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Attorney: Preetha Suresh Rini

November 13, 2020 Preetha Suresh Rini
Posted in  Intellectual Property Per Se Violations

Can Clickbait Cause Confusion? Purchasing AdWord Did Not Constitute Trademark Infringement or an Unfair Trade Practice

In intellectual property disputes, the strength of a section 75-1.1 claim or an unfair competition claim often rises or falls with a trademark infringement claim. For instance, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 80-12 provides that a violation of state trademark law constitutes a per se violation of section 75-1.1. Additionally, while a […]

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September 22, 2020 Preetha Suresh Rini
Posted in  Choice of Law Misrepresentations Other 75-1.1 Issues

Paper Airplanes and Passing Notes: Sending a Complaint to Industry Contacts Lands a Section 75-1.1 Claim

In this week’s post, we’re taking a trip across the country to see how a federal court in Utah applied section 75-1.1. We’ve previously written about how courts outside of North Carolina interpret section 75-1.1, like this one in California, or this one in Massachusetts. Last month, the U.S. District […]

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