Avoiding product-name trademark infringement

In Cruise LLC et al v. Ford Motor Company,  No. 3:21-cv-05685 (N.D. Cal. July 23, 2021), two automobile companies butted heads over this trademark infringement. 

Standing in consumer class actions: TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez

The Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez tightened standing requirements for consumer class actions.

If you develop a character, copyright it

Huffman v. Activision Publishing Inc. serves as a reminder that content creators should register copyrights for the personas and characters they develop.

Innovation or Infringement: The Fine Line Between Marketing Strategy and Unfair Practices

In Insurance King Agency, Inc. v. Digital Media Solutions, media giant DMS is alleged to have deceived consumers through their ad campaigns. Don’t make the same mistake.

Rushing McCarl files Ninth Circuit appeal in sexual assault case

Rushing McCarl LLP attorneys Ryan McCarl, John Rushing, and Davit Avagyan just filed an opening brief on behalf of Jane Doe in the Ninth Circuit case Doe v. Compania Panamena de Aviacion. Doe alleges that she was the victim of an inflight sexual assault experienced while she was flying from Los Angeles to Panama.

Sloppy Settlements: What Kim v. Tinder Means for Early Class Action Settlements

The Ninth Circuit’s disapproval of a pre-certification class settlement involving Tinder signals that early class action settlements are likely to face greater scrutiny.

Use Your Trademark From Day One: Social Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc.

After the recent trademark case, Social Technologies LLC v. Apple Inc., companies should use trademarks commercially if they lose their registration.

Are Mandatory Vaccinations Legal? Yes, Here’s Why

In Klaassen vs the Trustees of Indian University,  a preliminary injunction against vaccination mandates was denied. Here is why.

Email marketing in California: Beware of anti-spam laws

Email marketing is a core component of customer outreach but businesses in California need to take care not to run afoul of the state’s strict anti-spam laws.  

California estate planning basics

Law firm Rushing McCarl LLP gave a free seminar on the basics of estate planning for California residents.