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9th Circuit reverses itself: clear labeling and proper design of a website may avoid initial interest confusion
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2015

On October 21, 2015, on a granted petition for panel rehearing, an opinion was filed in the case of Multi-Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., et

Unauthorized sales: the ‘material difference’ exception
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2015

Under what is known as the First Sale Doctrine, one who buys a trademarked good may ordinarily resell that product without infringing the trademark

US court "strongly recommends" mediation despite reluctance to settle in luxury goods makers' claims against Alibaba
  • Michelmores LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2015

A US judge has "strongly recommended" that a group of luxury goods makers, including Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci continue with attempts to mediate

Mobile app provider slapped with $2 million trademark infringement lawsuit
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

Last month, financial startup Ripple Labs, Inc. ("Ripple Labs") sued social networking app provider Kefi Labs, LLC ("Kefi Labs") and several of its

9th Circuit cannot make up its mind
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • November 5 2015

In a drama that certainly has not seen its curtain drop, the 9th Circuit has changed its mind twice on the same issue in the same case during a 19

Godaddy’s parked pages do not violate Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2015

On September 10, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California handed domain name registrar GoDaddy a victory against the

GoDaddy victorious in dispute over oscars and academy awards marks world trademark review
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2015

In Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences v GoDaddy.com, the US District Court for the Central District of California has entered judgment in

Ninth Circuit reverses itself, slouching away from “initial interest confusion” doctrine
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2015

Over the summer we analyzed a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that denied Amazon.com, Inc.’s (Amazon) motion for summary

With victory over MTM, Amazon can still use brand name searches
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2015

When shopping for watches on Amazon.com, you might be surprised to find that a search for the luxury military-style watch “mtm special ops” brings you

Amazon wins ruling on results for searches on brands it doesn’t sell
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2015

On October 21, 2015, the Ninth Circuit ruled that online retailer Amazon does not violate the Lanham Act when, in response to a search for a brand it