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Bikram Yoga v. Yoga to the People; Answer by Defendant Yoga to the People

Bikram Yoga v. Yoga to the People; Answer by Defendant Yoga to the People

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Jon~an
Susmal)., Esq. (SBN: 246116)
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2LA OFFI OF JORDAN SUSMAN1100 Glendon Avenue, 14th Floor3Los Angeles, California90024-3503Telephone:
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Pro Hac ice Application Pending
89Attorneys for Defendantsand Counterc1aimants
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YOGA
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PEOPLE INC.and GREGORY GUMUCIO
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and Counterc1aimants YTTP CORP.,YTTP HOT
YOGA
SEATTLE LLC,
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CHELSEA TRADITIONAL HOTYOGA LLC, and 27TH STREET HOT
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YOGA INC.
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UNITEDSTATES
DISTRICT COURTCENTRAL DISTRICT
OF
CALIFORNIA
BIKRAM
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CVII-07998
DMG (FMOx)
DEFENDANTS' ANSWER,DEFENSES
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
Pa e s
Federal Cases
Baker
v.
Selden,
101
U.S. 99,
103
(1880) ............................................................
6, 12
Choudhury
v.
Schreiber-Morrison,
6 C.D. Cal. SA-02-565 (filed June
17,
2002) ...................................................
11
7 Feist Publ'ns, Inc.
v.
Rural
Tel.
Servo
Co.,
499
U.S.
340 (1991) ........................................................................................ 8
8
Nat 'l Basketball Ass
'n
v.
Motorola, Inc.,
9
105
F.3d
841
(2dCir.1997) ............................................................................ 6
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Publications Int
'l
V.
Meredith Corp.,
88
F.3d 473 (7th Cir. 1996) ............................................................................. 6
2
13
Stern
V.
Does
No.
CV
09-01986,
2011
WL
U.S. Dist. 997230, at
*4
(C.D.
Cal.
14
Feb. 10,2011) (Gee, J.) ................................................................................... 8
15
Traffix Devices, Inc.
V.
Marketing Displays, Inc.,
532 U.S.
23
(2001) ........................................................................................
21
16
17
Statutes
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17U.S.C.§101 ........................................................................................................
3519
17
U.S.C. § 102 .......................................................................................................... 6
20
17U.S.C. § 102(b) ..................................................................................................... 6
21 17
U.S.C. §
103
.......................................................................................................... 6
22
28
U.s.C.
§
1331
......................................................................................................
3523
28
U.S.C. § 1332 ......................................................................................................
35
24
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U.S.C. § 1338 ......................................................................................................
35
25
28
U.S.C. § 1367(a) .................................................................................................
35
26
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U.S.C. § 1391(b) .................................................................................................
35
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U.S.C. § 1391(c) .................................................................................................
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U.S.C. § 1400 ......................................................................................................
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