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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


KSR based renewed motion on obviousness is a winner
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 26 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court grant of a post-KSR renewed summary judgment on obviousness (after denying a pre-KSR motion


You twit face! Protecting your IP in the world of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook: a practical protection guide for the IP owner
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

Social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook present significant opportunities for individuals and businesses to communicate with extensive numbers of people in ways never before envisioned


DC court issues injunction against FilmOn X for its Aereo-like tv-streaming service - increasing legal confusion over TV public performance rights
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2013

The US District Court in Washington DC issued a decision earlier this month, enjoining the operation of the television streaming service FilmOn X


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


Olympians sue Samsung over the unauthorized use of their names and likenesses in connection with a Facebook application
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2012

Eighteen of our nation’s greatest athletes, including Olympians Mark Spitz, Greg Louganis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Janet Evans, Dara Torres, and Amanda Beard, have joined together to sue the Samsung Corporation and its related entities (Samsung) over the alleged misappropriation of their names and likenesses in connection with a Facebook application


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


MoFo Tech: SpringSummer 2013
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2013

Behind every trend are new complications. And, often, laws trying to flatten the wrinkles the trends have wrought. Look at social media, for example


UMG v. Augusto: allowing the sale of promotional CDs under the first sale doctrine could affect much more than the music industry
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2008

In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for technology licenses of all types, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently held that the first sale doctrine permits a recipient of promotional CDs to sell them online without violating the license pursuant to which the CDs were distributed and without being liable for copyright infringement