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  • Reply Briefs are Not for “Sandbagging”

    Viahart LLC v. Partnerships & Unincorporated Assocs. identified on schedule A, No. 19 C 8181, Slip Op. (N.D. I.. Apr. 4, 2022) (Alonso, J.). Judge Alonso denied plaintiff Viahart’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b)(6) motion to reopen its case and to permit limited jurisdictional discovery in this Doe case involving Amazon sales related to Viahart’s...

  • Trademark Infringement Alone Does Not Create Personal Jurisdiction

    Rebel Hospitality LLC v. Rebel Hospitality LLC, No. 21-cv-05132, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 16, 2022) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant Rebel Hospitality DE’s Fed. R.Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff Rebel Hospitality IL’s trademark infringement complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction in this case about REBEL HOSPITALITY marks. As an initial matter,...

  • Court Upholds Agreement in Face of Allegations that Defendant Did Not Enter It

    Benefit Cosmetics LLC, No. 20-cv-02552, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 28, 2022) (Wood, J.). Judge Wood denied defendant Oxygen Ocean’s motion to set aside the parties’ settlement agreement in this trademark dispute involving plaintiff Benefit Cosmetics’ This was a Doe trademark case. Oxygen Ocean engaged with the Court and then was voluntarily dismissed allegedly based...

  • Illinois Law Applies Over Colorado Based Upon Situs of Events

    Art Akiane LLC v. Art & Soulworks LLC, No. 19-cv-02952, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 16, 2021) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang ruled on the parties’ choice of law dispute between Colorado and Illinois law in this intellectual property dispute. Federal courts apply the forum’s choice of law rules. Illinois uses the forum’s law, unless there...

  • Irreparable Harm Shown by Likely Consumer Confusion From Sales of Likely Infringing Product

    Peng v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Assocs. Identified on Schedule “A,” No. 21 C 1344, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 14, 2021) (Dow, J.). Judge Dow converted the previously entered Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) into a Preliminary Injunction (PI) against the challenging defendants in this design patent dispute involving wireless earphone headbands. As an initial...

  • Preliminary Injunction Requires a “Strong Showing” of Likelihood of Success

    H-D U.S.A., LLC v. The Partnerships and Unincorporated Assocs. Identified on Schedule “A,” No. 21 C 3581, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 24, 2021) (Alonso, J.). Judge Alonso granted plaintiff Harley-Davidson’s motion for preliminary injunction against defendant Amarzon-Automotive Parts (“AAP”) for allegedly selling counterfeit aftermarket chrome LED fog light projectors using Harley-Davidson’s HARLEY-DA

  • Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Intellectual Property

    On Friday, June 3, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) will hold a panel discussion on Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Intellectual Property. The program will cover the use of trademarks by Indigenous nations for economic development, the protection...

  • Looking Back at the Landmark Rockford School Desegregation Case

    On Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT, the P. Michael Mahoney Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois will present People Who Care After 20 Years: Looking Back at the Landmark Rockford School Desegregation Case. The program promises a...

  • Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Relationship Between Technology, Music & Copyright Law

    On Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. CT, the IPLAC’s Copyright Committee is hosting a presentation by musicologist Judith Finell on navigating the relationship between technology, music and copyright law. This virtual event is $15 for members and $45 for non-members.  Please register by clicking here.

  • Celebrate World IP Day with IPLAC & ILIPA

    On Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) and the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (“ILIPA”) will host World IP Day 2022.  This year’s theme: IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future focuses on how young inventors, creators and entrepreneurs can use IP...

  • Northern District of Illinois Moving to NextGen CM/ECF System

    Northern District of Illinois Moving to NextGen CM/ECF System On May 2, 2022, the Northern District is slated to update its CM/ECF system to the NextGen CM/ECF. The Northern District’s Clerk, Thomas G. Bruton, sent ECF filers an email outlining the procedure change. Essentially, every filer is now required to have a personal Pacer account...

  • CLE: Legal Engineering: At the Intersection of Law & Technology

    On Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Agents Committee is hosting a virtual event focusing on a new professional role which has emerged to address the problems that require both legal subject matter and technical expertise: Legal Engineers.  Eric DeChant, founder of...

  • Call for Nominations for IPLAC Creator of the Year

    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Creator of the Year Committee is seeking nominations for its 2022 Creator of the Year Award.  The Award honors those who have made a significant creative contribution in one or more of the following substantive areas of intellectual property law: Patent Law: An invention or group of...

  • CLE: Protecting User Interfaces (UI) & Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) in the United States

    On February 9, 2022 from 12-1pm CT, the IPLAC U.S. Patents Committee is hosting a virtual discussion on how to protect new software technologies using web and desktop interfaces.  The event featured speakers include: Jason Skinder, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel in Connected Enterprise at Honeywell; Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Partner and Practice Leader of Sterne Kessler...

  • CLE: Two Free Seminars on Representing Prisoners

    The federal district courts in Illinois will host two remote continuing legal education seminars on representing prisoners.  The first seminar “Introduction to Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation” will be held on January 27, 2022 and the second seminar “Representing Prisoners in Medical Cases” will be held on February 3, 2022.  Both seminars will be held from...

