Month: May 2016

  • Case of the Day: Fleischer Studios v. AVELA

    The case of the day is Fleischer Studios, Inc. v. AVELA, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2016). Fleischer and Hearst Holdings, Inc. sued AVELA for trademark infringement in the English High Court. The court issued an “Interim Award” in favor of the plaintiffs. AVELA sought a stay pending appeal, but the Court of Appeal in the UK […]

  • Case of the Day: Avotiņš v. Latvia

    The case of the day is Avotiņš v. Latvia (ECHR 2016). Pēteris Avotiņš, an investment consultant residing in Latvia, had borrowed $100,000 from F.H. Ltd., a Cyprus company. FH sued in the Limassol (Cyprus) District Court, alleging that Avotiņš had failed to pay. The Cyprus court granted leave to serve the summons on Avotiņš outside […]

  • Case of the Day: Freedom Watch v. OPEC

    Today’s case of the day, Freedom Watch v. OPEC (D.C. Cir. 2016), is, most likely, the last installment in this long-running service of process dispute. I have covered the case several times before. Here once again is my description of the facts: Freedom Watch, a right-wing organization that accuses the “Obama-Clinton regime” of “using the […]

  • Welcome to Globalit!

    Readers, check out Eric Sherby’s new blog, Globalit. Eric’s an excellent Israeli lawyer, originally from New York, and I’ve had the pleasure to get to know him a little through our work together on an ABA newsletter. The name of the blog, Globalit, is a nice pun, though one that needs a little explanation in […]

  • Case of the Day: Andover Healthcare v. 3M

    The case of the day is Andover Healthcare, Inc. v. 3M Co. (8th Cir. 2016). Andover and 3M were competitors in the market for latex-free bandages. In 2013, Andover sued 3M for patent infringement in Delaware and in Germany. Andover’s European patent (EP 1 027 084 B1) claimed “a cohesive product comprising … an inherently […]