FC: The good guys win one: Unicom foiled in noisome trademark lawsuit

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 15:46:10 PST

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    Veteran unicom.com owner sued by firm with new Unicom trademark
    Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 15:08:03 -0800
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    From: "James S. Tyre" <jstyreat_private>
    Subject: Re: FC: Veteran unicom.com owner sued by firm with new Unicom 
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    I'm pleased to tell you that we have an early victory in Unicom v. Rosenthal.
    There are plenty of things wrong with the Complaint, including the 
    substance of Plaintiff's trademark claims.  But what was most wrong about 
    it was that it was filed here in Los Angeles, when Plaintiff knew that Chip 
    lives in Austin, and has no meaningful ties to California.
    Yesterday, the Court entered its order dismissing the Complaint for lack of 
    personal jurisdiction.  Chip has the Order up at 
    http://save.unicom.com/docs/20020204-order.pdf.  Obviously, we don't know 
    yet if Plaintiff will appeal, drop the matter, refile in Austin or follow 
    some other path, but getting the case out of the wrong court is, at the 
    least, a very positive step.
    James S. Tyre                               mailto:jstyreat_private
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    Co-founder, The Censorware Project             http://censorware.net
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