INTA Roundtable: Legal Issues in Marketing and Advertising

By Eric Goldman I plan to participate in INTA’s Roundtable on Legal Issues in Marketing and Advertising in Palo Alto January 30. I’m not quite sure what to expect from the roundtable (this will be my first INTA Roundtable event),…

Barrett v. Rosenthal Battle Spills Over to Wikipedia

By Eric Goldman The Barrett v. Rosenthal lawsuit may have been decided decisively in Rosenthal’s favor, but that doesn’t mean the litigants are done shooting at each other. On the contrary, Polevoy and Rosenthal are still going at it, this…

December 2006 Quick Links

By Eric Goldman * JP Enterprises, Inc. v. HDVE, LLC, 1:06-cv-01046-REB-PAC (D. Colo.). In June 2006, JP Enterprises sued Yahoo for selling its trademarks for keyword-triggered ads. In December, JP Enterprises and Yahoo stipulated a dismissal of the case against…

Competitve Keyword Purchase Doesn’t Contribute to Actual Dilution–Nautilus v. Icon

By Eric Goldman Nautilus Group, Inc. v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., 2006 WL 3761367 (W.D. Wa. Dec. 21, 2006) In a long-running dispute, BowFlex sued competitor CrossBow for trademark dilution. CrossBow moved for summary judgment, claiming (among other things)…

Kremen Loses Challenge to ARIN’s IP Address Allocation Policies–Kremen v. ARIN

By Eric Goldman Kremen v. American Registry For Internet Numbers, Ltd., No. C 06-02554 JW (N.D. Cal. Dec. 20, 2006) In a previous post about the Sex.com saga, I mentioned that Kremen had sued ARIN for its refusal to transfer…

Keyword Ads and Metatags Don’t Confuse Consumers–J.G. Wentworth v. Settlement Funding

By Eric Goldman J.G. Wentworth SSC Ltd v. Settlement Funding LLC, No. 06-0597 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 4, 2007) The keyword advertising legal roller-coaster continues. Last time I blogged on the matter in the Buying for the Home case, I indicated…

Cross-Border Legal Challenges in High Tech Law, January 26

By Eric Goldman Our student-run Computer & High Tech Law Journal is putting on a conference, Cross-Border Legal Challenges in High Tech Law, January 26 at the San Jose Museum of Art. See the conference website. It would be great…

Court Reiterates 230 Dismissal–Doe v. Bates

By Eric Goldman Doe v. Bates, 2006 WL 3813758 (E.D. Tex. Dec. 27, 2006) I previously blogged about Doe v. Bates, which involved a plaintiff trying to hold Yahoo liable for child pornography disseminated by members of one of its…

Employer Not Liable for Employee’s Threatening Emails Per 47 USC 230–Delfino v. Agilent

By Eric Goldman Delfino v. Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2006 WL 3635399 (Cal. App. Ct. Dec. 14, 2006) Prior to this case, my working theory was that 47 USC 230 would not insulate employers from liability for employee actions because companies…

2006 Blog Year-in-Review

by Eric Goldman Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year 1) O’Reilly and the “Web 2.0″ Trademark 2) NYT on Fair Use and Documentaries (overflow from Slashdotting of #1) 3) GEICO v. Google Opinion (Finally) Issued 4) Competitor’s Keyword Ad…