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Palladium Books v. Trion Worlds Inc. Rifts Trademark Case Resolved!

Update: The judge signed the order today. The case is dismissed! After months of wrangling, the trademark case between Trion Worlds Inc. and Palladium Books is effectively over. For those just joining this legal party, Palladium Books sued Trion Worlds Inc. over its use of the term “Rift” in the new MMORPG “Rift: Plane of […]

Trion Worlds v. Palladium Books Trial Date Set

A quick update on the Trion Worlds v. Palladium Books Inc.  trademark case.  After a long silence from the court, some really dull pre-trial motion paperwork appeared today with one useful piece of information; a trial date. Though lightening-fast by American legal standards it is well after the new year. The case goes before a […]

Battlefoam Brigade and Special Ops Brigade Website Similarities--A Concerted Attempt at Astroturfing

Battlefoam Brigade and Special Ops Brigade Website Similarities–A Concerted Attempt at Astroturfing

I hate astroturfing. Astroturfing, for those that do not know, is an act of media manipulation where a party tries to stimulate a grass-roots community response. Usually by dropping hints in the ears of people respected in the community about a given topic or  trying to steer conversations in forums with sock-puppet forum posts.  I […]

Battlefoam Foam Laser Cutting Patent Application Document

Battlefoam, an Arizona-based seller of laser-cut foam blocks for miniature transport sent an unusual lawyer letter to Sabol Designs, another seller of cut foam for miniature transport and storage. Click on the link for the full text, but it essentially asks Sabol to track all sales of all infringing products. This will allow Battlefoam to […]

Palladium v. Trion Worlds Update: Mediation

The Palladium v. Trion World lawsuit took a surprise turn today with both parties filing a joint request to enter mediation. If approved, both parties avoid a trial.   The judge has not signed off on the order yet, but since both defendant and plaintiff submitted the request, I think approval likely.   The deadline for […]

Battle Foam v. Outrider Hobbies Trademark Case–The Judge Ruled and the Case is Over

The New Hampshire court ruled today on the Battle Foam v. Outrider Hobbies trademark infringement case. For those coming late to this legal party, Battle Foam sued Outrider Hobbies claiming trademark infringement regarding their respective lines of custom cut foam blocks for miniature transportation. Today, the court dismissed the case against Outrider. As in the […]

Palladium Books Files Counter Claim Against Trion Worlds And Requests a Jury Trial

I thought the ongoing legal saga between Palladium Books and Trion Worlds went on hiatus until the September court date.  I was wrong.  Palladium Books dropped some new filings on the California court today. There are many documents, but the two primary ones are a counter-claim document that seeks injunctive relief for Trion World’s alleged […]

Trion Worlds v. Palladium Books Trademark Case Has A Start Date

That date is September 10, 2010.  Looks like we have to endure a long summer of speculation and forum wars before the case even starts.   Although, the long delay may give all the involved parties a chance to hash out a solution. (Pure speculation on my part. I have no information that negotiations between the […]

Trion Worlds v. Palladium Books Trademark Counter-Suit

The lawsuit filed by Palladium Books against Trion Worlds over the “Rifts” trademark case is over. The judge dismissed it last week for lack of jurisdiction. This week we see movement on the counter-suit filed by Trion Worlds against Palladium Books regarding the same trademark in a California court. Trion argues that the trademark “Rifts” […]

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