California Federal Judge Grants Dismissal Of Trade Dress Litigation

Mealey's (August 3, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A trade dress dispute over “Element Periodic Table Soap” was dismissed by a California federal judge on July 17, on jurisdiction grounds (Bubble Genius LLC v. Mariann Smith, No. 15-66, C.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93492).

(Decision available. Document #16-150803-008Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Percy Anderson of the Central District of California, plaintiff Bubble Genius LLC does not allege that defendant Mariann Smith’s website or any other website that sells the accused “It’s Elementary” soaps are targeted at Californians, and allegations that...
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