2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 2 (Trademarks)

…Festival, LLC v. Simms, 2017 WL 6888499 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 13, 2017) When a term appears in the metatags of a webpage, the webpage is more likely to appear near…

Announcing the 2018 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

…Glossary ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 203 Domain Names and Metatags Review: ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy [https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/policy-2012-02-25-en] and Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy [https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/udrp-rules-2015-03-11-en] Lamparello v. Falwell (4th…

Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 5 (Potpourri)

…“Rip Van,” “Van Winkle,” and “Pappy” were contained in the site as keyword metatags. According to Peristyle, its web designer used the words without authorization and the words were “meant…

The Ninth Circuit STILL Thinks Keyword Metatags Matter in 2018–Adidas v. Skechers

…your keyword metatags. The only people those keyword metatags will influence are plaintiffs’ lawyers and possibly a judge. Case citation: Adidas America, Inc. v. Skechers USA, Inc., No. 16-35204 (9th…

Another Court Says Competitive Keyword Advertising Doesn’t Cause Confusion

…the trademark to the purchased keyword. “With respect to the Association’s claim regarding AFA’s purchase of Association Marks as keywords and metatags, the proper comparison is between the resulting ads…

Trademark Injunction Issued Against Print-on-Demand Website–Harley Davidson v. SunFrog

…doesn’t constitute trademark infringement. To reach a contrary result, the court analogizes trademarks in post-domain URLs to metatags, even though post-domain trademark references share basically zero common technological attributes with…

Announcing the 2017 Edition of ‘Internet Law: Cases & Materials’

…VI. Trademarks and Domain Names Review: 15 U.S.C. §1114 [http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1114], 15 U.S.C. §1125 [http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/1125], and 15 U.S.C. §8131 [http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/8131] Trademark FAQs 198 Trademark Glossary 200 A. Domain Names and Metatags

1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 1 (Trademarks, Keyword Ads)

…to get around this infirmity by arguing that Defendants employ metatags and search engine optimization techniques to specifically target Pennsylvania consumers searching for PROMINENT on Google or other search engines…

Court Cleans Up Trademark Status of the Phrase “Meth Lab Cleanup”

…cleanup.” You may recall that one competitor, Meth Lab Cleanup LLC, successfully enforced its trademark claims against another competitor who was using the phrase in its metatags (actually, the title…