Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Keywords abuse - damages of $292,000

A law firm specialising in disability claims was awarded $292,000 by a California court, because of a competitor’s use of its mark as a Google AdWord.


1 comment:

QUT Student said...

This case, although of interest to Google and Bing etc who operate internationally, may not have any bearing on Australian Trade Mark law. There are two reasons for this: first, the 8 factors referred to in that case are quite different to the test developed by the Courts under the Australian TM Act.
Second, and probably most importantly, the US has the "anti-dilution" provisions which Australia does not have.