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The latest keyword advertising battle: the 10th Circuit finds no infringement based on use of another’s trademark to generate sponsored advertisements
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 15 2013

Over the past few years, numerous trademark infringement suits have been filed over keyword advertising. Last month, the 10th Circuit weighed in on


NewtGingrich.com: a lesson in defensive domain name registration and maintenance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 22 2011

Not only is Newt Gingrich slipping in recent polls in his efforts to become the presidential nominee for the Republic Party, but he now has a domain name problem


International organizations join the opposition to ICANN’s new gTLD program
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, USA
  • December 20 2011

ICANN will start accepting applications for new gTLDs on January 12, 2012


gTLD launch: an update on the TAS interruption
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • May 16 2012

As previously posted, ICANN’s TLD application system (“TAS”) has been plagued by a “technical glitch ” that has caused the online application system for new generic top level domains (gTLDs) to be taken offline in order to protect the confidential information of the applicants


A new domain name system is coming are you ready?
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global
  • June 21 2011

Following years of debate and discussion, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced yesterday at a special meeting in Singapore that it had approved a plan to bring sweeping changes to the Internet’s generic top level domain (gTLD) structure


Trademark enforcement, trademark “bullies” and social media
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

A few weeks ago, while in Montpelier, Vermont, I stumbled upon a Farmer’s Market that featured a wealth of Vermont made, grown and raised art, produce and meats


Pre-register your .xxx domain names now
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

Although .xxx domain names will not become generally available to the public until December 6, 2011, many registrars are offering pre-registration of these domain names now


Google AdWords decision in Europe: trademark owners may prevent competitors from using trademarks as keywords
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 27 2011

Remember last year when the European Union’s Court of Justice ruled that Google did not violate European Union law by selling trademarks as keywords and thereby permitting advertisers to purchase and use keywords corresponding to their competitor’s trademarks in Google ads?


Google AdWords litigation trademark holders denied class certification in U.S. lawsuits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 5 2011

In the latest Google AdWords decision, a U.S. Federal District Court judge in Texas refused to certify two classes of advertisers who filed separate infringement suits against Google Inc


Fourth Circuit resurrects Rosetta Stone’s challenge to Google’s AdWords program
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

On Monday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the district court’s decision ending Rosetta Stone’s trademark infringement case against Google