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Content by Vera Ranieri Google Sued for Use of Trademarked Terms in Adwords Program A class action was filed against Google on May 11, 2009 in federal court in Texas challenging its use of trademarked terms in its adwords program. The New York Times covered the case and surrounding issues. Ars Technica analyzes Google’s new AdWords policy. ACLU Challenges Constitutionality of Gene Patents The ACLU filed suit in the Southern District of New York challenging the patenting of genes and genetic tests as ... Read More...
Posted On May - 23 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Second Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Trademark Infringement Suit Against Google By Debbie Rosenbaum – Edited by Stephanie Weiner Rescuecom v. Google Second Circuit, April 3, 2009, 06-4881-cv Opinion (hosted by EFF) On April 3, 2009, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the District Court for the Northern District of New York’s dismissal of a trademark infringement suit against Google by Rescuecom, Corp., a computer repair firm. At issue was Google’s AdWords program, which allows advertisers to purchase ... Read More...
Posted On Apr - 11 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Court Declares “Grand Theft” Crime Free By Briahna Gray – Edited by Miriam Weiler E.S.S. Entertainment 2000, Inc., v. Rock Star Videos, Inc., November 5 2008, No. 06-56237 Slip Opinion On November 5, 2008 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Central California District Court summary judgment ruling to dismiss the case brought by the operators of a Los Angeles strip club (“E.S.S.”) against Rock Star Videos (“Rockstar”), the manufacturer of the Grand Theft Auto video games, for trademark ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 10 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
President Bush Signs PRO-IP Act S. 3325 On Monday, October 14, President Bush signed into law the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, also known as the PRO-IP Act, S. 3325. The PRO-IP Act steepens penalties for IP infringement and increases resources to the DOJ to coordinate state and federal efforts against counterfeiting and piracy. Although opposed by the DOJ, the Act also provides for a “U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator” position within the Executive Office of the ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 14 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Will Not Require Ebay to Make Greater Effort to Police Trademark Infringers By Jeff Gritton — Edited by Joshua Gruenspecht Tiffany, Inc. v. eBay, Inc. S.D.N.Y., July 14, 2008, No. 04 Civ. 4607 First Circuit, June 18th, 2008, Nos. 07-2078, 07-2246 Slip Opinion On July 14, the Southern District of New York denied Tiffany’s claims of direct and contributory trademark infringement against eBay. The court agreed with eBay that, as a legitimate seller of Tiffany goods, the online ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 19 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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