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Czech Republic: Hashtagging a trademark or Trademarking a hashtag?
  • Schoenherr
  • Czech Republic, European Union, USA
  • January 17 2017

Originating from Twitter, hashtags have gradually become a ubiquitous phenomenon amongst both consumers and companies when communicating

DJ Logic loses trademark claim
  • Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2016

Let’s start this column with a quick question. How many of my readers have heard of DJ Logic? I obviously can’t see hands out there, but I’m going to

Trademark Enforcement and Internet Search Advertising: A Regulatory Risk for Brand Owners
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2016

For well over a century, US trademark law has afforded brand owners certain rights, remedies and obligations. As the Department of Commerce has noted

WIPO: The UDRP is not a convenient recourse for business disputes
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • December 22 2016

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a

Ohio State University Seeing Scarlet in Trademark Suit against Online Marketplace
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2016

Ohio State University ("Ohio State," "University," or "OSU") recently threw the proverbial yellow flag and filed a complaint in the Ohio federal

Likelihood of confusion: is your brand name too similar?
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • December 13 2016

Trademark watching is an important tool in the monitoring of registered marks and devices, helping companies to identify and act against infringement

Board’s Finding of No Use in Commerce for a Web-Based Mark is Vacated for Not Focusing on the Perception of the User
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2016

To determine use in commerce for a trademark used with a web-based offering, the Board should focus on the perception of the user, and not solely on

Is Amazon Liable for Counterfeits?
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • December 9 2016

The maker of the popular Snuggie blanket, Allstar Marketing Group, LLC, sued Amazon for trademark infringement earlier this week, alleging that the

Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Makers
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2016

As brewers and residents of Maine, whose state Animal after all is a moose, this recent about a large Canadian corporation chasing U.S. brewers with

Keyword advertising - novel questions of honest concurrent use and passing off
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2016

Cases on trade mark infringement in the context of keyword advertising are rare. However, the UK High Court recently handed down a ruling on exactly