RXD Media, LLC v. IP Application Development LLC et al

Filing 131

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Liam O'Grady on 6/21/2019. (See order for further details). (acha, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division RXD MEDIA,LLC, Plaintiff, Case No. l:18-cv-486 V. IP APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT et al.. Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION This matter comes before the Court on Apple's Motion for a Permanent Injunction. Dkt. 110. For the following reasons the Motion is granted. A party seeking an injunction must demonstrate "(1) it has suffered an irreparable injury; (2)remedies available at law are inadequate;(3)the balance of the hardships favors the party seeking the injunction; and (4)the public interest would not be disserved by the injunction." PBM Prods., LLC v. Mead Johnson & Co.,639 F.3d 111, 126(4th Cir. 2011). A. Irreparable Injury Typically, a party seeking an injunction must show it would suffer irreparable injury if the injunction was not granted. Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. v. Alpha of Virginia, Inc., 43 F.3d 922,938 (4th Cir. 1995). Although not going so far as to hold irreparable injury always follows from trademark infringement, the Fourth Circuit has held "irreparable injury regularly follows from trademark infringement." Id. at 939. A finding of trademark infringement coupled with evidence of actual consumer confusion may be sufficient to demonstrate irreparable injury. See id.

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