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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

Ninth Circuit: Amazon’s customer - generated search function could create trademark infringement liability
  • Gordon & Rees LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

In a recent decisionMulti-Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al., D.C. No. 2:11-cv-09076-DDP-MANthe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held

Ninth Circuit finds initial interest confusion may result from Amazon search results
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

On July 6, 2015, a Ninth Circuit panel majority revived the ailing theory of "initial interest confusion" in reversing a lower court's finding of

The Ninth Circuit considers trademark liability in the internet search context
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2015

Search engines have become essential tools for consumers as they look for products and make purchases online. On July 6, 2015, the US Court of

Hanginout voluntarily dismisses trademark suit, but must pay Google’s litigation costs
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

On June 23, 2015, the Southern District of California agreed to let social media company Hanginout, Inc. voluntarily dismiss its trademark suit

Web trademarks: it's not the words, it's the action
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

In the old days, you obtained nationwide priority for your trademark only through federal registration. But does the Internet now give you an easier

What's a use in commerce exactly?
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

The United States Supreme Court is being asked to provide some precision to the term "use in commerce." And the decision could have an enormous

“BUYAUTOPARTS.COM” deemed generic for online retail store featuring auto parts
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

Applicant sought to register the mark BUYAUTOPARTS.COM on the Supplemental Register for "on-line retail store service featuring auto parts." Unable

Spotlight on 2015: trends and issues in retail
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 12 2015

As we are now in the second quarter of 2015, retailers are anticipating how changes over the remainder of the year could affect them. We anticipate