Although El Lay mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a deadline of eviction at midnight last night for the Occupy protestors currently camped outside of City Hall, it looks as though the group has retaliated - by seeking a federal court injunction to block their removal!
According to the complaint, the city's anti-camping measure is up to the "whim of the police," and want the court to address "an unconstitutional deprivation of access to a traditional public forum, the south lawn of City Hall, for First Amendment activity."
On Wednesday, a judge denied Christian Louboutin's request for a preliminary injunction against YSL because he thinks Louboutin would have a hard time proving why his shoes deserve trademark protection.
"Because in the fashion industry color serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition, the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection, even if it has gained enough public recognition in the market to have acquired secondary meaning."
He has a point there. Trademarking a color is kinda ridiculous.
Abercrombie & Fitch is suing a Florida retail chain for allegedly jacking their Hollister seagull logo.
According to the court docs filed in Miami, Surf Style used a flying seagull that was "identical, or nearly identical, and confusingly similar to A&F’s seagull mark".
Abercrombie gave them a chance to avoid a suit by sending them a cease-and-desist letter in May 2010. Surf Style made an agreement with the preppy clothing company to stop using the rat with wings in July, but never followed through.
Now, A&F is not only seeking an injunction against the basic t-shirt company, but also wants them to destroy the infringing products and pay them in monetary damages.
A lawyer for Surf Style thinks the lawsuit is ridiculous since seagulls are so closely related to the beach.
Wow! We've lost count how many times this has happened now!
George Clinton, a legend in funk music, is suing The Black Eyed Peas for allegedly sampling one of his songs on their track, Shut Up.
The song was first featured on their 2003 album, Elephunk, but has spawn several remixes since then, including one that appeared on the deluxe edition of The E.N.D. album. According to Clinton's lawsuit, the group used elements of George's song (Not Just) Knee Deep on this remix.
As he insists that he never granted the group permission to use the song, he's suing will.i.am and Fergie, along with Universal Music Group for copyright infringement damages and an injunction to block further sales of the remixes.
We hate to break it to them, but George does have a point. The remix does sound a lot like his funky hit.
Take a listen to George's song and The Peas remix (above) and tell us what U think? Does George have a case?