (the “Vroom Marks”).?. Registration No./Serial Serial No. VROOM.

Energy Beverages Sued Indiana Automotive Shop for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Energy claims it sent a cease and desist letter informing FTA of the Energy Marks and trade dress, but FTA has refused to discontinue its use of the allegedly infringing marks.

Ex parte interim injunctive relief granted and confirmed after hearing the Defendant

LexBlog IP

Further, Vijator Schweiz did not submit an unconditional cease and desist declaration, but rather only declared that it would do so in case the FPC would order interim injunctive relief. Commensurability of interim injunctive relief was a non-issue since Vijator had declared that it would provide a cease and desist declaration when the FPC would order interim injunctive relief; cf. ¶24. Reading time: 3 minutes. Case No.

Hollywood Demands $16.35m From Operator of Pirate IPTV Services

TorrentFreak

In 2020 his Area 51 service was shut down following an Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) cease-and-desist letter. Early July, Warner Bros.,

5 tips for the safekeeping of your trade secrets

Texas Intellectual Property Law Blog

The defendant may have to pay monetary damages and adhere to an order to cease and desist. Texas is among the states whose trade secret laws developed using the Uniform Trade Secrets Act as a model.?However,

5 tips for the safekeeping of your trade secrets

Texas Intellectual Property Law Blog

The defendant may have to pay monetary damages and adhere to an order to cease and desist. Texas is among the states whose trade secret laws developed using the Uniform Trade Secrets Act as a model.?However,

Hollywood Wins Injunction To Shut Down Pirate IPTV Operations, Disable Domain Names

TorrentFreak

Last year his Area 51 service was shut down following a cease-and-desist issued by the Alliance For Creativity and Entertainment (ACE). Early July in a California court, Warner Bros.,

Court Orders Universe IPTV to Pay DISH $7m in Copyright Infringement Damages

TorrentFreak

DISH went to some lengths to try and close Universe down including sending cease-and-desist letters directly to the platform and more than a dozen to CDN networks associated with the service.

9 reasons why a business should apply to register its trademarks

Erik K Pelton

If someone infringes the trademark, a “cease and desist” letter. The following is an excerpt from my book, Building a Bold Brand. To learn more about the book, visit www.buildingaboldbrand.com. . Trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark.

EU General Court considers bad faith claim in scenario of parties’ earlier cooperation

The IPKat

Thirdly, the General Court did not consider that the cease-and -desist letter was a relevant factor in the assessment of bad faith, since such a request fell within the scope of the rights attaching to the registration of a mark.

Overreaching and delay lead to defeat of TM owner's claims

43(B)log

It doesn’t start well for SMRI: While the 2006 cease and desist letter’s statement [that SMRI had a registered mark] was true as it relates to the Composite Design Mark [the long one above + design], SMRI’s suggestion that registration for STURGIS had been approved was not true and was deceptive. …

Watch Communications Sues Ex-Employees for Alleged Trade Secret Misappropriation

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

While Watch has sent cease and desist letters to each of the co-defendants, they have allegedly not ceased their unlawful activities. Indianapolis, Indiana – Apparently, W.A.T.C.H

If copyright law won’t protect small fashion brands against copying, social media will – just ask influencer Danielle Bernstein

JIPEL Copyright Blog

They first called out Bernstein on their Instagram stories and privately sent her and We Wore What a cease and desist letter in August 2020.

The Importance of Trademark Clearance Searches for Businesses

Kashishipr

Even if the alleged violation is unintentional, a business can face lawsuits and cease and desist orders. Any business owner looking to distinguish himself from others in the market would be wise to safeguard the elements that make his business unique.

Small business trademark protections are more critical than ever

Erik K Pelton

Believe it or not, I even had to face changing my brand name early on as a result of receiving a cease and desist letter! The following is an excerpt from my book, Building a Bold Brand. To learn more about the book, visit www.buildingaboldbrand.com. .

Delta Faucet Company Sues Amazon Storefront for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Delta claims it sent multiple cease and desist communications to Defendants, but Defendants have continued to sell products bearing the Delta Marks on their “TechnoProffs” Amazon storefront. Indianapolis, Indiana – Delta Faucet Company (“Delta”), the Plaintiff, is an Indiana corporation that is apparently known as “America’s Faucet Innovation Leader.” Delta claims its products may only be purchased in the United States from Delta itself, or its Authorized Sellers.

Satirical Depiction in YouTube Video Gets Rough Treatment in Court

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Summit Entertainment. * Cease & Desist Letter to iTunes Isn’t Covered by 17 USC 512(f)–Red Rock v. Goodman made and posted a YouTube video called the “Crony Awards,” bestowing honors on countries that downplayed the COVID-19 virus.

Dealing with Counterfeits on E-Commerce Websites

Kashishipr

Takedown notices, cease and desist notices, etc., It is estimated that there are about 20 million e-commerce stores selling products on the internet globally today and generating more than one trillion USD in revenue.

Trademark Use vs. Registration: What is the difference?

Patent Trademark Blog

As discussed above, your filing may also catch the attention of a more aggressive trademark owner who can possibly send you a cease-and-desist letter. Do you need a registration in order to use a trademark? No, there is no legal requirement to register or even apply for a mark before you can use it. In fact, it would be impossible in most cases to register a mark in the US before use.