May 2010


May 17, 2010 11:51 AM | Posted by Edwards, Nathaniel | Permalink
Doctor’s Associates, Inc., the parent company of the Subway sandwich chain, recently applied for a federal trademark for FOOTLONG  for “restaurant services" ...  read more
May 14, 2010 11:30 AM | Posted by Olafson, Shane | Permalink
After remand from the Federal Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled that, due to the penal nature of the false marking statute, the appropriate penalty for marking a product with an incorrect or invalid patent number should be assessed at the maximum price the articles were sold, rather than the profit margin or economic benefit to the defendant... read more
May 6, 2010 5:54 PM | Posted by Garrison, Sean | Permalink

On April 28, 2010, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment in favor of Google that its use and sale of “Rosetta Stone” as a keyword in its Adwords program did not infringe upon the Rosetta Stone trademark for language instruction software products.  This decision represents the most recent victory for Google in its battle against trademark owners claiming that the Adwords program violates their rights...

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