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Use of trade marks in online retailing across Southeast Asia
  • Bird & Bird
  • Asia-Pacific
  • May 26 2016

A rapidly growing and increasingly vital part of the retail ecosystem is the online retail of goods. Online retailers across Southeast Asia should be


The Spanish Supreme Court considers keywords and cookies
  • Bird & Bird
  • Spain
  • May 23 2016

The Spanish Supreme Court has issued two decisions in cases concerning controversial subjects for Spanish trade mark owners: trade marks used as


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


A closer look at the "IPHONE" & "face book" trademark cases in China
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • May 16 2016

Two high profile China trademark cases have attracted extensive media coverage - the Apple "IPHONE" case, where Apple lost its fight against a Chinese


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


Court orders transfer and damages for fraudulent domain name registration
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • May 16 2016

In a January 14 2016 decision the Paris Court of First Instance ruled that the domain name 'tecnokar.fr' had been fraudulently registered, as it


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


Use of trademarks as keywords not infringement, Australia court holds
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Australia, Canada
  • May 13 2016

The purchase of a competitor’s trade-mark as an online advertising keyword is not an infringement, according to a recent Federal Court of Australia


Aggregator websites and trade marks
  • ENSafrica
  • South Africa
  • May 12 2016

A recent South African court ruling dealing with one company’s use of another’s trade mark on an aggregator website has attracted some interest. The


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