Law Firm's Iranian-Targeted Ads Didn't Flout TM, Judge Finds

Law360, New York (February 9, 2015, 3:58 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday nixed claims that Mesriani Law Group ripped off an Iranian-American marketing firm’s trademark by using similar “08” sequences in its telephone number in advertising campaigns directed to Iranian customers, saying the customers know the firms offer totally different services.

U.S. District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew dismissed without prejudice federal trademark infringement, intentional interference with economic relations and negligent interference with economic relations claims in the suit filed by Ketab Corp., but tossed with prejudice federal unfair competition and state law...
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