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How Not to Prove a Mark is Generic. Use of GOOGLE as a Verb Does Not Constitute Genericide
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals explained recently in Elliot v. Google that use of the Google trademark as a verb, “e.g. Google it,” does not

Ninth Circuit Holds The GOOGLE Trademark Is Not The Victim Of “Genericide”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Elliott v. Google, Inc., No. 15-15809 (9th Cir. May 16, 2017), affirming the District of

GMCQ - Global Media Technology and Communications Quarterly
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China, European Union, Hong Kong, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 11 2017

In 1996, Eli Noam predicted that "TV Regulation Will Become Telecom Regulation." This is happening now in Europe, where there is an inexorable push

Using Email Service to Fight Counterfeiters
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • May 8 2017

Malicious counterfeiters often hide their identities, making it impossible to serve them through traditional means. How do you serve a defendant when

Court Dismisses Suit Against Coach and Its Counsel for Wrongful Seizure of Website Due to Lack of Personal Jurisdiction
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2017

A recent decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio held that Coach and its Illinois-based counsel could not be

TTAB Finds Section 2(f) Evidence for "CERTIFIED CHIANINA BEEF" Inadequate
  • Wolf Greenfield & Sacks PC
  • USA
  • April 12 2017

The Board affirmed a refusal to register the proposed mark CERTIFIED CHIANINA BEEF with CHIANINA BEEF disclaimed, finding Applicant Klickitat's

Keyword ads Only infringing if they’re confusing
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 22 2017

Neighbors can be helpful. Our Canadian neighbors may have just helped U.S. trademark owners who wonder about the legality of use of their trademarks

Alibaba Says “Close Sesame”: C.D. Cal. Finds No Liability When “Online” Mall Provides a Search Engine Allowing Consumers to Search for Plaintiff’s Products Within its Online Marketplace
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

Courts continue to show reluctance to permit trademark claims to hamper the sale of products via the Internet absent concrete evidence of actual

In Fight Between Moose Knuckles and Counterfeiters, It’s a KO for the Retailer
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

An Illinois federal court recently awarded the Canadian retailer Moose Knuckles a $52 million default judgment related to claims of trademark

Two steps forward, and a look back - Global Intellectual Property Outlook 2017
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 14 2017

2016 was an interesting and exciting year. We saw a dramatic shift in the political landscape, the UK’s decision to leave the European Union left