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Microsoft Targets Does for Illicit Software Product Activations

Posted in Copyrights, Lanham Act, Software, Trademark
Over recent months, software titan Microsoft Corporation has filed a number of “Doe” lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  The suits allege both copyright and trademark claims against anonymous defendants accused of efforts to activate unlicensed copies of popular Microsoft software products. The products named in the complaints include… Continue Reading

A Pack of BitTorrent Lawsuits Filed by Film Producers in Oregon Federal Court (UPDATED 8/10/16)

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Copyrights, Film, Trademark
Several production companies continue a wave of BitTorrent-related copyright lawsuits, all filed by the same lawyers in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Several of the lawsuits involve the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club.  The allegations of the complaints are similar to those made in many prior lawsuits filed by Dallas Buyers Club, LLC in the Oregon District… Continue Reading

UPDATE: More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Film, Trademark
As Troll Defense earlier reported, the owners to the rights to the film Dallas Buyers Club are prosecuting in Oregon U.S. District Court many “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties, alleging both federal Copyright Act and Oregon State Trademark violations.  Voltage Pictures, LLC and co-plaintiff Dallas Buyers Club, LLC combine the copyright infringement claims of Dallas Buyers Club, LLC… Continue Reading

More Singleton Doe Cases in Oregon

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Copyrights, Trademark
The owners to the rights to the acclaimed film Dallas Buyers Club are back in Oregon U.S. District Court with a batch of “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties, alleging both federal Copyright Act and Oregon State Trademark violations. As Troll Defense earlier reported, Voltage Pictures, LLC teamed with another production company to bring combination copyright-trademark suits based… Continue Reading

They’re Back: Voltage Singleton Doe Cases In Oregon

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Copyrights, Trademark
Some weeks after a batch of its Oregon state trademark lawsuits arising from Dallas Buyers Club were dismissed for improper joinder, Voltage has returned to the U.S. District Court in Oregon with at least two “singleton” lawsuits against Doe parties.  This time the cases are based on The Company You Keep, a 2012 political thriller starring… Continue Reading

Oregon Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits Removed to Federal Court

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Trademark
Just last Friday, the two Voltage Pictures, LLC Oregon State Trademark lawsuits pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Oregon were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.  These cases involve the motion picture Dallas Buyers Club. The new District Court Case Nos. are 6:14-cv-00812-MC (which relates to the state court… Continue Reading

Lawsuit for “Unauthorized” Behringer Tweets filed in Seattle Federal Court

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse, Copyrights, Cyberpiracy, False Advertising, Lanham Act, Trademark
Music Group Services, US and its offshore affiliate have filed a Seattle U.S. District Court lawsuit for a host of John Doe claims related to “unauthorized” statements made via Twitter feeds. Music Group is a holding company for a number of different brands of professional-grade music production and performance equipment, including loudspeakers, amplifiers, mixers, computer-based recording… Continue Reading

Dallas Buyers Club Lawsuits in the Oregon State Courts: UPDATED

Posted in BitTorrent Lawsuits, Trademark
We have completed review of the Voltage Pictures, LLC lawsuits filed in Marion County, Oregon in connection with Dallas Buyers Club.   Instead of suing for copyright infringement, conversion or negligence, Voltage has stated claims against the many Does for violations of the Oregon Trademark Act, ORS 647.   As with trademarks protected by the federal… Continue Reading