56 Cited authorities

  1. Ashcroft v. Iqbal

    556 U.S. 662 (2009)   Cited 253,484 times   279 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a claim is plausible where a plaintiff's allegations enable the court to draw a "reasonable inference" the defendant is liable
  2. Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly

    550 U.S. 544 (2007)   Cited 267,331 times   365 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a complaint's allegations should "contain sufficient factual matter, accepted as true, to 'state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face' "
  3. Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc.

    568 U.S. 85 (2013)   Cited 1,384 times   19 Legal Analyses
    Holding that Nike's unilateral covenant not to sue mooted Already's trademark invalidity claim
  4. Brooks v. Ross

    578 F.3d 574 (7th Cir. 2009)   Cited 3,258 times
    Holding that a claim is plausible if the facts alleged raise a reasonable expectation that discovery will yield evidence supporting the allegations
  5. Swanson v. Citibank

    614 F.3d 400 (7th Cir. 2010)   Cited 1,995 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding plaintiff stated a claim under § 3605
  6. McCauley v. City of Chicago

    671 F.3d 611 (7th Cir. 2011)   Cited 1,547 times
    Holding that to survive a motion to dismiss, a claim against a city for indemnification of a constitutional violation requires an allegation of an underlying constitutional violation
  7. Fleischmann Corp. v. Maier Brewing

    386 U.S. 714 (1967)   Cited 677 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Finding that the Lanham Act did not allow for counsel fees because the original text did not provide for them, nor did any subsequent amendments to the statute
  8. Packman v. Chi. Tribune Co.

    267 F.3d 628 (7th Cir. 2001)   Cited 509 times
    Holding that the supposed actual confusion among four of plaintiff's friends, none of whom had attempted to purchase the parties' goods, was "irrelevant to the question of confusion" because the four friends "were not relevant consumers under the Lanham Act" and, at best, showed "de minimis evidence of confusion"
  9. Nike, Inc. v. Already, LLC

    663 F.3d 89 (2d Cir. 2011)   Cited 315 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that declaratory judgment claim was nonjusticiable because declaratory defendant, in covenant not to sue, “ ‘unconditionally’ and permanently renounced its right to claim, demand or ‘commenc[e], caus[e] or permit to be prosecuted any action in law or in equity’ ”
  10. CAE, Inc. v. Clean Air Engineering, Inc.

    267 F.3d 660 (7th Cir. 2001)   Cited 280 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the individuals plaintiff advanced as actually confused were not relevant "consumers" under the Lanham Act because plaintiff did not show that they purchased or attempted to purchase the goods in question
  11. Rule 12 - Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 12   Cited 346,675 times   923 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court discretion to exclude matters outside the pleadings presented to the court in defense of a motion to dismiss
  12. Rule 8 - General Rules of Pleading

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 8   Cited 156,633 times   194 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "[e]very defense to a claim for relief in any pleading must be asserted in the responsive pleading. . . ."
  13. Section 1367 - Supplemental jurisdiction

    28 U.S.C. § 1367   Cited 61,934 times   78 Legal Analyses
    Holding that in civil actions proceeding in federal court based solely on diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332, the district court "shall not have supplemental jurisdiction" over "claims by plaintiffs against persons made parties under Rule . . . 24" or "over claims by persons . . seeking to intervene as plaintiffs under Rule 24," if "exercising supplemental jurisdiction over such claims would be inconsistent with the jurisdictional requirements of section 1332"
  14. Rule 5 - Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 5   Cited 22,113 times   16 Legal Analyses
    Allowing service by filing papers with the court's electronic-filing system
  15. Section 1125 - False designations of origin, false descriptions, and dilution forbidden

    15 U.S.C. § 1125   Cited 15,302 times   320 Legal Analyses
    Holding "the person who asserts trade dress protection has the burden of proving that the matter sought to be protected is not functional"
  16. Section 1051 - Application for registration; verification

    15 U.S.C. § 1051   Cited 3,793 times   123 Legal Analyses
    Requiring a filing of a Statement of Use to register a mark
  17. Section 1127 - Construction and definitions; intent of chapter

    15 U.S.C. § 1127   Cited 2,944 times   95 Legal Analyses
    Granting standing under § 1114 to the legal representative of the registrant of a trademark
  18. Section 1115 - Registration on principal register as evidence of exclusive right to use mark; defenses

    15 U.S.C. § 1115   Cited 1,907 times   34 Legal Analyses
    Providing that registration of a mark "shall be prima facie evidence of the validity of the registered mark" but "shall not preclude another person from proving any legal or equitable defense or defect"
  19. Section 1064 - Cancellation of registration

    15 U.S.C. § 1064   Cited 885 times   47 Legal Analyses
    Allowing a petition to cancel a certification mark if the registered owner "discriminately refuses to certify" qualifying goods or services
  20. Section 1119 - Power of court over registration

    15 U.S.C. § 1119   Cited 807 times   12 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court the power in an action involving a registered mark to order the cancellation of a registration