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Dodging death by "genericide": Google staves off trade mark cancellation attempt in the US
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a decision of the Arizona District Court which summarily dismissed an action seeking


Restaurant & Hospitality Industries Update - Summer 2017
  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • USA
  • July 16 2017

Carl’s Jr. Restaurants has used its GREEN BURRITO trademark in various forms for over 600 quick-service restaurants that it owned or franchised in the


Ninth Circuit: No ‘Genericide’ for Google Trademark
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2017

On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam that Section 2(a) of the Lanham (Trademark) Actcommonly known as the “disparagement


But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2017

“Baby it’s okay, you can Google my name.” This line from T-Pain’s hit, “Bottlez,” became a focus in a recent Ninth Circuit trademark case on my


Google: testing the rules?
  • ENSafrica
  • USA
  • July 5 2017

A highly unusual thing about Google, which according to Brand Finance has now become the world’s most valuable brand (USD109.4-billion), is that it


Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 5 2017

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google


“GOOGLE” Survives Attempted Genericide
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 3 2017

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit affirmed Google Inc.’s summary judgment win in a lawsuit that sought to cancel the GOOGLE mark on the ground it has


Supreme Court Speech Rulings Protect Sex Offenders, Offensive Trademarks
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2017

June 19, 2017, was a big day for the First Amendment. In two different but equally interesting cases, the Supreme Court struck down (i) a state


No Trademark Genericide: GOOGLE Is Not “a Google”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made a point to remind trademark litigants of the relevant laws and policies pertaining to trademark


Google trade mark survives generic challenge in the US
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, USA
  • June 20 2017

A United States appeal court has recently found in favour of Google, Inc in a case that sought to argue that the word Google should lose trade mark