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1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. WhenU.com, Inc.
309 F. Supp. 2d 467 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction), rev’d and remanded, 414 F.3d 400 (2d. Cir. 2005)
800-JR Cigar, Inc. v. GoTo.com, Inc.
437 F.Supp. 2d 273 (D.N.J. 2006)
Anlin Industries, Inc. v. Burgess
2007 U.S Dist. LEXIS 20516 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2007)
Audi AG v. D'Amato
381 F. Supp. 2d 644 (E. D. Mich. 2005), aff’d, 469 F.3d 534 (6th Cir. 2006); 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6357 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 30, 2007) (plaintiffs’ request for attorney’s fees)
Australian Gold, Inc. v. Hatfield
436 F.3d 1228 (10th Cir. 2006)
Avlon Indus. v. Robinson
69 U.S.P.Q.2d 1254 (N.D. Ill. 2003) (denying motion to dismiss), 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5552 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 8, 2005) (granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on dilution)
Bayer Corp. v. Custom School Frames, LLC
259 F. Supp. 2d 503 (E.D. La. 2003)
Bayer Healthcare, LLC v. Nagrom, Inc.
2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19454 (D. Kan. Sept. 7, 2004)
Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. v. Lavalle
2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23117 (N.D. Tex. Dec. 3, 2002)
Best Vacuum, Inc. v. Ian Design, Inc.
2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9795 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 18, 2005) (plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction); 2006 WL 3486879 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 29, 2006) (defendant’s motion for summary judgment)
Bigstar Entm't, Inc. v. Next Big Star, Inc.
105 F. Supp. 2d 185 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
Bijur Lubricating Corp. v. Devco Corp.
332 F. Supp. 2d 722 (D.N.J. 2004)
Bosley Medical Inst. v. Kremer
2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8336 (S.D. Cal. Apr. 29, 2004), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 403 F.3d 672 (9th Cir. 2005)
Brookfield Communications Inc. v. W. Coast Entm't Corp.
174 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 1999)
Carl v. bernardjcarl.com
Chatam Int'l, Inc. v. Bodum, Inc.
157 F. Supp. 2d 549 (E.D. Pa. 2001) (summary judgment), aff’d, 40 Fed. Appx. 685 (3d Cir. 2002)
Checkpoint Sys., Inc. v. Check Point Software Techs., Inc.
104 F. Supp. 2d 427 (D.N.J. 2000)
Cintas Corp. v. Unite Here
2009 WL 604099 (S.D.N.Y. March 9, 2009)
Coca-Cola Co. v. Purdy
2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13443 (D. Minn. July 23, 2002) (motion for preliminary injunction), aff’d, 382 F.3d 774 (8th Cir. 2004)
Conversive, Inc. v. Conversagent, Inc.
433 F. Supp. 2d 1079, (D.C. Cal. 2006)
Designer Skin, LLC v. S & L Vitamins, Inc.
560 F. Supp. 2d 811 (D. Ariz. 2008)
Dluhos v. Strasberg
321 F.3d 365 (3d Cir. 2003) (reversing and remanding district court’s decision); 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34385 (D. N.J. June 23, 2005) (defendant’s motions for summary judgment)
Echo Drain v. Newsted
307 F. Supp. 2d 1116 (C.D. Cal. 2003)
Eli Lilly & Co. v. Natural Answers, Inc.
86 F. Supp. 2d 834 (S.D. Ind. 2000), aff’d, 233 F.3d 456 (7th Cir. 2000)
E-Stamp Corp. v. Lahoti
CV-99-9287 (C.D. Cal. June 16, 2000) (order granting permanent injunction); (Aug. 1, 2000) (order awarding attorney’s fees)
Faegre & Benson, LLP v. Purdy
70 U.S.P.Q.2d 1315 (D. Minn. 2004), aff’d, 129 Fed. Appx. 323 (8th Cir. 2005), 367 F. Supp. 2d 1238 (D. Minn. 2005) (second contempt motion)
Fairbanks Capital Corp. v. Kenney
303 F. Supp. 2d 583 (D. Md. 2003)
Finance Express, LLC v. Nowcom Corp.
564 F. Supp. 2d 1160 (C.D. Cal. 2008)
Flow Control Indus. v. AMHI, Inc.
