23 Cited authorities

  1. Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing v. Meredith Corp.

    991 F.2d 1072 (2d Cir. 1993)   Cited 409 times
    Holding the otherwise descriptive mark PARENTS to be strong in its stylized form
  2. Trustees of Plumbers Pen. v. Transworld

    886 F. Supp. 1134 (S.D.N.Y. 1995)   Cited 256 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding in May of 1995 that "the Criminal Case should be completed by the end of this year, which would not unreasonably prolong this case"
  3. Patsy's Brand, Inc. v. I.O.B. Realty, Inc.

    317 F.3d 209 (2d Cir. 2003)   Cited 185 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that litigation conduct can form the basis for an award of attorney's fees where such conduct is "fraudulent."
  4. Boosey, Hawkes Music Publishers v. Walt Disney

    145 F.3d 481 (2d Cir. 1998)   Cited 85 times
    Holding that "new-use analysis should rely on neutral principles of contract interpretation" and that "the language of the contract" governs
  5. Central Mfg., Inc. v. Brett

    492 F.3d 876 (7th Cir. 2007)   Cited 60 times
    Holding that “[a]n action for trademark infringement can only succeed if, among other things, the plaintiff owns the mark,” and although “[r]egistration provides prima facie evidence of ownership ..., [u]ltimately, it is not the fact of registration that matters so much as the use of the mark in commerce”
  6. Whitney Information Network, Inc. v. Gagnon

    353 F. Supp. 2d 1208 (M.D. Fla. 2005)   Cited 55 times
    Dismissing shotgun counterclaims that "incorporate[d] not only all the previous counts, but all paragraphs in the answer and affirmative defenses"
  7. Juno Online Services, L.P. v. Juno Lighting, Inc.

    979 F. Supp. 684 (N.D. Ill. 1997)   Cited 34 times
    Holding reservation of domain name without a website does not constitute infringement under Lanham Act § 43
  8. GMA ACCESSORIES, INC. v. CROSCILL, INC.

    06 Civ. 6236 (GEL) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 3, 2008)   Cited 15 times
    Finding "Charlotte" mark to be suggestive, where it was used in connection with women's fashion items and accessories
  9. Montblanc-Simplo GmbH v. Aurora Due S.r.L.

    363 F. Supp. 2d 467 (E.D.N.Y. 2005)   Cited 11 times
    Finding that "an incontestably valid mark" was nonetheless a "relatively weak mark"
  10. GMA Accessories, Inc. v. Croscill, Inc.

    06 Civ. 6236 (GEL) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 12, 2007)   Cited 9 times
    Holding that "a reasonable factfinder could reach differing conclusions regarding the third factor, the proximity of the products"
  11. 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. . . ."
  12. Rule 15 - Amended and Supplemental Pleadings

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 15   Cited 90,772 times   91 Legal Analyses
    Finding that, per N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 1024, New York law provides a more forgiving principle for relation back in the context of naming John Doe defendants described with particularity in the complaint
  13. Rule 9 - Pleading Special Matters

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 9   Cited 38,974 times   317 Legal Analyses
    Permitting "[m]alice, intent, knowledge, and other conditions of a person's mind [to] be alleged generally"
  14. Rule 1 - Scope and Purpose

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 1   Cited 15,065 times   48 Legal Analyses
    Recognizing the federal rules of civil procedure should be employed to promote the "just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding"
  15. Section 1117 - Recovery for violation of rights

    15 U.S.C. § 1117   Cited 4,894 times   144 Legal Analyses
    Granting district courts significant discretion to award damages for a violation of § 1125
  16. 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"
  17. Section 1065 - Incontestability of right to use mark under certain conditions

    15 U.S.C. § 1065   Cited 1,105 times   16 Legal Analyses
    Listing the requirements for incontestability