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Second Circuit clarifies “use in commerce” requirement for trademark infringement claims involving keyword advertising
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2009

On April 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a dismissal by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York of a lawsuit filed by Rescuecom Corp. against Google Inc., thus forcing Google to defend itself and its AdWords and Keyword Suggestion Tool programs against Rescuecom’s allegations of trademark infringement

Not all fun and games in copycat litigation
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

The gaming industry (and gamers) will be watching two recent US cases with great anticipation. In these cases, law suits have been brought against

Maverick Recording Co., et al. v. Harper
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision granting summary judgment to plaintiff record companies for copyright infringement, based on defendant individual’s sharing of digital audio files, but reversed the lower court’s determination that the defendant was an “innocent infringer.”

Atlantic Recording Corporation, et al. v. Howell
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2008

The federal district court in Arizona denied the plaintiff record companies’ motion for summary judgment in this peer-to-peer file sharing copyright infringement case on several grounds

Court rules politician's use of music in a political ad is satire, not a fair use parody
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

Musician Don Henley sued Charles DeVore, claiming that DeVore violated Henley's copyright in "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants To Do Is Dance."

Courts divided over whether unauthorized use of password violates the DMCA
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2010

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently held in Actuate Corp. v. International Business Machines Corp. that the unauthorized posting of passwords or license keys to copyrighted work violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by "circumventing a technological measure that effectively controls access to a copyrighted work."

Court holds that YouTube is entitled to DMCA safe harbor from claims of copyright infringement filed by copyright holders
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

A federal district court in the Second Circuit held that YouTube is entitled to the DMCA 512(c) safe harbor because it had insufficient notice of the particular infringements

TMT China Brief SummerFall 2016
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA
  • September 20 2016

On 6 July 2016, a second draft of the Cyber Security Law (Draft 2) was released to the public for comment following its second reading by the

Note to musical performersyou are only “entertaining” when you are performing live
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • September 5 2014

All of you Vine Starsyou may think you are entertaining with your online performances, but according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO

The myth of free use of social media content
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2013

Many people assume that social media embodies a big twist a broad exemption from legal liability, for everyone's benefit. There seems to be a