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Lefkowitz (Appellee)

Hunter Morrissey, Sabrina Tran, Megan Pham

Virtual

Issues

Appellee, Nancy Frost Skates filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Utopia. Nancy owns the federally registered trademark SEALS in connection with figure skates she sold. The complaint alleged trademark infringement on Nancy's SEALS mark by Appellant, Billy Blades. Billy is the owner of Billy Blades which sells ice skates. One of the skates is named FOCA LIBRE (Spanish translation for "seal free"). Billy's website and social media accounts displayed the banner advertisement "No seals are harmed in the making of FOCA LIBRE skates. FOCA LIBRE skates are 'SEALS FREE!'" Billy also ran an advertisement at the Utopia Winter Games which read "The Best Skaters Skate SEALS FREE." Nancy claimed that Billy's use of the FOCA LIBRE mark and advertisements constitute trademark infringement and false advertising. Billy denied all claims.

Issues:

 

  1. Did the District Court err in finding a likelihood of confusion between Plaintiff’s SEALS trademark and Defendant’s FOCA LIBRE trademark?
  2.  Did the District Court err in finding that the Defendant’s use of the SEALS trademark was fair?
  3. Did the District Court err in finding that Defendant’s use of SEALS in the accused advertisements constitute false advertising?

Coaches

Dorothy Yamamoto, Greg Michael, Yasmine Hajjaji

Scheduling Contact

Yasmine Hajjaji (yasmine.hajjaji@uchastings.edu)

Comments

None

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Wed. January 12th
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Fri. January 14th
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Virtual Kara Flageollet Sarah Case Katrina Uyehara Christin Kim Nick Matoian [no more spots]
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Mon. January 24th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Virtual [5 more spots]
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7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Virtual Katie Romero Jack Haisman Rachel Choi Maddie Thomas Brianna Callagy [no more spots]
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Virtual CLOSED - Line by line [no more spots]
Sun. January 30th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Virtual - Joint practice Julia Thomas Maddie Thomas Melinda Gilani Sarah Case Katie Romero [2 more spots]
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Mon. January 31st
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM In person - room 333 315 [5 more spots]
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Fri. February 4th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Virtual - fun practice [5 more spots]
Sat. February 5th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Virtual - joint practice Zehra Jafri Julia Thomas An Le Josie Chan [1 more spot]
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Virtual Zehra Jafri Julia Thomas Nicole Ngo [2 more spots]
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Virtual - dress rehearsal [5 more spots]
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7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Virtual An Le [4 more spots]
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8:30 AM - 10:30 AM In person - 333 404 [5 more spots]
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7:50 PM - 9:30 PM In person - room 333 201 [5 more spots]