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O’Melveny’s Representation of Dolby in Headphone Trademark Dispute Featured in Law360

June 15, 2012

The June 13, 2012, Law360 article “Dolby Says Monster Can't Split Headphone Logo In Two,” reports on a trademark dispute between Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp. and rival Monster Cable Products Inc. over the companies’ respective lines of headphones. According to Law360,  the latest developments to the suit took place this week with Dolby filing in the Northern District of California a motion for judgment on the pleadings arguing “that it is against precedent for the court to consider components of a mark separately from one another, citing a handful of decisions by the Ninth Circuit including the 2000 decision in GoTo.Com v. Walt Disney.” O’Melveny & Myers LLP Intellectual Property & Technology trial lawyer and partner George Riley is representing Dolby in this matter.

The case is Monster Cable Products Inc. v. Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corp., case number 2:11-at-01620, in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California.