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Trademarks?: Hashtags as Trademarks Revisited
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2016

Since our previous article on the emerging issue of trademark rights in hashtags, the use of hashtags in social media marketing has continued to grow


Law Firm’s Suit against Partner over Domain Name Highlights Essential Control of Proper Registration
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

Partners in a business rarely title real property in the name of one individual partner. Businesses do not let employees title bank accounts for the


Tweets Don’t Fly as Independent Services
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2016

Florists' Transworld Delivery's (FTD) intent-to-use application to register the mark SAY IT YOUR WAY was refused on the ground that FTD failed to


Advertising Law Snapshots, Volume 1, Issue 12
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2016

Tyson launched "Park's Finest" hot dogs Parks LLC sells sausages and other meat products Parks claims that Tyson infringed upon its "Parks"


Federal Court Travels “Wayback” and Takes Judicial Notice of Internet Archive
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

Trademark attorneys often must determine when a third-party used a mark in commerce and the extent and nature of such use, particularly when


Advertising Litigation Report: Vol. 1 No. 2
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

The Lanham Act allows a court to award attorney's fees to a prevailing party “in exceptional cases.” 15 U.S.C. 1117(a). Until recently, the Fifth


Precedential No. 14: FTD's Twitter Account Not a Separate, Registrable Service, Says TTAB
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

The Board affirmed a refusal to register the mark SAVE IT YOUR WAY for "creating an on-line community for registered users ...," finding that


Placing Tracking Codes on Products to Combat Unauthorized Online Sales
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

In general, a person can sell another's genuine trademarked goods, under the First Sale Doctrine. However, a failure to abide by or follow a


Amazon on Offense
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

In the last 12 months, Amazon claims to have sued more than 1,000 people in a fight to stop tampering with its product review system used throughout


Broad JAWS Registration Devours JAWS Cooking Channel
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2016

Mr. Recipe's applications to register the marks JAWS and JAWS DEVOUR YOUR HUNGER were refused based on the earlier registration for JAWS, the movie