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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


The IP Court ruled that Google's sale of Gorgeous Space Co., Ltd.'s mark 幸福空間the Chinese characters for “Gorgeous Space” as a keyword advertising is a breach of the Fair Trade Act
  • Tsar & Tsai
  • Taiwan
  • July 15 2015

Gorgeous Space Co., Ltd. ("Gorgeous Space") has owned the registration of Chinese character trademark幸福空間the Chinese characters for "Gorgeous


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


UK goodwill still reigns "supreme"
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2015

The question to the Supreme Court was whether a claimant in a passing off action needs to have actual customers in the UK or whether it is sufficient


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