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Trademark Lawsuit

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

    And in 2005, they lost their appeal on the trademark case in which Google was found guilty of “trademark counterfeiting” after a complaint by French travel companies Luteciel and Viaticum. Stateside, a U.S.second circuit court of appeals panel...

  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. Yahoo Hits $610 Million Jackpot in Lottery Scam Case

    Yahoo has claimed victory in a $610 million lawsuit against a group of individuals it accused of operating a massive spam and fraud campaign. A U.S.district court in New York issued a ruling in favor of the company, ordering the defendants to pay...

  4. Adult Companies Bring Antitrust Lawsuit Against ICANN, .XXX Registry

    Two adult entertainment companies have filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the operators of the .xxx top-level domain, and the administrator of the Domain Name System (DNS), alleging violations related to the controversial TLD, AVN reported.

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

    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. Don't have comparisons with trademark infringements.

  6. Porn and Gambling: Canaries in the SEM Coal Mine?

    On the adult side, a lawsuit by an actress over the use of her name could determine the future use of brand names. MFA sites and affiliate marketing methods could change fast, as could branding and trademark usage.

  7. Search Trademark Hobby Kit

    Trademark litigation seems to be on a never-ending cycle. The suit is largely the same old story, third parties bid for positioning on protected terms like American AAdvantage, cause confusion, and take undue money away from the trademark owner.

  8. Who Owns the Brand?

    The strategy by trademark owners seems to be finding a new argument and go to court. When American launched its lawsuit against Google last summer, I thought it was going to be just another lawsuit brought by a company that doesn't understand...

  9. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    It really didn't seem that people had a fundamental understanding of where trademark and copyright laws might come into play. Wilcox, co-chair of Baker Hostetler's national intellectual property litigation practice, which includes managing and...

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

    People need to understand that for most Web site content on the Internet– original articles, text, videos, music, images, etc.somebody probably owns the copyright to that content.explains Clarke Walton, trademark attorney for the Walton Law Firm...