29
Sep/06

Google Wins In NDNY; GEICO Analysis Rejected


Google successfully brought a motion to dismiss infringement and dilution action brought against it in the Northern District of New York. The Court rejected the GEICO holding that the sale of a keyword by a search engine was trademark use.
RescueCom v. Google, 5:04CV-1055 (NDNY Sept 28, 2006)
Prof Goldman commentary here.



29
Sep/06

Just For The Taste Of It


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Discussion of COCAINE energy drink here.



27
Sep/06

The Incredible Expanding CTM


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Bulgaria and Romania join the EU on January 1. The Community Trademark Office, OHIM, has published these faqs on CTM enlargement.



27
Sep/06

"Photographer Alleges Geisha House Photos Infringe"


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Hollywood Reporter: “Photographer Alleges Geisha House Photos Infringe.” (LA restaurant Geisha House utilizing ‘lips’ motif similar to ‘signature’ photo of plaintiff).
Google image search of term ‘Geisha Lips’ here.



26
Sep/06

Zunecast?


Slashdot makes the point that several companies would gladly trade places with Apple and its classy problem regarding PODCAST.



26
Sep/06

Note To Dave Winer re iPod


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You’re right, the monkey is wrong. Either you or the monkey would have had to either have used the IPOD mark in commerce, or filed a trademark application prior to Apple. We assume that the monkey acted as your agent. We would be conflicted out of advising you in matters where the monkey’s interests are adverse to yours, as the monkey has already retained us.
Monkey with iPod photo from here.



26
Sep/06

Thar She Blows


Registration of DotMobi domain names to the general public begins today. See your friendly neighborhood registrar.



26
Sep/06

Counterfeit Chic: Knockoff News


Too many good links to single out one – just check out Counterfeit Chic’s Knockoff News 33.



26
Sep/06

More On NY State Attorney Advertising Rules


I was interviewed for this NY Sun article on proposed NY State regulations on attorney advertising.



26
Sep/06

Likelihood of Dilution It Is


Congress sends trademark bill to the President to sign.