trademark infringement

ECJ: AdWords buy is trademark infringement

In 2009, the British High Court was asked to weigh in on the long-standing dispute between Interflora and Marks and Spencer, which centered on Marks and Spencer’s bidding on ‘Interflora‘ as a Google AdWords keyword. It referred the matter to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The Advocate General ECJ has finally answered: Marks and Spencer violated Interflora’s trademark.

Supreme Court: eBay not liable for counterfeit goods

Should eBay be liable for trademark infringement when its vendors offer counterfeit goods for sale? Famous jeweler Tiffany & Co. has been arguing since 2004 that it should.

The case finally reached the Supreme Court, which rejected Tiffany & Co.’s appear on Monday. That leaves a lower court ruling, which went in eBay’s favor, as the final word on the matter in the United States.

Is Twitter turning into an ‘evil’ corporation?

Dean Collins sells a desktop software application called My Twitter
Butler. By all appearances, it’s pretty spammy. It enables Twitter
users to auto-follow other users based on keywords they use and permits
the mass-sending of DMs to followers.

Twitter doesn’t like My Twitter Butler and Twitter’s high-powered
Silicon Valley law firm, Fenwick & West, sent Collins a letter
demanding that he “deactivate” his website, transfer the domain name to Twitter, stop using the My Twitter
Butler name and begin complying with Twitter’s Terms of Service. Or else.