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Secondary Trademark Infringement

Contributory False Advertising

This year’s supplement features the Eleventh Circuit’s decision in Duty Free Americas, Inc. v. Estee Lauder Cos. (DFA)[1], another in a growing body of cases to extend contributory liability doctrine beyond the traditional trademark infringement context. In the years since the Supreme Court decided Inwood Labs.[2], courts have generally been predisposed to consider, if not […]

UPDATE: Petroliam Nasional Berhad v. GoDaddy.com — Cert. Denied

Posted on October 6, 2014 The Supreme Court issued its order today denying Petroliam’s petition for writ of certiorari. Related items Contributory False Advertising Former Flea Market Owner Subject to Contributory Liability Claim Ninth Circuit Holds There is No Cause of Action for Contributory Cybersquatting

Former Flea Market Owner Subject to Contributory Liability Claim

Posted on March 10, 2014 Coach v. Sapatis (D.N.H. Jan. 31, 2014) Much of modern contributory liability doctrine is founded on the flea market cases, where the courts first extended Inwood’s test for contributory trademark infringement outside the “supplies a product” context to flea market owners and operators whose vendors sold counterfeits of the plaintiff’s […]

Ninth Circuit Holds There is No Cause of Action for Contributory Cybersquatting

Posted on December 12, 2013 Petroliam Nasional Berhad v. GoDaddy.com  (9th Cir. Dec. 4, 2013) As our book speeds its way to the printer, the Ninth Circuit has made sure we will have a lot to discuss on this blog and in the upcoming supplement to Secondary Trademark Infringement.  Last week it held there is […]

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