Twitter recently filed suit in the Northern District of California seeking cancellation of the registered trademark “Let Your Ads Meet Tweets.” The mark is registered to a third-party developer, Twittad, LLC.
In the ongoing battle surrounding the use of trademarks as keywords for online searching, trademark owners scored a victory.
Plaintiff HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. holds exclusive rights to publish, reproduce, and distribute America By Heart, a book authored by former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
A provider of search ads to registrants of parked domain names alleged to infringe trademarks may be liable under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act as an "authorized licensee" of the registrants, a district court ruled.
A company that created and distributed a peer-to-peer file-sharing program that was used to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted music files on a "massive scale" is secondarily liable for acts of direct infringement on the part of the users of the program, a district court ruled.
A domain name registrar that registered numerous infringing domain names, provided private registration services in conjunction with a related entity that concealed the identity of the registrants, and received fees when ads on sites connected to the infringing domain names were clicked, may be liable under the Lanham Act and the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, a district court ruled.