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Google No Longer Protectable as a Trademark????
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2017

According to BrandFinance’s annual report on the world’s most valuable brands, the Google trademark is the most valuable brand in the world; worth

Google: testing the rules?
  • ENSafrica
  • USA
  • July 5 2017

A highly unusual thing about Google, which according to Brand Finance has now become the world’s most valuable brand (USD109.4-billion), is that it

Supreme Court of Canada states “The Internet has no borders” in upholding global injunction in search results case
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • June 28 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Google v. Equustek, 2017 SCC 34, today, upholding an injunction requiring a non-party to an

GOOGLE Mark Is Not a Victim of Genericide
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

On May 16, 2017, internet search engine and content provider Google Inc. was handed a win by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Ninth Circuit Holds The GOOGLE Trademark Is Not The Victim Of “Genericide”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Elliott v. Google, Inc., No. 15-15809 (9th Cir. May 16, 2017), affirming the District of

Alibaba Says “Close Sesame”: C.D. Cal. Finds No Liability When “Online” Mall Provides a Search Engine Allowing Consumers to Search for Plaintiff’s Products Within its Online Marketplace
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

Courts continue to show reluctance to permit trademark claims to hamper the sale of products via the Internet absent concrete evidence of actual

New Canadian Court Ruling on Purchasing Competitor's Trademark as a Keyword
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman
  • Canada
  • February 28 2017

In August 2015, the British Columbia Supreme Court ("BCSC") held that purchasing a competitor's trademark as a keyword for search engines (e.g

Vaiana and Moana: a story of two Disney heroines
  • Novagraaf
  • USA
  • February 7 2017

Some of you may have noticed that Disney’s new heroine is called Vaiana in most parts of Europe and Moana almost everywhere else. Novagraaf’s Anca

TMOB's decision refusing registration under section 12(1)(c) found to be reasonable
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2016

The Federal Court dismissed an appeal of a decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB) allowing an opposition to the registration of a

In a Rough Year for CDA 230, Manchanda v. Google Provides Comfort to Website Operators
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2016

As we noted in our recent post on the Ninth Circuit case Kimzey v. Yelp! Inc., in the right circumstances, Section 230 of the Communications Decency