Copyright & Trademark Matters Insights and Developments in Copyright and Trademark Law

Category Archives: Remedies

Subscribe to Remedies RSS Feed

Use the UDRP to Reclaim That Trademarked Domain Name? Maybe Not.

Posted in Domain Name, Remedies, Trademark, Trademark Infringement, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Written by Jamison Arterton and Geri Haight UDRP proceedings are often touted as a quick and inexpensive way to resolve domain name disputes.  Several recent UDRP decisions denying relief to trademark owners, however, demonstrate that in some instances the UDRP may not be the appropriate tool. A few recent UDRP decisions have denied relief to trademark owners who were seeking to reclaim trademark-based… Continue Reading

Google AdWords Litigation Update – Trademark Holders Denied Class Certification in U.S. Lawsuits

Posted in Google Adwords, Litigation, Remedies, Trademark, Trademark Infringement

Written by Jamison Arterton In the latest Google AdWords decision, a U.S. Federal District Court judge in Texas refused to certify two classes of advertisers who filed separate infringement suits against Google Inc.  The complaints, filed in 2009, each claim that Google sold search terms that included registered trademarks to advertisers who were not affiliated… Continue Reading

Remedies for Cybersquatting: Comparison of the UDRP and ACPA

Posted in Anticybersquatting, Domain Name, Litigation, Remedies, Trademark Infringement, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Written by Jamison Arterton Last month, the kitchen and bath giant, Kohler Co., filed an anti-cybersquatting suit in federal court in California against several cybersquatters.  In its complaint, Kohler alleges that it previously paid the named defendants $500 to transfer a domain name incorporating the KOHLER trademark in exchange for their agreement that they would not register any… Continue Reading