As reported in the Washington Post (by the Associated Press), Lamborghini has filed a trademark infringment suit against a Las Vegas casino concerning logos used at the entrance of businesses (reportedly the Dal Toro Exotic Car Showroom, Dal Toro Merchandise Gallery and Dal Toro Il Ristorante Italiano) inside the Palazzo Las Vegas Resort are imitations of the Lamborghini’s logos.

Below is the Dal Toro logo, as presented on their Facebook profile page, next to the Lamborghini logo, as presented on their website.


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As we previously posted, the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet held a Hearing on H.R. 2511 on July 15, 2011, concerning the Innovative Design Protection and Privacy Prevention Act.

The Hearing started just after 10:00 AM, and the following witnesses provided brief testimonies:


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As reported in the ITC blog, Apple filed an ITC complaint against Samsung on July 8, 2011, alleging certain portable electronic devices and related software infringe claims of U.S. 7,844,915, 7,469,381, 7,084,859, 7,920,129 and 6,956,564.  This ITC complaint follows the ITC complaint Samsung filed against Apple on June 28, 2011.  As in that complaint, this complaint also presumably relates to the ongoing dispute we have been covering between Samsung and Apple.




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Further to our coverage of the ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation, Apple filed a motion for preliminary injunction on July 1, 2011.  Apple also filed motions for an expedited trial and for shortening the time for the briefing process in the expedited trial.

On July 12, 2011, Judge Lucy Koh denied the motion to shorten time.  However, the motion for preliminary injunction and motion for an expedited trial are still pending.


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The Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet has scheduled a Hearing on H.R. 2511, the "Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act," [IDPPPA] for Friday 7/15/2011 at 10:00 A.M.

We previously posted on the IDPPPA and we will post a follow-up on Friday with details of the Hearing.


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