Author Archives: Stewart Kellar

Ralph Lauren Parody Mark Cancelled by TTAB

In May, the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board sided with Ralph Lauren and cancelled a hilarious trademark. Rather than focusing on the hilarity of the mark and the obvious parody at play here, the TTAB instead focused on the fame of Ralph Lauren’s mark and said that since both of the marks appear on shirts, they don’t need to look ​that​ similar to be likely to be confused. Continue reading

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TEAM QUEST Trademark Battle Rages On

Many people in the Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) community may not know this, but veteran MMA fighters Dan Henderson and Matt Lindland have been locking horns over the name TEAM QUEST since February 2011. Continue reading

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Boy Racer v. Does 1-52 Case Update: Show Cause hearing held

Boy Racer v. Does 1-52 Could Be Up In Smoke The case of Boy Racer v. Does 1-52, 5:11-cv-02329-PSG, now renamed to simply Boy Racer v. John Doe had an Order to Show Cause hearing today following Magistrate Judge Paul … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Productions v. Does 1-1000: Steele Dismisses all but one Doe

Another curious John Steele case development occurred last week when he dismissed all but one Doe from the case of Hard Drive Productions v. does 1-1000, 1:10-cv-05606.  The dismissals were “without prejudice” meaning John Steele could re-file actions in Doe … Continue reading

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Belly Up: West Coast Productions Completely Dismissed

It’s over.  Yesterday, Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver (“DGW”) dismissed every single Doe Defendant in the long-delayed case of West Coast Productions v. Does 1-5829, 1:11-cv-00057-CKK.  This after months of DGW requesting extension after extension in this case, saying they “need … Continue reading

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Judge Severs/Dismisses 5010 Does in On the Cheap v. Does 1-5011

On the Cheap v. Does 1-5011 Whittled Down to a Single Defendant, Judge Questions Constitutionality of File-Sharing Plaintiffs’ Tactics Welp, now it’s just called On the Cheap v. John Doe.  In what may be the most clued-in and scathing ruling … Continue reading

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Boy Racer v. Does 1-52 – Plaintiff Admits in Court that ISP info is Insufficient Proof

Boy Racer’s Lawyer Admits ISP Subscriber info Does Not Prove who Allegedly Downloaded Its Work Today, September 6, 2011, I attended the Case Management Conferences (“CMCs”) of Boy Racer v. Does 1-52, 5:11-cv-02329-PSG (now severed to a single defendant) and Millennium TGA … Continue reading

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On The Cheap v. Does 1-5011 Follow Up and Live-Tweet Summary

Ira Siegel:  ”Plaintiff is doing a service to the defendant, and, consequently to the judicial system” Today, counsel for On The Cheap Inc. Ira Siegel filed his Response to Judge Zimmerman’s Post-Hearing Order.  He began the response by indirectly referencing … Continue reading

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AF Holdings v. Does 1-96 Discovery Hearing Live-Tweet Today

Today at 2pm PST I will be live tweeting the AF Holdings v. Does 1-96, 3:11-cv-03335 hearing on whether or not the Judge will allow the plaintiff to take early discovery to identify anonymous Does associated with IP Addresses.  this … Continue reading

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Boy Racer v. Does – Several Cases get Red Flag

Boy Racer v. Does 1-60 Severed, Dismissed. On August 19, 2011 the  Northern District of California case Boy Racer v. Does 1-60, 3:11-cv-01738-SI had all the remaining Does severed and dismissed by Article III Judge Susan Illston.  In her Order, Judge Illston … Continue reading

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