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1-800 Contacts Takes Fight Over Search Ads To Appellate Court

1-800 Contacts Takes Fight Over Search Ads To Appellate Court by Wendy Davis  @wendyndavis, June 12, 2019 Contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts is blasting a “short-sighted” Federal Trade Commission decision that the company’s efforts to police the use of its trademark in search advertising violated antitrust law. “The Commission’s process for assigning antitrust liability was … Continue reading 1-800 Contacts Takes Fight Over Search Ads To Appellate Court

California Court Says Yelp Can’t Be Forced To Remove Negative Review

California Court Says Yelp Can’t Be Forced To Remove Negative Review by Wendy Davis  @wendyndavis, July 3, 2018 California’s highest court ruled 4-3 on Monday that Yelp can’t be required to remove a negative post that sparked a defamation lawsuit. The ruling stems from a 2013 lawsuit brought by California attorney Dawn Hassell against a … Continue reading California Court Says Yelp Can’t Be Forced To Remove Negative Review

Getting Personal: Retailers Use New Tech to Court Individual Shoppers

Angela Shah       “Personalized shopping” has long been the guiding light for retailers. But in the age of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), traditional stores have been searching for the best way to digitize what was once a person-to-person process. “Internet shopping is now across mobile and Web, and now, the is, ‘How do we … Continue reading Getting Personal: Retailers Use New Tech to Court Individual Shoppers

Google holds onto its trademark as federal court rules it has not become generic (DD)

Usage of “google” as a verb does not automatically invalidate its legal protection. Greg Sterling on May 17, 2017   Google has not committed “genericide,” according to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. While people have used “google” to refer to searching online for nearly 20 years, that does not invalidate the company’s trademark. … Continue reading Google holds onto its trademark as federal court rules it has not become generic (DD)