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A covenant not to enforce a trademark against a competitor’s existing products and any future “colorable imitations” moots the competitor’s action to have the trademark declared invalid. U.S. Supreme Court. Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., No. 11-982. Jan. 9, 2013. ...

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In a challenge to a federally registered trademark, is a federal district court divested of Article III jurisdiction if the registrant promises not to assert its mark against the challenger’s then-existing commercial activities? Already v. Nike, No. 11-982. Certiorari granted ...

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Google can be sued over Adwords program

Google can be sued for trademark violations based on its use of the plaintiff’s company name as a search term to increase Internet traffic to the advertising sites of competitors, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.

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