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Toyota strikes out in bid to prevent use of Lexus in third-party domain names: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. v. Tabari
  • Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • USA
  • November 15 2010

In a decision that may be a harbinger of things to come with respect to key trademark issues, the Ninth Circuit recently clarified that the use of a trademark in a domain name does not, in and of itself, amount to an infringing and thus preventable use.

Contrary to Fourth Circuit, Eighth Circuit finds no confusion from "stuffing" towel dispensers with non-branded toweling
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 28 2010

In direct contrast to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from one month prior (see IP Update, Vol. 13, No. 9) in a case brought by the same plaintiff, Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products (GP) and involving the same claims for contributory trademark infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment against GP, finding no likelihood of confusion by consumers.

Richard Gardiner
  • HopgoodGanim

Paul Kallenbach
  • MinterEllison

Samuel D. Boro
  • Venable LLP