In this Emerging Issues commentary, Andrew Gold, a partner in the Oakland firm of Bogatin, Corman & Gold, discusses a recent federal court case, Crash Dummy Movie, LLC v. Mattel, Inc., 601 F.3d 1387 (Fed. Cir. 2010) . The case deals with common law...
By AMY G. MARINO & ROBERT C. VAN ARNAM ICANN OPENS UP HUNDREDS OF INTERNET DOMAIN NAME ENDINGS WHICH WILL GREATLY EXPAND WEBSITE POSSIBILITIES FOR BOTH BRAND OWNERS AND POTENTIAL INFRINGERS. The Board of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and...
by Melinda Upton and Danielle Selig
On 22 May 2013, Justice Bennett refused an application in the Federal Court of
Australia, by Cheqout Pty Ltd (Cheqout), to register the trade mark 'superman
workout'. Adopting the test relied upon by...
Basement Inc. has agreed to settle the matter with Fendi Adele SRL for $2.5
million. The suit stems from accusations that Filene's Basement sold
counterfeit goods with Fendi's trademark.
By Jeffrey A. Simmons ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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...
11. Toyota Motor Sales: Internet Shoppers Rarely Confused by Trademark Use in Domain Names
In a lively opinion displaying unusual judicial sophistication regarding the Internet, the Ninth Circuit rules that domain names buy-a-lexus.com and buyorleaselexus...
Proliferation of social media continues to stretch the
boundaries of the law and its definitions. It prompts us to apply the proven
legal concepts to new technological and social phenomena with no clear and
A good example...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 declined to grant a petition for certiorari by Tiffany (NJ) Inc. in a case in which the high-end jeweler had accused online auction site eBay Inc. of trademark infringement ( Tiffany...
By Tracy Stewart DeMarco and James Paul Williamson
The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently issued a request for comments concerning perceived overreaching trademark litigation tactics that may harm small businesses...
6. Alterations to the Design Piracy Prohibition Act: Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act ("IDPPPA")
Design piracy has long been considered a problem by some in the fashion industry and a boon by others. Other than trademarked...
1. The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act - Fashion Industry Friend or Faux?
Unlike their European Union counterparts, where protection of fashion designs has always been a part of the legal and cultural "fabric," for...
Timelines, Inc., a small Chicago-based Internet company,
has lost the first round of its legal efforts to obtain a court finding that
Facebook infringed on its
"Timelines" trademark when it announced its much-ballyhooed new
As part of its work on supporting right holders of intellectual property, the EU-China IPR2 Project publishes a series of condensed guides for European and Chinese companies seeking practical advice on how to protect their IP in China and Europe respectively...