Monthly Archive: July 2011

In a decision handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union on July 12, 2011, eBay has been found to be potentially jointly liable for trademark infringement along with individuals selling infringing goods on the eBay auction site because it had prior knowledge of the infringement.  Paris-based cosmetics company L’Oréal brought the …

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Warner Bros. v. X One X Production, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 13646 (8th Cir. Mo. July 5, 2011) This is a case that will make game and movie companies add a new level of analysis and scrutiny to every new creation that has a basis in a work that has entered the public domain. The …

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