Presentation on theme: "Prosecution Lunch August 2010. All Ohio Annual Institute on IP Patent, Trademark and Copyright Updates Cincinnati – Tuesday, Sept. 21 8:30am - 4:45 pm."— Presentation transcript:
All Ohio Annual Institute on IP Patent, Trademark and Copyright Updates Cincinnati – Tuesday, Sept. 21 8:30am - 4:45 pm 6.25 Hours CLE
U.S. crackdown on piracy, counterfeit goods The Obama administration unveiled a strategy to crack down on piracy and counterfeit goods, adding more than 50 FBI agents to tackle intellectual property abuses. The Intellectual Property Enforcement agency, an arm of the Office of Management and Budget, will review current efforts to curb intellectual property infringement of U.S. goods abroad, especially in China
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Visa International Service Association v. JSL Corp. SJ aff’d that “eVisa” mark is likely to dilute “Visa” mark. Defendant uses “eVisa” in connection with multilingual education and information business, marks at issue are effectively identical, “Eikaiwa” is Japanese for English conversation, and the “e” in eVisa is short for Eikaiwa. The use of the word “visa” in both eVisa and Eikaiwa Visa is meant to suggest “the ability to travel, both linguistically and physically, through the English-speaking world.” “Visa” is strong trademark for plaintiff's credit cards and plays only weakly off of travel meaning of term, Defendant s not using “Visa” for its literal definition - JSL has created a novel meaning for the word: to identify a “multilingual education and information business.” “This multiplication of meanings is the essence of dilution by blurring.”