On April 29, 2010, in the case of I ZR 69/08, the German
Federal Supreme Court examined whether Google thumbnail images violated German
copyright law. The decision echoes the cases of Perfect
10, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc. , 508 F.3d 1146 (9th Cir. Cal. 2007) and
v. Google , 242 Fed. Appx...
on Facebook & MySpace are Protected Information
A Judge ruled that Facebook wall postings and MySpace
comments may not be subpoenaed based on the 1986 Stored Communications Act which is the same statute
before the US Supreme Court in Quon v. Arch Wireless . US District Judge Margaret...
Viacom lost its $1 billion lawsuit against Google and
YouTube for alleged copyright infringement when a judge granted summary
judgment. YouTube's defense was that it used the "safe harbor"
protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) where YouTube would
NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A "general awareness"
of infringing activity on its Web site is not sufficient to find YouTube Inc.
guilty of any copyright infringement claims, a New York federal judge ruled
June 23, granting the online video-sharing service's motion for summary
On September 14, 2010, Google is set to change its controversial
AdWords policy for Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and most of the rest of
Europe. 1 In recent years, Google has systematically
altered its AdWords trademark policy - both geographically and in substance -
with a tendency toward...
It is not too early to wax nostalgic about the Internet
and trademark infringement. It seems so long ago that the Ninth Circuit, in
discussing metatags and initial interest confusion, said:
Using another's trademark in
one's metatags is much like posting a sign with another's trademark...
By Daniel T. Rockey
an opinion that will cause many companies to rethink their Internet
advertising strategies, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held in Network
Automation, Inc. v. Advanced Systems Concepts , Inc. , Case No.
10-55840 (March 8, 2011) [ enhanced version / unenhanced version ...
According to a recent complaint filed by the Authors Guild, several Universities and the HathiTrust are engaging in "...one of the largest
copyright infringements in history." The lawsuit concerns Google's on-going digitization
of university library collections and orphan works. The complaint...
By Darren Meale , Associate and Anthony Trenton , Partner
SNR Denton UK LLP
of Justice of the European Union (the CJ) has broadly approved the use by
advertisers of their competitors' famous trade marks to trigger the display of
sponsored listings on search engines
Rosetta Stone's trademark/keyword lawsuit
against Google was given new life today when the Fourth Circuit vacated in part
an order granting Google summary judgment. Rosetta
Stone v. Google, Inc ., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 7082 (4th Cir. 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ...
By Douglas "Doug" D. Salyers , James Moore Bollinger , Mark S. VanderBroek and Michael "Mike" D. Hobbs Jr.
In Rosetta Stone v. Google [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently clarified the legal standard...
SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five
full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial
verdict yesterday in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google
Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. ,
No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.;...
By Dabney Carr
The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Rosetta Stone v. Google , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 7082 (4 th Cir. April 9, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], discussed here , has apparently not chilled the EDVA's willingness to grant summary judgment in trademark...
Letters are always getting in the way of social harmony. Remember
the Louis Armstrong song, Let's Call the
Whole Thing Off:
like potato and I like potahto
like tomato and I like tomahto,
Dang letters always causing some kind of disagreement! If Louis
were alive today, he might...
SAN FRANCSICO - (Mealey's) After seven
days of deliberation, a California federal jury yesterday acquitted Google Inc. of
patent infringement claims levied by Oracle America Inc. ( Oracle America
Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.; See 5/21/12, Page 4).
( Verdict available. Document...
No offense to you, Jessica Simpson, but since your pregnancy/baby's birth, you're in far too many places. Here she is this morning on CNN.com,
between the major headlines, "Scientists confirm 'old person smell'" (finally!)
and "Kid feels 'dizzaaay,' hilarity ensues"...
By Fitch Even attorney Alisa C. Simmons
On May 31, 2012, the district court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. , a significant case in copyright law. The court held that copyright cannot protect the names used in the Java programming language...
Rosetta Stone Ltd. v.
Google, Inc ., 676 F.3d 144 (4th Cir. 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] presented
the Fourth Circuit with challenging questions involving federal trademark
infringement and dilution claims in the context of Google's keyword advertising
By Megan Rahman
Rosetta Stone Inc. and Google Inc. settled their trademark infringement suit Wednesday [Oct. 31st] in the Eastern District of Virginia (case no. 1:09-cv-00736). The suit, filed by Rosetta Stone (and previously posted about here and here and here ), revolved around the treatment of...
- Google Inc. was hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit on Nov. 21 when a
Seattle-based software development firm alleged that the Internet and
technology giant infringed its trademark with the "Ripples" feature
on its Google+ social network (RIPL Corp. v. Google Inc., No. 2...