Posts Tagged ‘Complaint’

Where to Sue Trademark Infringers (Part 3): Venue

When filing a complaint for trademark infringement, the plaintiff should make sure that the court has jurisdiction to hear the case and the court is a proper venue for the lawsuit. More specifically, jurisdiction refers to a court’s legal authority to hear a case (i.e., the power to adjudicate the action) whereas venue refers to…

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Where to Sue Trademark Infringers (Part 1): General Jurisdiction

OK. You’ve got a trademark infringer who won’t play nice. The cease and desist letter (or letters) didn’t work. Attempts to resolve the dispute through calm, reasonable phone communications fared no better. You are resigned to the fact that you are either going to let the infringer get away with it or you are going…

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On the Hook: Personal Liability for Trademark Infringement

Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug. -Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits Great quote and apropos ahead of this week’s road trip down to Southern California. There are, of course, several mutations of that quote. Sometimes you’re the hammer. Sometimes you’re the nail. Sometimes you’re the dog. Sometimes you’re the hydrant. Sometimes you’re the pigeon.…

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