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Poultry feeder’s product configuration and color combination marks are invalid
Trade dress registrations covering the shape and color scheme of chicken feeder products were primarily functional and not protectable.
Video game’s depiction of tattoos on NBA players did not infringe inkers’ copyrights
The court declared that the use of the tattoos in the video game was de minimis and fair use and, thus, did not infringe the tattooists’ copyrights.
Standard of proof for claims under Oregon bad-faith patent enforcement law preempted by Patent Act
An organic-products seller accused of patent infringement failed to allege facts demonstrating the objective baselessness of the plaintiff’s claim, ascertainable loss, and reliance.
High school choir’s arrangement, performance of Newton-John song ‘Magic’ was fair use
Infringement claims based on failure to obtain licenses for three other songs failed because the plaintiff licensing company did not hold exclusive rights in those works.
Tattoo artists’ copyright infringement suit against video game developers can proceed in part
Claims against one Japanese company was dismissed for lack of minimum contacts with Illinois.