Archive for the “Trade marks” category

Lawyers are necessary shock

By Nick Holmes on April 13, 2007

Thanks to Kevin O’Keefe for pointing us to the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision that Martindale-Hubbell’s lawyers.com domain name is not sufficiently distinctive to qualify as a trade mark, saying: For better or worse, lawyers are necessarily an integral part (…)

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Intellectual Property: Online market for second hand trade marks

By Nick Holmes on April 1, 2004

The Trademark Catalogue has gone live, providing an online market for brand owners to buy and sell trade mark rights over the internet. The aim of the service is to enable the owners of dormant trade marks and associated domain (…)

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Internet: Trade mark not abused by meta tag and search ads

By Nick Holmes on March 16, 2004

The Court of Appeal ruled on 3 March that recruitment site totaljobs.com had not infringed a trade mark that had been used as a meta tag in the source code of totaljobs’ web site and in paid adverts on search (…)

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