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Bosley v. Kremer - 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Issues: Trademark, Dilution and Cyber squatting.
Affirmed summary judgment dismissing trademark infringement and dilution.  Reversed dismissal of Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) which was remanded to the District Court to determine if Kremer used the mark with a bad faith intent to profit.
Decision (pdf)
Public Citizen's Brief (pdf)
Harvard's Brief Amici Curiae (pdf)
TMI v. Maxwell - 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Issues: Trademark and Cybersquatting.
Judgement in favor of website publisher.   (noncommercial use)
Decision (pdf)
Public Citizen's brief.
Taubman v. Webfeats and Henry Mishkoff - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Issues: Trademark
Judgement in favor of website publisher (noncommercial use)
Decision (pdf)
PETA v. Doheny - 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Issues: Trademark
Judgement in favor of plaintiff (website publisher engaged in commercial activity)
Decision (html)
Playboy v. Welles - U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Issues: Trademark, "Dilution", Meta tags
Judgement in favor of defendant
Decision (html)
Northland Insurance Companies v. Blaylock - U.S. Distict Court, Minnesota
Issues: Tradmark, "Dilution"
Judgement in favor of defendant
Decision 
Jews for Jesus v. Brodsky - U.S. District Court, New Jersey
Issues: Trademark, "Dilution"
Judgment in favor of plaintiff (not "fair use")
Decision 
 

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