Tag Archives: Trademark

U.S. and China Seize Counterfeit Electronics in Major Joint Customs Operation

Last Wednesday, the U.S. and China announced a successful month-long operation resulting in the seizure of over 243,000 counterfeit Apple, Beats by Dr. Dre, Blackberry, Samsung, Sony, and UL electronics.  This was the first joint IPR enforcement operation between the U.S. and China’s customs agencies, and the largest bilateral customs enforcement effort ever conducted by the … Continue Reading

Google Settles Search Engine Advertising Litigation With Rosetta Stone—But Sponsored Advertising Disputes Will Likely Persist

Earlier this week, Google Inc. and Rosetta Stone Inc. settled their dispute over whether the sale of Rosetta Stone’s name to third parties for search-engine advertising constitutes an infringing use of Rosetta Stone’s trademark.  Google’s AdWords advertising platform permits third parties to purchase “sponsored links” that are shown to users whose online searches include certain … Continue Reading

District Court: ICANN Not a Domain Name Authority for In Rem Jurisdiction Under the ACPA

In a recent decision, a federal court in Washington, D.C. dismissed a trademark owner’s in rem action under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”), finding that the presence of an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) office in that district was insufficient to give the court in rem jurisdiction.… Continue Reading