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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


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


Re-Registration of a Domain Name Constitutes “Registration” Under the ACPA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 25 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court ruling imposing a mandatory injunction requiring transfer of certain


Ninth Circuit does an about-face in military watch trademark dispute
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 30 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit previously found that a jury could potentially find that online retailer Amazon.com created a


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


Court of Justice of the European Union provides ruling on keyword jurisdiction
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • April 30 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), in Wintersteiger AG v Products 4U Sondermaschinenbau GmbH C-52310, has ruled that under Article 5(3) of the Brussels Regulation, an advertiser that uses a keyword that infringes a national trade mark on a country-specific top-level domain (TLD) of a Member State other than the Member State where the national trade mark is registered, can be sued in its Member State of establishment


Nominet decisions may be subject to appeal to the High Court
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2011

In Michael Toth v Emirates 2011 EWPCC 18, his Honour Judge Birss QC, refused to strike out an application seeking to overturn a decision of a Nominet appeal panel that the registration of a domain name was abusive within the Nominet Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Policy


“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


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


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