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Federal jury returns $1.2M verdict against Baltimore Co. firm in copyright case

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A federal jury returned a $1.2 million verdict last week against a Glen Arm-based company that used a competitor’s copyrighted photographs in its marketing materials without permission. The photographs used by Exterior Design Inc. were taken by Frances White, president of Under ...

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Rogue: American Rogue is just a scoundrel

The website for Odenton-based Celtic band The American Rogues notes the group has recorded nine albums and two DVDs and played for fans all over the world to critical acclaim during its nearly two decades of making music. There’s just one problem, according to a lawsuit filed last week: None of it is true.

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‘Fuvista’ CEO gets out of jail, but not for free

After spending two weeks in jail in three states and two countries, Creative Pipe Inc. CEO Mark T. Pappas was given a conditional release on Friday after wiring $120,000 from his corporate account to pay down earlier civil sanctions against him.

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Infringer hauled back from Belize to face civil contempt charges

After years of destroying evidence and ignoring court orders in a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit, Mark T. Pappas, CEO of Creative Pipe Inc., was arrested at his beachfront condo in Central America ...

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Protecting what is yours

A few weeks ago, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that language software maker Rosetta Stone could proceed with its lawsuit against Google over whether an Internet advertising program creates brand confusion. In 2009, Rosetta Stone sued ...

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Under Armour sues Energy Armor for infringement, cybersquatting

Under Armour Inc. is suing Energy Armor, a Florida company that makes silicone bracelets imbued with “negative ions,” accusing it of trademark infringement and cybersquatting. Baltimore-based Under Armour filed the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, claiming that ...

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