San Francisco Giants Sued by Street Vendor

As many business owners know, branding is everything these days and once you get your brand just right, the next logical step is to...

Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent Red Sole Case

(New York, NY) Federal judge Victor Marrero has ruled a hard and fast judgement against fashion designer Louboutin and his request for an injuction...

Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D Facing Trademark Lawsuit Over Stage Name

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Jersey Shore’ star Pauly D is in a little bit of hot water when it comes to his DJ name and persona. Pauly D is facing...

International House of Pancakes vs. Prayer IHO(Pancakes) vs. IHO(Prayer

What do you think of when you some one mentions IHOP? Pancakes, right? Maybe some syrup. How about the prayer and prophecy to go...

How the west was won U of South Carolina vs. U of Southern California

13 years in the making  trademark battle ends as the high court lets stand a ruling that the ‘SC’ logo trademark belongs to the...

Facebook attempts to sue “Book” and own “Face”

Whenever Facebook is in the news, it is usually regarding privacy concerns. Not this time! Facebook is sueing “Teachbook” for trademark infringement. The current status...

Geeks and God

The Seventh Commandment says “Thou Shall Not Steal”, but is it really stealing to mimic a well known logo to promote a church?  Best...

Honda Motor Co trademark ruling

What is interesting is that all future 1 b applications may be reviewed for their applicants filing in light of the Board’s decision in Honda Motor. A trademark application in the United States that requires a declaration under oath that the applicant has a bona fide intent to use the mark in commerce. This decision will also be of interest to parties to disputes involving such applications.

Google Adwords EU Court Ruling

However, the European Court of Justice did not shed light upon how, when and where should an advertiser indicate that the goods and/or services on offer are from the advertiser and not from a brand owner, when a trademarked keyword was employed by the advertiser. While the stance taken by the Court of Justice may not be legally binding on courts in Singapore, search engine advertising is likely to be adversely impacted globally as the European court's ruling questions the legitimacy of keyword search advertising, which lies at the core of a search engine marketing.

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