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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


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


Re-registration of domain name containing another’s trademark is not cybersquatting
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a California district court’s holding that re-registration of a domain name containing another’s trademark violated the Anti-Cyberqsuatting Consumer Protection Act


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


“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


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


Personal jurisdiction lacking despite twenty internet users from forum state signing up for defendant’s website
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 28 2011

Considering whether a New Jersey website operator was subject to personal jurisdiction in Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that for personal jurisdiction to arise, a defendant must in some way target the forum state’s market in addition to operating an interactive website that is accessible from the forum state


Non-UK website infringement of UK trade marks
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2011

In Yell Ltd v Louis Giboin 2011 EWPCC 9 the Patents County Court found that use of the word mark TRANSPORT YELLOW PAGES and the “walking fingers” logo on a non-UK website infringed Yell Ltd’s well-known registered trade marks in the United Kingdom


Lifestyle Management Ltd v Frater: domain names and instruments of fraud
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

Pointing domain names, which are similar to a former principal's website, to websites that closely resembled the home page of the former principal has been found to be an act of passing off