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  1. Google Not Responsible for Policing YouTube Content: French Court

    TF1 sued YouTube and Dailymotion back in 2008 for intellectual property abuse, seeking damages for alleged copyright infringement on sports and movies that were uploaded to YouTube by users. And in 2005, they lost their appeal on the trademark case...

  2. Google’s Rosetta Stone AdWords Woes Continue as Case Reopened

    Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google, first filed in 2009 and dismissed by a Virginia court in August 2010, has been revived by a federal appeals court. At issue: whether the sale of trademarked search keywords to the...

  3. Court: Bidding on Competitor's Name OK in AdWords, adCenter

    Google AdWords is no stranger to trademark infringement law suits. Buying ads based on a competitor's name doesn't violate trademark law, a court has ruled, overturning a lawsuit over AdWords and adCenter ads displaying trademarked names.

  4. Trademark Law - What Search Marketers Should Know, Part 1

    With a growing number of trademark infringement lawsuits against search engines, and a general ignorance by state and federal legislators on the true application of trademark law itself, few legal guidelines are currently in place for search...

  5. Search and the Law: Professor Eric Goldman

    Because of such wide online proliferation of "benign infringement" of intellectual property in user-generated content (UGC) sites, do you think businesses will become inclined to have a more flexible stance on going after benign users?

  6. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Take the case with trademarks search ads – if there's a likelihood of consumer confusion being caused by the particular use, then there is a possibility of a trademark infringement. One of the issues the courts are struggling with is, is there a...

  7. Search and the Law: Attorney Clarke Douglas Walton

    I don't believe that bidding on a trademark as a keyword constitutes a real use in commerce, and thus wouldn't qualify as trademark infringement. The increase of user-generated content online has resulted in a heavy rise of copyright and trademark...

  8. Copyright Law: What Search Marketers Should Know (Part 1)

    It won't help you with other legal problems, such as trademark, domain, or online reputation infringement issues. Copyright infringement (aka "copyright violation"), as defined by Copyright Law of the United States of America, occurs when a person...

  9. Copyrights, Trademarks and Search Engines

    Using someone else's trademark in the metadata, even if it didn't affect the ranking in the search engines, could still be considered infringement," added Matt Naeger, Vice President and General Counsel at IMPAQT.

  10. U.S. District Court Judge Issues Written Decision in Geico v. Google AdWords Case

    The judge found that there was infringement where the terms were used in the text of sponsored ads.In a ruling issued on Monday [8/8/05], Judge Brinkema ruled that GEICO had ? In her written ruling, she stated that the evidence "refutes the...