27 Mar '11, 1pm

EU Might Place Restrictions On Trademark Keyword Advertising

According to the New York Times an adviser to the highest European Union court recommended Thursday that some restrictions be placed on the rights of advertisers to use the names of rivals as keywords to generate sponsored links on Internet search engines.” The New York quotes Kirsten Gilbert, a partner at Marks & Clerk Solicitors in London who said: “With this opinion, Google’s customers may well reconsider how extensively they want to use a competitor’s mark as an AdWord,” “The opinion was prepared by an advocate general to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which is reviewing a lawsuit by Interflora, the flower delivery service, against the British retailer Marks & Spencer, which has a competing florist operation.” There have been quite a few cases in the US dealing with this same issue and all have held so far that the search engines are permitted to sell adv...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/03/27/eu-might-place-restr...

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