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Use and protection of hashtags in social media
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

It is commonplace today for a business to promote itself and its brands through the use of hashtags. A hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash

And the (damage) award goes to nobody.
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2015

After several years of litigation, and extensive filings and discovery, Plaintiff Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (“AMPAS”) (the entity

El uso de MarcaAjena como “hashtag”: es legítimo?
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • USA
  • September 15 2015

Una reciente sentencia del Tribunal del Distrito Central de California (asunto Eksouzian v. Albanese) ha entendido que sí, al calificarlo como uso

Do Amazon.com’s search results constitute trademark infringement?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

Holding that a reasonable jury could find that online retailer created a likelihood of consumer confusion through the format of its product search

What does it take to trademark your name?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

Addressing the question of when a professional name can be protected as a trademark, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found that

“Initial interest confusion” trademark doctrine still has legs in Ninth Circuit
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2015

The doctrine of “initial interest confusion,” scorned by many legal commentators and rejected by numerous courts, is alive and well in the

And the winner is? Digital platform liability for trademark infringement
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2015

Much has been made of the question of liability for the operation or furnishing of digital platforms in the copyright context. Since the U.S. Supreme

'Initial interest confusion' in Amazon case is troubling
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2015

Though unusual, a line of controversial cases have held that trademark claims can be based on "initial interest confusion," in which the use of brand

The Katten Kattwalk - Summer 2015
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently addressed whether an applicant has “used a trademark in commerce” if the applicant offered a

"Want Coke? Buy Pepsi!” is this confusing?
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

Suppose you walk into a greasy cheeseburger joint and ask for a Coke. A cook who looks remarkably like the late John Belushi doesn't say, "No