Yelp – The New Teflon Dons?

Posted by Cyberbear on April 9, 2017 in Internet, Trademark |

Posted By: Stephen Timmer “Yelp Defeats Legal Challenge to its User Review Filter.” It is a headline that we have all become accustomed to seeing; the scales of justice tipping in the favor of the 800-lb. gorilla of review sites. As a refresher, Yelp is one of the most recognized review sites on the Internet. […]

Google AdWords and Trademarks: The Difficulties and the Confusion

Posted by Cyberbear on March 31, 2017 in Litigation, Trademark |

Posted By: Aidan L. Clark Avoiding consumer confusion is the paramount goal of trademark law. Being able to identify a name or slogan—called a mark—with a certain product, service, or source of that product or service, can only benefit a well-running consumer market. As with many of our laws in the United States, they were drafted […]

When Trademarks and Domain Names Collide

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Judicial Decisions, Legislation, Trademark |

Posted by Angelica J. Simpson April 6, 2015 Branding your product has long been a protected area of American legal practice. However, in the fast changing age of the Internet, the ability for those to monitor and protect their trademark has become increasingly difficult. With multiple parties requesting the use of limited domain names, the […]

New gTLDs and Their Effect on Trademarks

Posted by Cyberbear on March 26, 2015 in Internet, Trademark |

Posted by: Shemmyla Green March 26, 2015 Currently there are more than 547 new generic top-level domains (gTLD). A massive increase since the 22 that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) had in 2011 and new suffixes are being released monthly. The benefit of the descriptive domain, such as .fashion and .healthcare, […]

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Trademark |

Posted By:  Daniela Madrid   What happens when an owner of a trademark wants to use his trademark as a domain name for his website but discovers that the domain name is already being used by a third party? There are several options to resolve this dilemma. The trademark owner can use an alternative domain […]

Cybersquatting on Social Media

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Intellectual Property, Internet, Social Media, Trademark |

Posted By: Jeremiah Chin   Social media began as a way for people to interact across the internet, communicating with friends, family and new people in new ways. Companies have quickly caught on to the heavy use of social media, establishing their brand on Twitter, Facebook and other sites in order to create good will […]

Tread Lightly with Trademarks: American Greetings Gags and Binds Penny-Arcade

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Blogging, DMCA, Intellectual Property, Trademark |

Posted By: John-Philip J. Schroeder   In 2003, a humor website called “Penny-Arcade” was forced to take down a comic by American Greetings, the popular greeting card company.  Ten years later, the comic is still not available on Penny-Arcade’s the website.  This is a close look at just one instance of how trademark law can […]

New gTLDs, New Era, New Issues

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Trademark |

 Posted by:  Florencia Todaro   After decades without many changes in gTLDs, INCANN announced the new era of internet, with the expansion of TLD; but when? Experts expected that this big deal is going to be this year, but apparently no. At this moment there are 22 gTLDs for all the world (plus ccTLDs). The […]

International Protection: Domain Disputes and Remedies

Posted by Cyberbear on December 4, 2013 in Domain Names, Internet, Trademark |

Posted By: Joseph Citelli As more and more businesses shift their focus towards online commerce, there are bound to be disputes, facilitated by the very nature of the internet, that occur across international borders. While some disputes that can be brought within the jurisdiction of the Untied States can be resolved through the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer […]

The Future of Cybersquatting

Posted by Cyberbear on November 26, 2013 in Domain Names, Internet, Trademark |

Posted by: Zach Smith   Cybersquatting, or domain squatting, according to the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act is the act of a bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of another’s trademark, registers, traffics in, or uses a domain name that is identical to, or confusingly similar to distinctive mark. (Anitcybersquatting Act)  The idea is […]

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