  • Illinois Law Does Not Allow Conversion Based Upon Intangible Assets

    Got Docs, LLC v. Kingbridge Holdings, Inc., No. 19 C 6155, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 7, 2021) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant Kingbridge’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ conversion and civil conspiracy claims, and denied plaintiffs’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings as to...

  • Oral Contract Claims Dismissed

    Kolbe v. CZS Holdings LLC d/b/a Pur360, No. 20 C 6886, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 19, 2021) (Kendall, J.). Judge Kendall granted in part counterclaim plaintiff CZS Holdings’ (“Pur360”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to partially dismiss counterclaim plaintiff’s (“Kolbe”) breach of contract claim in this trade secret misappropriation case. As an initial...

  • Northern District Amends Notice of Affiliates Requirement & Adds Obligation to Update

    The Northern District is amending the Local Rule 3.2 notice of affiliates procedure to make it more robust and more meaning, including an ongoing requirement to update. For all civil cases filed on or after January 3, 2022 (the rule is not retroactive), parties must file a Notification of Affiliates as a PDF pursuant to...

  • Court Awards Limited Additional Deposition Time, but No Attorney’s Fees

    Caddo Sys., Inc. v. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (AG), No. 20 C 5927, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 20, 2021) (Cox, Mag. J.). Magistrate Judge Cox granted plaintiffs’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 37 motion to compel, but limited plaintiffs’ questioning of defendants’ (collectively “Siemens”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) corporate witness to two hours in this patent...

  • A Conversation With Professor Ed Lee About NFTs

    On Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) and the Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance (“ILIPA”) will present A Conversation with Professor Ed Lee About NFTs.  This virtual event will discuss NFTs, who owns the copyrights and what that means from a legal perspective....

  • Copyright Notice was Sufficient Copyright Management Information to Survive Motion to Dismiss

    Southall v. Force Partners, LLC, No. 20 C 3223, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 31, 2021) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang granted in part defendant Force Partners’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in this copyright infringement and Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) claims involving a picture of the inside of a restaurant bar....

  • Interlocutory Appeal Not Warranted Where Accused Infringer Did Not Prove Intent to Deceive

    Feit Elec. Co. v. CFL Techs., LLC, No. 13 C 9339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 7, 2021) (Gettleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied declaratory judgment plaintiff Feit’s motion to certify an interlocutory appeal regarding the Court’s denial of Feit’s and granting of declaratory judgment plaintiff CFL’s cross-motion for summary judgment regarding Feit’s inequitable conduct defense...

  • Alleged US Sales of Trademarked Goods Subject Foreign Defendants to US Claims

    Ouyeinc, Ltd. v. BAAAAI, et al., No. 20 C 3488, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 13, 2021) (Coleman, J.). Judge Coleman denied defendants’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1), (2) & (6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Ouyeinc’s Lanham Act trademark infringement, counterfeiting and false designation claims regarding Ouyeinc’s PRO-WAX100 marks for use with wax warming products....

  • State Unjust Enrichment Claims Bar Later Federal Lanham Act Claims

    Legat v. Legat Architects, Inc., No. 20 C 6830, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 23, 2021) (Gettleman, J.). Judge Gettleman granted defendant Legat Architects’ motion to stay plaintiff Legat’s Lanham Act claim pending appeal of Legat’s state law claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment related to his LEGAT trademark for use with architectural...

  • CLE: Navigating Personal Development in the Workplace

    On Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT the IPLAC’s Women in IP Committee and the Chicago Women in IP are hosting a joint webinar on Navigating Personal Development in the Workplace.  The panel will be moderated by Laura Schaefer, Leydig, Voit & Mayer. The panel members include: Erin Lothson, Uber...

  • Introduction to IPLAC

    On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT, the Membership and Mentoring Committees of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (“IPLAC”) are hosting a virtual Intro to IPLAC.  The event featured speakers include: Tiffany Gehrke, IPLAC President-Elect; Ritu Chander, IPLAC Board of Managers; and Kenny Matuszewski, Membership Committee Chair. The...

  • Conversations with Women in IP

    I am excited to introduce you to a new podcast series hosted by Intellectual Property partner Irena Royzman, of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. The Conversations with Women in IP podcast series features judges and leaders in law and business discussing their most memorable cases, career highlights and personal stories. Click here to listen...

  • IPLAC Speed Networking

    The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) Board of Managers is excited to present a series of speed networking events.  The first virtual speed networking event will be hosted by IPLAC Board member Karen Hwang on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT. The event is free for Members and...

  • Screening Committee Established for Northern District of Illinois Vacancies

    Illinois’ Senators Durbin (D) and Duckworth (D) announced that they have established a screening committee and are accepting applications from those interested in serving as a Federal District Court Judge in the Northern District. The screening committee will consist of: The Honorable David H. Coar (Ret.)(committee chair):  Judge Coar served as a United States District Judge...

  • U.S. Courts Second Annual Bill of Rights Day Student Contest

    The United States Courts of Appeals along with the United States District Courts in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the Second Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest. The Contest is open to all students in grades 3-12 in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Students are...

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