Body Glove Can't Wipe Out Bodyboard Pro's IP Suit

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 6:29 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday mostly denied a bid by water sports product makers including Body Glove International USA LLC to dismiss a suit by professional bodyboarder Jason Bitzer, who accused them of improperly using his name and likeness to sell bodyboard products.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer denied most of the summary judgment bid by wetsuit maker Body Glove and water sports product maker Sport Dimension Inc., but the ruling allowed them to dodge claims by Bitzer’s company, Gravity’s Flaw LLC.

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