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Posted: December 29, 2014

Supplier Lists Not Trade Secrets

On December 19, 2014, Justice Demarest of the Kings County Commercial Division issued a decision in Knit Knit LLC v. Unitrade Enterprises, Inc., 2014 NY Slip Op. 51784(U), examining whether supplier lists constitute trade secrets. In Knit Knit LLC, the plaintiff “was engaged in purchase, importation and wholesale distribution of off-price apparel.” Among the claims... Read more »

Posted: August 13, 2014

Supreme Court Decides Special Proceeding to Enjoin Trademark Violation Despite Co-Pending Federal Trademark Action

On August 4, 2014, Justice Ramos of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Matter of Explorers Club Inc. v. Diageo PLC, 2014 NY Slip Op. 24218, granting judgment and a permanent injunction to the plaintiff in a summary proceeding brought under GBL § 135. Section 135 of the General Business Law... Read more »

Posted: July 17, 2014

Court Examines Elements of Claim for Misappropriation of Skills and Expenditures in Pinterest Lawsuit

On July 8, 2014, Justice Schweitzer of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Schroeder v. Pinterest Inc., 2014 NY Slip Op. 31809(U), illustrating the elements of a claim for misappropriation of skills and expenditures. In Schroeder, the plaintiffs claimed that the defendants used their ideas and work in creating the website Pinterest.... Read more »

Posted: April 19, 2014

Statute of Limitations for Common Law Copyright Infringement Six Years

On April 14, 2014, Justice Kornreich of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Capitol Records, LLC v. Harrison Greenwich, LLC, 2014 NY Slip Op. 24101, discussing the statute of limitations for common law copyright infringement under New York law. In Capitol Records, the plaintiff record company sued the defendant for copyright... Read more »

Posted: January 8, 2014

Claim for Misappropriation of Ideas Dismissed on Summary Judgment Because Idea Not Novel

On December 23, 2013, Justice Kapnick of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in PSKW, LLC v. McKesson Specialty Arizona Inc., 2013 NY Slip Op. 33257(U), granting defendant summary judgment to the extent the plaintiff claimed misappropriation of ideas. In PSKW, LLC, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant had misappropriated its ideas... Read more »