A Little Tardy On This One: Merck v. Merck Federal Lanham Act Name Fight First Scheduling Conference Moved To July 14

I really meant to get to this before I left town, but I’m getting to it now that I’m back in the saddle.

The first date for a meeting to schedule discovery and related matters in New Jersey’s federal District courthouse has been moved from June 2, to July 14, 2016 — at 3:30 PM EDT.

We aren’t likely to learn much in court, then — but we may get a sense of how things are shaping up elsewhere around the globe — in these same naming/internet branding disputes, in other courthouses — and whether the parties will settle, and try to hammer out a 21st Century agreement — or continue to fight on, with little in the way of clarity for either combatant.

Here’s the bit, from the PACER electronic docket:

. . . .Per counsel’s request [17], the Scheduling Conference set for 6/2/2016 is adjourned to 7/14/2016 at 3:30 p.m. in Newark – Courtroom 2C before Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer. . . .

I’ll be off-grid once again, later this week — from Thursday morning until next Monday morning — considerably more somber duties (testifying), this time.

Onward, nonetheless. . . . And do keep Orlando in your meditations. Namaste…


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