Organisation: Google

Google cannot claim safe harbour for its Ads Programme, confirms Delhi High Court

In a major blow to Google, the Delhi High Court has confirmed that the company is not entitled to the defence available to intermediaries under Section 79 of the IT Act insofar as the Ads Programme is concerned.

01 September 2023

The X files: register data reveals extent of Musk’s competition for new Twitter brand

Analysis of global register data reveals thousands of pre-existing X marks, including some owned by major tech rivals.

01 August 2023

Google updates trademark complaints policy; OEPM publishes annual report; first post-Brexit GI awarded – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the USPTO accepting signature software for trademark submissions, WIPO delving into the history of Barbie, and much more.

25 July 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: wins and fails based on reputation

We continue our latest series highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed by looking at cases where brand owners sought to rely on the reputation of their marks in opposition proceedings.

13 July 2023

Google policy update will create more work for trademark owners, practitioners warn

Under Google's new trademark policy, brand owners will no longer be able to file industry-wide infringement complaints. Practitioners weigh in.

30 June 2023

Brand Tracker: January-April 2023

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Fashion and luxury brands Christian Dior and Estée Lauder more than doubled their filing activity in the first four months of 2023 - while many leading brands more than halved their own - WTR analysis shows.

23 June 2023

“A complete fraud”: law firm takes on Google over ads for scam trademark filing platforms

A new arbitration filing this week accuses Google of allowing the general public “to be deceived” through misleading third-party trademark filing ads on its US search platform.

11 May 2023

Gmail launches brand verification; EIP AI offering; Musk brand impersonation tweet – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Meta being denied a motion to dismiss infringement claim, India conducting the first trademark agent exam in eight years, and much more.

09 May 2023

ICANN CEO search update, MarkMonitor launches DomainDefend, Google launches new TLDs: Domain Watch (April 2023)

Our monthly column covering recent developments in internet policy, governance and use.

24 April 2023

General Court: GOOGLE CAR would take unfair advantage of GOOGLE’s reputation

The court found that the risk of free-riding was obvious, given the reference to the earlier GOOGLE mark and its extremely strong reputation.

17 April 2023

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