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Border Measures: Another Mechanism for Protection of Trademarks

By Germán Marín and Rosa Margarita Santacruz Decision 486 of 2000 of the Commission of the Andean Community of Nations -norm that rules trademarks in Colombia- in its Article 250 provides that "the owner of a trademark who has valid grounds for suspecting that an operation of...

Ninth Circuit Provides Important Guidance for Analyzing Internet Keyword Trademark Infringement

By Jeffrey A. Simmons ( jsimmons@foley.com ) In March 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an important decision addressing the circumstances in which the use of keywords for Internet searches can constitute trademark infringement. The court's opinion in Network Automation...

Picking on the Little Guy? Asserting Trademark Rights Against Fans, Emulators, and Enthusiasts

By David E. Armendariz Excerpt from Picking on the Little Guy? Asserting Trademark Rights Against Fans, Emulators, and Enthusiasts , 90 Tex. L. Rev. 1259 (April, 2012) We live in a time of robust trademark 1 protection, but the fact that a trademark owner has a right does not mean the owner should...