Injunctions voided in trademark/domain names ruling

[JURIST] The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] reversed a lower court Friday and voided injunctions against a web designer, initially granted to stop him from using six internet domain names that allegedly violated trademarks of the plaintiff company. The appeals court ruled that the web designer's use of the domain names was not "in connection with the sale or advertising of goods or services," and there was no likelihood of confusion among consumers. Read The Taubman Company v. Webfeats [opinion text].

 

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