Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. The first inning of the World Series of Trademarks is in the books, and Williams-Sonoma has taken an early lead. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte says there’s still a lot of baseball left to be played. I’ll explain below. Meanwhile, the LED wars are heating up, and the Ninth Circuit says you only get one shot to bring your copying claims. As always you can email me your thoughts and follow me on Twitter.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte.

Williams-Sonoma Draws First Blood in Trademark Row

Williams-Sonoma has taken the early lead in a high-profile trademark battle with Amazon.com, but the two are still running almost neck-and-neck.

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