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December 13, 2006

Links du Jour 12-13-06

blackberry-blackjack.gifRIM (Blackberry) Sues Samsung Over the Word 'Black' in BlackJack - PDAStreet reports on this interesting brand naming news. James Alan Miller reports on the filing: According to RIM, BlackJack "constitutes false designation of origin, unfair competition, and trademark dilution". RIM's filing adds that "Samsung is misleading the public into falsely believing that Samsung's goods and services are connected with RIM's business."

Spanish talk-show host lends name to Kohl's for new line - A Spanish talk show host, Cristina Saralegui, who is something of a homemaking guru in her own country has licensed her names to Kohl’s. Look for the Casa Cristina collection in December. Excellent way to continue capturing the growing Hispanic market.

Trademark Violations and PPC Advertising - Art Micklewraith writes about how fraudsters exploit the rules around pay per click advertising by using a registered brand name (not their own) as the basis of their online advertising or simply using a rival company's web address as a paid search item. Great post here, Art.

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