Representative Cases

United States Supreme Court

  • New York Times Co. v. Tasini, Case No. 00-201 (amicus brief; copyright infringement)

United States Courts of Appeals

  • E & J. Gallo Winery v. Proximo Spirits, Inc., 9th Circuit Case Nos. 12-15905 and 12-17117 (trade dress infringement)
  • Thanco Products and Imports, Inc. v. Kontos, 5th Cir. Case No. 4:08-cv-03046 (trademark infringement)
  • Greenberg v. Nat’l Geographic Soc’y, 11th Cir. Case No. 00-10510 (copyright infringement)

United States District Courts

  • Yesh Music, LLC v. Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., E.D.N.Y. Case No. 16-cv-4539 (copyright infringement)
  • Cengage Learning, Inc. v. Davis Textbooks, E.D. Cal. Case No. 2:15-CV-02401-TLN-AC (copyright infringement)
  • Adam George v. Wheels Financial Group, C.D. Cal. Case No. 16-cv-00608 (copyright infringement)
  • Grand Prize Network, LLC v. Iddiction Inc., N.D. Cal. Case No. 14-cv-4384 (copyright and trademark infringement)
  • Ebates Performance Mktg. v. Integral Techs., Inc., N.D. Cal. Case No. 03:12-cv-06488-JST (copyright and trademark infringement)
  • Stross v. ZipRealty, Inc., E.D. Tex. Case No. 1:13-cv-00419-SS (copyright infringement)
  • Candler v. Carter, E.D. Cal. Case No. 2:13-cv-02072 (copyright infringement)
  • Twentieth-Century Fox Film Corp. v. Renegade Classics, C.D. Cal. Case No. 10-cv-08565 (copyright and trademark infringement)
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Proximo Spirits, Inc., E.D. Cal. Case No. 1:10-cv-00411-LJO-JLT (trade dress infringement)
  • Quigley v. Guvera IP Pty. Ltd., N.D. Cal. Case No. 10-cv-3569-CRB (copyright and trademark infringement)
  • Align Tech., Inc. v. OrthoClear, Inc., N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:06-cv-02828-SC (trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition)
  • Align Tech., Inc. v. Miller, N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:05-cv-03418-MMC (trademark infringement)
  • Align Tech., Inc. v. OrthoClear, Inc., N.D. Cal. Case No. 3:05-cv-02948-MMC (trademark infringement, false advertising, unfair competition)
  • Auscape Int’l v. Nat’l Geographic Soc’y, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:02-cv-06441-LAK-HBP (copyright infringement)
  • Sally Faulkner v. Nat’l Geographic Soc’y, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:1999-cv-12488 (copyright infringement)
  • BP Chemicals, Ltd. v. Jiangsu SOPO Corp. (Group) Ltd., E.D. Mo. Case No. 99-cv-323 (trade secret misappropriation)
  • Douglas Faulkner v. Nat’l Geographic Soc’y, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:1997-cv-09361 (copyright infringement)
  • Ward v. Nat’l Geographic Soc’y, S.D.N.Y. Case No. 1:99-cv-12385 (copyright infringement)
  • Greenberg v. Nat’l Geographic Soc’y, S.D. Fla. Case No. 97-03924-cv-JAL (copyright infringement)

State Courts

  • Marin Sun Farms, Inc. v. CJS Associates, LLC, Sonoma Superior Court Case No. SCV-258302 (commercial dispute)
  • Skrylnikov v. Does 1 though 100, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 113CV240074 (Cal. Penal Code § 502)
  • Align Technology, Inc. v. OrthoClear, Inc., San Francisco Superior Court Case No. 05-438361 (trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition)
  • Bay Materials, LLC v. Align Technology, Inc., San Mateo Superior Court Case No. CIV-448445 (Uniform Commercial Code dispute)
  • New World TMT Limited v. PrediWave Corp., Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 104-cv-020369 (commercial dispute)

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

  • E & J. Gallo Winery v. Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine Limited, TTAB Opposition No. 91209379 (opposition proceeding)
  • Sweet Maria’s Coffee, Inc. v. Prostar Services, Inc., TTAB Cancellation No. 92061992 (cancellation proceeding)

World Intellectual Property Organization

  • Splunk Inc. v. Domain Privacy Service FBO Registrant/ Charles Keane,  WIPO Case No. D2014-0555 (UDRP proceeding)
  • Splunk Inc. v. Domains By Proxy, LLC / Eric Irvin, WIPO Case No. D2014-0554 (UDRP proceeding)