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Nakedbus, a more eye-catching title than Adwords

  • ENSafrica
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  • South Africa
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  • August 19 2014

If a South African court ever gets to consider an Adword trade mark case there will be plenty of foreign case law to guide it. An Adword case is one

Social media alone does not create personal jurisdiction

  • Holland & Knight LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 13 2014

Judge Dow granted defendant WoundRight Technologies’ (“WoundRight”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in

Thredbo trade mark case highlights the difficulty of using a geographic place as a brand name

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia
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  • August 8 2014

Online accommodation booking business ThredboNet Marketing Pty Ltd (ThredboNet) offers accommodation at the Thredbo village skiing resort, and uses

Duke, Hershey, and Winston: who gets to trademark a famous name?

  • Thompson Coburn LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 5 2014

Common sense tells you that you can always use your own name. But under Trademark Law, that's not always true. Three recent cases illustrate this

Internet marketer wins the legal right to use the place name: Thredbo

  • Cordato Partners
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  • Australia
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  • July 30 2014

Hotels and resorts regularly complain to hotel internet marketers to stop using 'their' place name to market other accommodation. Thredbo Alpine

IPT alert: more changes for Google trade marks policy in Australia

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • July 30 2014

From 28 July 2014, Google will permit Australian advertisers use a trade mark in the text of an advertisement if: they are a reseller of goods and

Local public recognition of trademark not required to defeat cybersquatters

  • Kim & Chang
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  • South Korea
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  • July 28 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that foreign companies are not required to prove the local public recognition of their trademark within South Korea in order to recover a domain name comprising or including their trademark

Appeal dismissed: no passing off, no violation of official mark provisions for incorporating acronym and official mark into domain names

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 28 2014

ICBC adopted a number of official marks, including the acronym “ICBC”. Stainton Ventures Ltd. (Stainton) operates a commercial website called

eBay settles litigation over online sales of counterfeit goods

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • France
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  • July 24 2014

If the people trying to imitate designer goods thought they could get away with selling their fake goods online, they were wrong and they

Choose and use your (ad)words with care

  • AJ Park
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  • New Zealand
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  • July 2 2014

In the recent case ofInterCity Group (NZ) Ltd v Nakedbus NZ Ltd, a key lesson emerged: a competitor can effectively use your trade mark as a Google