Supreme Court Rules On Trademark Infringement Relief For Acts Outside The U.S.

In a significant ruling on June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the case of Abitron Austria GMBH v. Hetronic International, Inc. (No. 21-1043). The Court’s decision clarified the extraterritorial reach of two provisions, sections 1114(1)(a) and 1125(a)(1), under the Lanham Act. This landmark case determined that these provisions, which prohibit trademark infringement, apply […]

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The Importance Of Disclosing Ownership On A Website’s About Page

How important is a website’s About page when a court is analyzing claims for false advertising and deceptive practices under the Lanham Act? An order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the case of Casper Sleep, Inc. v. Nectar Brand LLC, et al. provides an answer to the […]

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U.S. Soccer Federation Upset With The FRS Company For Use Of Christie Rampone’s Jersey

You may notice that at the beginning of the video, Christie Rampone is wearing what looks to be a U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team uniform.  Christie Rampone is featured in such a uniform much more clearly in a few print advertisements, which the United States Soccer Federation is not happy about. On July 27, 2011, the […]

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Yahoo! Search Results In False Endorsement Claim

Last week, we looked at a case where Google was found guilty of defaming a person based on Google’s search engine’s suggested results when the person was typing his name in the search box.  In a similar case, a woman named Beverly Stayart sued Yahoo! after she put her name into Yahoo!’s search engine and […]