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A competitor’s use of rival company’s common law trademark as a keyword in google adwords advertising
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • November 30 2016

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal in Cochrane Steel Products (Pty) Ltd v M-Systems Group (Pty) Ltd and another 2016 (6) SA 1 (SCA

La dénomination ACTIONGRAM est-il trop proche d’INSTAGRAM ?
  • Novagraaf
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

La nouvelle application de Microsoft, Actiongram, utilise la technologie de l'hologramme pour créer des vidéos de réalité mixte. Celle-ci pourrait

Putting Google Adwords back on the trademark agenda?
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • November 29 2016

The recent judgement in Victoria Plum Limited v Victorian Plumbing Ltd has once again raised the use of trademarks in keyword advertising. But, has it

Let's be honest
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • November 28 2016

It is a familiar problem for rights holders. They become aware of someone who has been using a similar mark. Allegations of trade mark infringement

Can Internet Comments and Search Results Prove Trademark Infringement?
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2016

You’ve selected a unique trademark, marketed and sold products under the brand, and continue to build up a base of satisfied customers. But then a

In contempt: Bob Jane avoids second charge, while Lakemba Medical cops a fine
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia
  • November 3 2016

Two recent Federal Court decisions give guidance as to the serious consequences of non-compliance, what you need to do to comply with Court orders and

India: Courts step up when it comes to famous marks
  • RNA IP Attorneys
  • India
  • November 1 2016

Having trademarks recognised as well known or famous is a coveted accolade for brand owners. Additional protection for well-known marks originated in

TTAB instructive decision concludes that social media advertising is not evidence of trademark services
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • October 31 2016

In an instructive decision for trademark applicants relying on social media to help advertise and promote their products and services, the Trademark

Supreme Court to Decide if Disparagement Provision in the Lanham Act is Invalid Under the First Amendment?
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2016

On September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court agreed to review Lee v. Tam, better known as "THE SLANTS" case, to assess the constitutionality of the

Domain Registrant Gets a “Hug” from the Panelists in Dispute over Hug.com.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global, USA
  • October 26 2016

When does a UDRP panelist go too far in helping a complainant in a UDRP proceeding? In the curious case of Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève v. Aydin