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Ask A Trademark Lawyer How to Trademark Your Domain Name
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

In a potentially groundbreaking decision (Booking.com B.V. v. Matal, et al., Index No. 16-cv-425 (the “Trademark Lawsuit”)), a U.S. District Court

Life in the Lowercase Lane: Lessons for Trademark Owners About Genericide
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

Death by genericide is a painful way to go, for trademarks that is. When the public comes to think of a trademark as the common word for a product or

Food & Beverage Litigation Update - Issue 642
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 28 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has reportedly indicated the EU will issue guidelines discouraging

Dodging death by "genericide": Google staves off trade mark cancellation attempt in the US
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a decision of the Arizona District Court which summarily dismissed an action seeking

Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 640
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2017

Food and beverage companies offering retail sales on the web are facing a wave of lawsuits filed by visually impaired plaintiffs alleging that the

Restaurant & Hospitality Industries Update - Summer 2017
  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • USA
  • July 16 2017

Carl’s Jr. Restaurants has used its GREEN BURRITO trademark in various forms for over 600 quick-service restaurants that it owned or franchised in the

Ninth Circuit: No ‘Genericide’ for Google Trademark
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2017

On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam that Section 2(a) of the Lanham (Trademark) Actcommonly known as the “disparagement

But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2017

“Baby it’s okay, you can Google my name.” This line from T-Pain’s hit, “Bottlez,” became a focus in a recent Ninth Circuit trademark case on my

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

Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Global, USA
  • July 5 2017

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google