7th Circuit: Lanham Act Dispute Over Drink Ad Properly Dismissed

(July 6, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge did not err in dismissing Lanham Act claims levied by the holder of the world record holder for “hacky sack,” the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed June 30 (Johannes T. Martin v. Living Essentials LLC, No. 16-1370, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12057).

(Decision available. Document #16-160718-003Z.)

According to the panel of Circuit Judges William J. Bauer, Joel M. Flaum and Michael S. Kanne, plaintiff Johannes T. Martin’s “take” on the television advertisement by defendant Living Essentials...
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