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eBay customers as likely to be confused as anyone else
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 25 2013

Finding that eBay buyers are just as likely to be confused as any other consumer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld summary


Battle of the ANDROIDS
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 29 2014

In a decision that provides useful guidance on what constitutes abandonment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a district


Microsoft’s “SkyDrive” held to infringe Sky’s UK and Community trade marks
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2013

On 28 June 2013, the High Court of England and Wales held in British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and others v Microsoft Corporation and another 2013


Website activity alone sufficient to confer personal jurisdiction over non-resident website operator
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 31 2013

Addressing whether a lower court had personal jurisdiction over a defendant found to have defaulted, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh


UK High Court finds no infringement in sponsored links if third party trade marks not referred to explicitly
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2014

In Cosmetic Warriors Ltd v Amazon.co.uk Ltd 2014 EWHC 181 (Ch), the UK High Court has considered the extent to which retailers may use third party


Counterfeits beyond Canal StreetSecond Circuit updates personal jurisdiction in the internet commerce context
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

In a victory to trademark owners battling online counterfeiters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the sale and shipment into New York of one counterfeit product, coupled with defendant’s interactive website selling counterfeit goods, was sufficient to establish personal jurisdiction over the defendants in the trademark owner’s home state of New York


“Internet trinity” no longer holy in internet trademark cases
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 31 2011

In a decision that will limit the ability of trademark owners to challenge competitors’ keyword advertising, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated a preliminary injunction issued by a district court barring a defendant’s purchase of a competitor’s trademark as a keyword to trigger internet advertisements


Further CJEU guidance on keyword advertising and trade mark infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2011

In (1) Interflora Inc. (2) Interflora British Unit v (1) Marks & Spencer plc (2) Flowers Direct Online Ltd, Case C-32309 (22 September 2011), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided further guidance on circumstances in which use of a registered trade mark as a keyword by a third party advertiser may constitute trade mark infringement


WIPO refuses to order the transfer of worldcup2011.com to the International Rugby Board
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • January 12 2012

In Rugby World Cup Ltd v Andreas Gyrre WIPO D2011-1520 (1 November 2011) sole panellist Robert Badgely dismissed the complaint by the International Rugby Board (IRB) against ticket reseller Euroteam AS on the basis that the domain name could not be considered confusingly similar to the IRB’s trade marks RUGBY WORLD CUP and RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011, essentially because the dominant term “rugby” was lacking in the domain name


Domain name registrant found to lack bad faith in UDRP proceeding later loses against ACPA claim
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 28 2011

Considering whether a domain name registrant who prevailed in a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceeding possessed legitimate rights in the domain name in a subsequent court action for federal cybersquatting, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment to plaintiff, finding that the defendant domain name registrant ceased to possess rights in the underlying domain name when it changed the content of its website to content concerning a geographical location referenced by the mark to content targeting the same type of products sold by a trademark owner under the mark