Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex v. Luxy

…But They Are OK With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It Thinks 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Settlements Were Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * Amazon Defeats Lawsuit Over…

Fifth Circuit Says Keyword Ads Could Contribute to Initial Interest Confusion (UGH)–Adler v. McNeil

…Interesting Tidbits From FTC’s Antitrust Win Against 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Restrictions * 1-800 Contacts Charges Higher Prices Than Its Online Competitors, But They Are OK With That–FTC v. 1-800

Blogger Defeats Defamation Claims–Buckley v. Moore

The plaintiff Buckley runs “Top Gun Options,” a site that purportedly teaches users how to trade options. The defendant Moore runs a blog called “TradingSchools.org,” which purportedly does independent reviews…

Google’s Search Disambiguation Doesn’t Create Initial Interest Confusion–Aliign v. lululemon

…Prices Than Its Online Competitors, But They Are OK With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It Thinks 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Settlements Were Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts

Ohio Bans Competitive Keyword Advertising by Lawyers

…Than Its Online Competitors, But They Are OK With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It Thinks 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Settlements Were Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts *…

Want to Engage in Anti-Competitive Trademark Bullying? Second Circuit Says: Great, Have a Nice Day!–1-800 Contacts v. FTC

…settlements helped 1-800 Contacts avoid competing on price, which has allowed 1-800 Contacts to systematically charge higher prices to consumers (a point 1-800 Contacts freely admits). 1-800 Contacts’ competitors “voluntarily”…

Selling Keyword Ads Isn’t Theft or Conversion–Edible IP v. Google

…With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It Thinks 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Settlements Were Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * Amazon Defeats Lawsuit Over Its Keyword Ad Purchases–Lasoff…

Competitive Keyword Advertising Still Isn’t Trademark Infringement, Unless…. –Adler v. Reyes & Adler v. McNeil

…OK With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It Thinks 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Settlements Were Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * Amazon Defeats Lawsuit Over Its Keyword Ad…

Three Keyword Advertising Decisions in a Week, and the Trademark Owners Lost Them All

…Against 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Restrictions * 1-800 Contacts Charges Higher Prices Than Its Online Competitors, But They Are OK With That–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts * FTC Explains Why It…

My Galley by CJR Interview on Trump’s Anti-Section 230 Executive Order

At Galley by CJR, I did a one-hour real-time virtual “interview” with Mathew Ingram on the topic of “Trump vs. Social Media.” For background, you may want to review my…