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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Subject of Trademark Infringement Suit

Posted in Trademark
Activision Blizzard, Inc., maker of the successful “Call of Duty” gaming franchise, recently found itself the subject of a trademark infringement lawsuit alleging infringement of NovaLogic Inc.’s “Delta Force” marks.  The complaint, filed in California federal court, alleges that Activision’s “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3” incorporates NovaLogic Inc.’s registered trademarks for “Delta Force” and … Continue Reading

Defendants Prevail in Soul Men Lawsuit

Posted in Entertainment, First Amendment, News and Announcements, Trademark
Waller is pleased to report a win in the case Moore v. The Weinstein Company, LLC, et al.  Yesterday, a federal judge granted summary judgment to The Weinstein Company, LLC, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc., Genius Products, LLC, and Concord Music Group, Inc. in a trademark, publicity and false light lawsuit filed by soul singer Sam Moore … Continue Reading

Common Myths: False Sense of Security After Obtaining a Trademark Registration

Posted in Trademark
There are a number of intellectual property myths that attorneys hear over and over again.  Periodically, we’ll feature some of these myths and expose the reality. Myth: My company has a trademark registration so our brand name doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s rights. Reality:  When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examines a trademark application, … Continue Reading

Have You Recently Considered Whether Your Website Complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act?

Posted in Internet, Privacy
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is not new, but it seems that many new startups have either not given it much thought or don’t know about it.  As a refresher, COPPA applies to you if: (i) you operate a website directed to children under the age of 13; or (ii) your website has … Continue Reading