Beats Fails To Bar Sale Of Rival's Headphones

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 6:10 PM EST) -- Beats Electronics LLC, a company co-founded by rapper Dr. Dre, has lost its bid for a temporary restraining order barring rival HardCandy Cases LLC from manufacturing high-performance headphones that allegedly violate a design patent.

Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Wednesday that while Beats and its exclusive distributor Monster Cable Products Inc. have shown that they have a triable case, they have failed to prove a likelihood of success on the merits or to demonstrate irreparable...
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