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Reverse Confusion Suit Not Ironclad, but SmartSync Lives On

By on Apr 29, 2021
Posted In Trademarks

In a split decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated a district court’s summary judgment and remanded the case for trial in an action brought under the Lanham Act in order to resolve material issues of fact on likelihood of confusion/reverse confusion factors that remain in dispute. Ironhawk Technologies, Inc. v....

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Pardon My French: France Wins Trademark Dispute Using Sovereign Immunity

By on Apr 8, 2021
Posted In Trademarks

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a district’s court denial of sovereign immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA) and remanded the case to be dismissed with prejudice, holding that France was immune from a trademark infringement claim in the United States brought by the former owner of the domain...

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