If I want to start using a trademark similar to someone else’s, does it matter whether other people are using similar marks? Last week, in Jack Wolfskin Ausrustung Fur Draussen Gmbh & Company KGAA v. New Millennium Sports, S.L.U., the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said “yes.”

In Jack Wolfskin, Jack

In a recent March 25, 2013 decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion ruled that the jury could draw an adverse inference against the plaintiff for his failure to preserve his Facebook account and the intentional destruction of evidence. 

The case, Gatto v. United Air