2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9252 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 12, 2003)
Ford Motor Co. v. Lapertosa
126 F. Supp. 2d 463 (E.D. Mich. 2001)
General Motors Corp. v. Autovation Technologies, Inc.
317 F. Supp. 2d 756 (E.D. Mich. 2004)
Google Inc. v. American Blind and Wallpaper Factory, Inc.
74 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1385 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (Google’s motion to dismiss); U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32450 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 18, 2007) (Cross-motion for summary judgment)
Government Employees Insurance Co. v. Google, Inc.
330 F. Supp. 2d 700 (E.D. Va. 2004) (Google's motion to dismiss); 77 U.S.P.Q.2d 1841 (E.D. Va. Aug. 8, 2005) (Google's motion for judgment)
GreenPoint Fin. Corp. v. Sperry & Hutchinson Co.
116 F. Supp. 2d 405 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
Gregerson v. Vilana Financial, Inc.
2006 WL 3227762 (D. Minn. Nov. 7, 2006) (defendant’s motion for preliminary injunction); 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64960 (D. Minn. Aug. 31, 2007 (cross-motions for summary judgment)
Harrison v. Microfinancial, Inc.
74 U.S.P.Q.2d 1848 (D. Mass. 2005)
Hasbro, Inc. v. Clue Computing, Inc.
66 F. Supp. 2d 117 (D. Mass. 1999), aff'd, 232 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2000)
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels v. Building Champions, LLC
345 F. Supp. 2d 716 (W.D. Ky. 2004)
Horphag Research Ltd. v. Garcia
Civ. A. No. 8:99-cv-00816 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 29, 2001) (trial), aff’d in part and vacated and remanded in part, 337 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 2003); Civ. A. No. 5:00-cv-00372 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 29, 2003) (plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment), aff’d 475 F.3d 1029 (9th Cir. 2007) (upholding district court’s reconsideration of dilution claim in light of Moseley decision)
Horseshoe Bay Resort Sales Co. v. Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Improvement Corp.
53 S.W.3d 799 (Tex. Ct. App., 3d. Dist., Austin 2001)
ImOn, Inc. v. ImaginOn, Inc.
90 F. Supp. 2d 345 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
J.G. Wentworth, S.S.C. L.P. v. Settlement Funding, LLC
2007 U.S. Dist. Lexis 288 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 4, 2007)
J.K. Harris & Co. v. Kassel
62 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1926 (N.D. Cal. 2002), modified in part, 253 F. Supp. 2d 1120 (N.D. Cal. 2003)
Jews for Jesus v. Brodsky
993 F. Supp. 282 (D.N.J.), aff’d, 159 F.3d 1351 (3d Cir. 1998)
Katz v. Modiri
283 F. Supp. 2d 883 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)
Lamparello v. Falwell
360 F. Supp. 2d 768 (E.D. Va. 2004), rev’d and remanded, 420 F. 3d 309 (4th Cir. 2005)
March Madness Athletic Ass'n v. Netfire, Inc.
310 F. Supp. 2d 786 (N.D. Tex. 2003), aff’d, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 1475 (5th Cir. Jan. 24, 2005)
Mattel, Inc. v. Walking Mountain Prods.
No. CV-99-08543 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 22, 2001), aff’d, 353 F.3d 792 (9th Cir. 2003), 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 12469 (C.D. Cal. June 24, 2004) (granting defendant’s motion for attorneys fees and expenses)
Mayflower Transit, LLC v. Prince
2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6908 (D.N.J. March 30, 2004)
MCW v. badbusinessbureau.com
2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 6678 (N.D. Tex. Apr. 19, 2004)
Movado Group, Inc. v. Matagorda Ventures, Inc.
2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18196 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2000)
N. Light Tech., Inc. v. N. Lights Club
97 F. Supp. 2d 96 (D. Mass. 2000), aff’d, 236 F.3d 57 (1st Cir. 2001), cert. denied, 533 U.S. 911 (2001)
N.Y. State Soc'y of Certified Pub. Accountants v. Eric Louis Assocs.
79 F. Supp. 2d 331 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)
Network Automation, Inc. v. Advanced Sys. Concepts, Inc.
