Ruling Increases Protection For Trademarks In Metatags

The U.S. District in the Northern District of California expanded the protection of trademarks on the Internet. The court enjoined the website,, from using the plaintiff’s trade name than was reasonably necessary to identify the plaintiff and also the excessive use in headers and as underlined words.

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