Jacqueline Levasseur Patt

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Fashionistas can rejoice now that the Second Circuit has overturned the District Court’s ruling that would have stripped Louboutin of its trademarked Red Sole Shoe. But YSL also scored a victory, of sorts, in that YSL can still sell their monochromatic red shoe that also features a red sole not withstanding Louboutin’s enforceable trademark. Louboutin introduced its signature high end shoe with the bright red lacquered soles in 1992. These “Red Sole Shoes” have since…
Despite strong opposition and a temporary interruption in the application process, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has barreled ahead with the new generic top level domain name (gTLD) program. This expansion of new gTLDs (to the right of the dot) opens up the internet to a plethora of new gTLD domain extensions. ICANN announced that it received over 1900 applications, and at $185,000 in application fees alone ICANN collected over $350…
In a closely watched battle, the Fourth Circuit breathed life back into Rosetta Stone Ltd.’s trademark infringement and dilution claims against Google, Incorporated stemming from its AdWords program.  Google’s AdWords program allows advertisers to purchase “keywords” that trigger the advertiser’s ads when the keyword is entered as a search term in Google.  In a series of changes in policy, Google permitted the use of trademarks as search triggers and later in the title or text…