TIL: “Texas Tamale” Is an Enforceable Trademark–Texas Tamale v. CPUSA2

…Supreme Court Blesses Google’s Keyword Ad Sales–Edible IP v. Google * Competitive Keyword Advertising Claim Fails–Reflex Media v. Luxy * Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex…

Internal Search Results Aren’t Trademark Infringing–PEM v. Peninsula

…offerings. The court says the rival makes a trademark use in commerce by using the trademarks in its “metatags” (ugh). Cite to the 17 year old JG Wentworth ruling. The…

When Do Inbound Call Logs Show Consumer Confusion?–Adler v McNeil

…Competitive Keyword Advertising Claim Fails–Reflex Media v. Luxy * Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex v. Luxy * Fifth Circuit Says Keyword Ads Could Contribute to…

Court Denies Injunction in Competitive Keyword Ad Lawsuit–Nursing CE Central v. Colibri

…Luxy * Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex v. Luxy * Fifth Circuit Says Keyword Ads Could Contribute to Initial Interest Confusion (UGH)–Adler v. McNeil *…

Announcing the 2023 Edition of My Internet Law Casebook

…Trademark Glossary A. 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…

Competitive Keyword Ad Lawsuit Fails…Despite 236 Potentially Confused Customers–Lerner & Rowe v. Brown Engstrand

…v. Google * Competitive Keyword Advertising Claim Fails–Reflex Media v. Luxy * Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex v. Luxy * Fifth Circuit Says Keyword Ads…

More on Law Firms and Competitive Keyword Ads–Nicolet Law v. Bye, Goff

…Advertising Claim Fails–Reflex Media v. Luxy * Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex v. Luxy * Fifth Circuit Says Keyword Ads Could Contribute to Initial Interest…

2H 2022 Quick Links, Part 2 (Trademarks)

…in hidden metatags. Finally, Plaintiff alleges facts sufficient to show Defendants create, at least, “initial interest confusion” for consumers by using Mr. Eastwood’s name in hidden metatags. Indeed, Plaintiff alleges…

Yet More Evidence That Keyword Advertising Lawsuits Are Stupid–Porta-Fab v. Allied Modular

…Supreme Court Blesses Google’s Keyword Ad Sales–Edible IP v. Google * Competitive Keyword Advertising Claim Fails–Reflex Media v. Luxy * Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex…

Griper’s Keyword Ads May Constitute False Advertising (Huh?)–LoanStreet v. Troia

…Fails–Reflex Media v. Luxy * Think Keyword Metatags Are Dead? They Are (Except in Court)–Reflex v. Luxy * Fifth Circuit Says Keyword Ads Could Contribute to Initial Interest Confusion (UGH)–Adler…