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WIPO refuses to order the transfer of worldcup2011.com to the International Rugby Board

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Global
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  • January 12 2012

In Rugby World Cup Ltd v Andreas Gyrre WIPO D2011-1520 (1 November 2011) sole panellist Robert Badgely dismissed the complaint by the International Rugby Board (IRB) against ticket reseller Euroteam AS on the basis that the domain name could not be considered confusingly similar to the IRB’s trade marks RUGBY WORLD CUP and RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011, essentially because the dominant term “rugby” was lacking in the domain name

Touchdown for video game producer over football players false endorsement claim

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • August 29 2013

Revisiting the issue of how trademark and similar rights under the Lanham Act are balanced against First Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals

Second Circuit revives trademark suit against Oprah Winfrey

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • June 27 2013

Vacating a district court’s grant of a motion to dismiss a trademark infringement claim against defendants Oprah Winfrey, Harpo, Inc. and Harpo

Boop-oop-a-doop oops! Family of Betty Boop creator loses infringement claims due to flawed chain of title

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • March 31 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s holding that the family of the creator of the 1930s cartoon character Betty Boop lacked the requisite copyright or trademark rights to prevent a company from selling merchandise featuring the Betty Boop image

Experience Jimi Hendrix, post-mortem publicity rights

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • February 28 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing a district court's ruling finding unconstitutional the provisions of the Washington

CJEU upholds decision rejecting CTM application for PHOTOS.COM

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • March 17 2014

In Getty Images (US) Inc v OHIM C-7013 P, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has upheld an EU General Court decision rejecting a

Extraterritorial application of the Lanham Act is California Dreamin’

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • August 27 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit intervened in a battle between two “Beach Boys” involving Lanham Act claims and California right of publicity claims, concluding in a case in which the plaintiff alleged conduct occurring in Great Britain affected U.S. commerce

FreemantleMedia Ltd and 19 TV Ltd (MODEL IDOL and POP IDOL): moderately similar marks and likelihood of confusion

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 28 2010

In June 2010, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) issued its decision in FreemantleMedia Ltd and 19 TV Ltd v James Fleming BL O 205 10

Tank top tussle Britney Spears as an indicator of delicious confusion

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • September 30 2010

In a decision highlighting the fact-intensive nature of trademark disputes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court reversed a grant of summary judgment but acknowledged that it was “far from certain that consumers were likely to be confused” by defendant’s use of the word DELICIOUS

The Olympics, Paralympics and London Olympics Association Rights: remedies for infringement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2010

The Olympics, Paralympics and London Olympics Association Rights (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 20102477 set out the remedial orders that a court can make, with effect from 8 November 2010, in relation to goods, materials or articles that infringe the London Olympics association right (LOAR