No. 10-00484 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 30, 2010) (granting defendant’s motion for preliminary injunction); No. 10-55840 (9th Cir. Mar. 8, 2011) (reversing the district court’s decision and vacating preliminary injunction against plaintiff’s use of defendant’s trademark as a search-engine keyword)
Network Network v. CBS, Inc.
54 U.S.P.Q.2d 1150 (C.D. Cal. 2000)
Nissan Motor Co. v. Nissan Computer Corp.
Northland Ins. Cos. v. Blaylock
115 F. Supp. 2d 1108 (D. Minn. 2000).
OBH, Inc. v. Spotlight Magazine, Inc.
86 F. Supp. 2d 176 (W.D.N.Y. 2000)
Palantir Tech., Inc. v. Palantir.net, Inc.
85 U.S.P.Q.2d 1764 (N.D. Ca. 2008)
Parker v. Google, Inc.
422 F. Supp. 2d 492 (E.D. Pa. 2006), aff’d, 242 Fed.Appx. 833 (3d Cir. 2007)
Pennsylvania Business Bank v. Biz Bank Corp.
2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16444 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 6, 2004)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Doughney
113 F. Supp. 2d 915 (E.D. Va. 2000) (cross motions for summary judgment); 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13421 (E.D. Va. Aug. 31, 2000) (motion for attorney’s fees); 263 F.3d 359 (4th Cir. 2001)
Petmed Express, Inc. v. Medpets.com, Inc.
336 F. Supp. 2d 1213 (S.D. Fla. 2004)
Planned Parenthood Fed’n of Am., Inc. v. Bucci
1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3338 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 19, 1997), aff’d, 152 F.3d 920 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 525 U.S. 834 (1998)
Playboy Enters., Inc. v. Netscape Communications, Inc.
55 F. Supp. 2d 1070 (C.D. Cal. 1999) (plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction), aff’d, 202 F.3d 278 (9th Cir. 1999), 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13418 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 14, 2000) (defendants’ motions for summary judgment), rev’d, 354 F.3d 1020 (9th Cir. 2004)
Promatek Indus. v. Equitrac Corp.
300 F.3d 808 (7th Cir. 2002)
Savannah Coll. of Art and Design, Inc. v. Houeix
369 F. Supp. 2d 929 (S.D. Ohio 2004) (bench trial), 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9022 (S.D. Ohio Apr. 22, 2005) (denying defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees)
Savin Corp. v. Savin Group
68 U.S.P.Q.2d 1893 (S.D.N.Y. 2003), aff’d in part and rev’d in part, 391 F.3d 439 (2d Cir. 2004)
Scholastic, Inc. v. Escolastica.com
2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 11106 (4th Cir. Jun. 7, 2004)(unpublished)
Simon Prop. Group L.P. v. mySimon, Inc.
104 F. Supp. 2d 1033 (S.D. Ind. 2000) (motion in limine), 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 852 (S.D. Ind. Jan. 24, 2001) (parties’ post-trial motions), rev’d, 282 F.3d 986 (7th Cir. 2002)
SMC Promotions, Inc. v. SMC Promotions
355 F. Supp. 2d 1127 (C.D. Cal. 2005)
Soilworks, LLC v. Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.
2008 WL 3286975 (D. Ariz. Aug. 7, 2008)
Standard Process, Inc. v. Banks
554 F.Supp.2d 866 (E.D. Wis. 2008)
Stayart v. Yahoo! Inc.
2009 WL 2840478 (E.D. Wis. Aug. 28, 2009) (granting defendant’s motion to dismiss); --- F.3d ----, 2010 WL 3785147 (7th Cir. Sept. 30, 2010) (affirming the district court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint)
Strange Music, Inc. v. Strange Music, Inc.
326 F. Supp. 2d 481 (S.D.N.Y 2004)
Strick Corp. v. Strickland
162 F. Supp. 2d 372 (E.D. Pa. 2001)
Suarez Corp. Indus. v. Earthwise Tech.
2008 WL 4934055 (W.D. Wash. Nov. 14, 2008)
Sullivan v. CBS Corp.
385 F.3d 772 (7th Cir. 2004)
Tdata Inc. v. Aircraft Technical Publishers
411 F. Supp. 2d 901 (S.D. Ohio 2006)
Trans Union LLC v. Credit Research, Inc.
142 F. Supp. 2d 1029 (N.D. Ill. 2001)