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Ninth Circuit Vacates Injunction in Keyword Advertising Case By Kaethin Prizer – Edited by Kassity Liu Network Automation, Inc. v. Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc., No. 10-55840 (9th Cir. Mar. 8, 2011) Slip Opinion The Ninth Circuit vacated the preliminary injunction granted by the district court to Advance Systems Concepts (“Systems”) in a trademark infringement case involving the use of keyword advertising. The court found that the lower court erred in its analysis of whether Network Automation’s keyword advertising, which targeted ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 15 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Plaintiff’s Lanham Act false association claims against Google AdWords program survive motion to dismiss By Abby Lauer – Edited by Matt Gelfand Jurin v. Google, No. 2:09-cv-03065-MCE-KJM (E.D. Cal. Feb. 14, 2011) Slip Opinion hosted by Scribd.com The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California denied in part and granted in part Google’s motion to dismiss in a case involving trademark infringement and breach of contract claims against the search engine. While granting Google’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 28 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Contributory Cybersquatting and Contributory Dilution Claims By Elina Saviharju – Edited by Jonathan Allred Microsoft Corp. v. Shah, et al., No. C10-0653 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 12, 2011) Slip opinion hosted by WSJ.com The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington denied defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff Microsoft’s claims for contributory cybersquatting and contributory dilution as unrecognized by law. Cybersquatting is the practice of registering a domain name similar to a well-known ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 14 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Written by Andrew Segna Edited by Jonathan Allred Editorial Policy On October 13, 2010, Valve, a major video game developer, announced Dota 2, its new title, for which it registered the trademark “Dota” with the USPTO on August 6, 2010. This game is a sequel to the extremely popular Defense of the Ancients (abbreviated “Dota”), a“mod” that independent videogame developers created by modifying the game Warcraft III. The trademark registration evoked concern among members of the industry and consumers, especially ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
TTAB Reverses Refusal to Register Walther PPK Product Configuration By Charles Griffin – Edited by Avis Bohlen In re Carl Walther GmbH, No. 77096523 (T.T.A.B. Oct. 26, 2010) Opinion The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) reversed an examiner’s refusal to register the product configuration of the Walther PPK pistol as a mark under Section 2(f) of the Trademark Act. The Board held, contrary to an examiner’s evaluation, that applicant Walther had established acquired distinctiveness for the configuration. Walther ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 4 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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