30
Jan/06

NY TImes: 'Seeing Fakes, Angry Traders Confront EBay"


Seeing Fakes, Angry Traders Confront EBay.” Discussion of Tiffany v. EBay case re intermediate liability.
A case to read in the meantime: Fonovisa v. Cherry Auction, 76 F.3d 259 (9th Cir. Jan. 25, 1996).



29
Jan/06

12th Man Theme


Texas A&M has been using 12th MAN since 1922, the Seattle Seahawks have only been using the mark since 1984. What concerns me the most is that Texas A&M students sway in unison, making the stadium shake, That can’t be safe. Don’t they know that soldiers break lock step when crossing a bridge? (google ‘bridge synchrony’).
The SUPER BOWL is the official professional sports championship of the Trademark Blog.
March Madness post here.
Threepeat post here.



28
Jan/06

Marantz Turntable


marantz.jpg
Discussion by Saatchi Gallery here.



26
Jan/06

Commonlymistyped.com


Commonlymistyped.com. ‘Top Internet Searches and The Corresponding Common Mistyped Queries.’



26
Jan/06

Dear Readers: Please Don't Get Any Ideas


OverLawyered reports on class action against James Frey for ‘lost time’ reading allegedly fake book.



26
Jan/06

That Football Game Between Seattle And Pittsburgh


Technology and Marketing Law Blog on the NFL’s policing of the SUPER BOWL, SUPER SUNDAY and other marks.
Blast from the past: Super Bowl Super Bowl Super Bowl Super Bowl



26
Jan/06

Google Cache Found To Be Fair Use


Strange case. Website owner sues Google for copyright infringement based on its practice of providing links to cached versions of his website. There is no explanation why author did not use tages to tell Google to exclude his site. The Court pointedly commented that if plaintiff had merely used such tags, there would be no suit. Held: Google’s cache constitutes fair use.
Why was this suit brought? Reader Henry from NYC points us to page 24 of the decision: “Field decided to manufacture a claim for copyright infringement against Google in the hopes of making money from Google’s standard practice.”

Field v. Google, CV-S- 04-0413 (D. Nevada Jan 12 2006)
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UPDATE: EFF commentary on case.



25
Jan/06

TRUTH FOR YOUTH v. TRUTH FOR YOUTH In Oregon


Use of TRUTH FOR YOUTH to support sex education protested by pastor who owns uses TRUTH FOR YOUTH for bibles.



25
Jan/06

Cooper v. Cooper in New Zealand


Surname battle between two designers named Cooper in New Zealand.



25
Jan/06

$14.6 Million Damages In Texas Trademark Suit


Wow. $14.6 mil. For the use of the mark DFW in connection with plastic drainage products.