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A new weapon to combat cybersquatting: file suit against domain registrars and hosting companies

  • Wilson Elser
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2015

Cybersquatting, under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), 15 U.S.C. 1125(d), is registering, trafficking in, or using an

Mary Kay files trademark lawsuit against internet coupon giant RetailMeNot

  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

Earlier this month, the cosmetics multi-level marketer Mary Kay Inc. ("Mary Kay") sued Internet coupon company RetailMeNot, Inc. ("RetailMeNot") in a

Canadian internet law update 2014

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

Unicast SA v. South Asian Broadcasting Corp. Inc., 2014 FC 295, involved an application to expunge the respondent’s RED FM trademark registered

Trademark, copyright & false advertising newsletter - Winter 2015

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2015

Courts have long recognized that a trademark owner can make small changes to its mark without losing priority. This doctrineknown as

Do you still rely on Yelp reviews after hearing that Yelp sues astroturfers?

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 6 2015

Yelp's lawsuit alleges a breach of the ToS (Terms of Service) by the defendants who "try to game the system and undermine that trust, by building

Yelp sues over fake review services

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2015

Yelp is taking action against Web sites that offer to help businesses improve their reviews and ratings, filing suit against three individuals for

“Use it or lose it”: service mark registration canceled when application supported only by advertising

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 5 2015

On March 2, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its first-ever ruling addressing use requirements for registering service

Federal Circuit rules launching a website or other advertising alone is not service mark “use”

  • McCarter & English LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2015

You must actually render the services you claim in connection with your service mark before you file your federal use-based registration application

Commentary: trademarking tragedy

  • Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 22 2015

It may not seem intuitive to connect intellectual property rights with a human tragedy, but indeed, the two intersect more often than we realize. This

Status updates - 16 January 2015

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2015

The founder of the Lagunitas Brewing Company decided to drop a lawsuit that he’d filed against Sierra Nevada for trademark infringement after beer