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WIPO refuses to order the transfer of worldcup2011.com to the International Rugby Board
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • January 12 2012

In Rugby World Cup Ltd v Andreas Gyrre WIPO D2011-1520 (1 November 2011) sole panellist Robert Badgely dismissed the complaint by the International Rugby Board (IRB) against ticket reseller Euroteam AS on the basis that the domain name could not be considered confusingly similar to the IRB’s trade marks RUGBY WORLD CUP and RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011, essentially because the dominant term “rugby” was lacking in the domain name


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


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


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


Counterfeits beyond Canal StreetSecond Circuit updates personal jurisdiction in the internet commerce context
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

In a victory to trademark owners battling online counterfeiters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the sale and shipment into New York of one counterfeit product, coupled with defendant’s interactive website selling counterfeit goods, was sufficient to establish personal jurisdiction over the defendants in the trademark owner’s home state of New York


“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


Once legitimately registered, domain name held for ransom costs kidnapper $150k
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 30 2010

Illustrating the significant recovery available to trademark owners under the Lanham Act’s Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) versus the arbitration process pursuant to the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury’s damages verdict of over $150,000 to a trademark owner whose domain name was held for ransom by a former employee


Paris appeals court confirms eBay’s liability for selling counterfeit and unauthorized LVMH perfumes on auction website
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • France
  • November 30 2010

In sharp contrast to the outcome of a similar lawsuit has resolved in the United States, the Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a 2008 verdict holding that online auctioneer eBay is liable for the sale of counterfeit goods or goods that are selected for special distribution via its online auction website


Court of Justice of the European Union provides further guidance on circumstances in which keyword advertising constitutes trademark infringement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union
  • October 31 2011

The Court of Justice of the European Union has provided further guidance on circumstances in which use of a registered trademark as a keyword in internet advertising by a third party advertiser may constitute trademark infringement