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Model prevails on a trademark dispute.

Model prevails on a trademark dispute.

The dispute was between two models using the same stage name, “Elizabeth Sky.” The defendant allegedly went on a campaign on the Internet that tried to destroy the other model’s social networking presence. Interestingly, the court awarded damages to the plaintiff because of harm caused by various websites and social networks that removed the plaintiff’s information “for fear of being sued.” According to Venkat Balasubramani at Technology & Marketing Law Blog, it is very rare for a plaintiff to get damages in such a situation. But in this case, the litigation seemed to work since the defendant didn’t even show up and the real Elizabeth Sky got paid.

Emily Wolf

Emily T. Wolf is a third year student at Fordham University School of Law. She grew up in North Dakota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in biology. She hopes to pursue a career in advocating for reproductive justice.