Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy, 4th edition


Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy, 4th edition



The many strands of trademark and unfair competition doctrine are carefully organized into a coherent conceptual framework divided into three parts: foundation and purposes, creation, and scope & enforcement. The traditional case-and-note format is enhanced by summarizing problems that help students understand intricate key topics. Trademarks and Unfair Competition features many issues related to the Internet, such as cybersquatting, keyword advertising, domain name disputes, the relationship between trademarks and domain name, and the potential secondary liability of online auction websites such as eBay. International as well as domestic issues are thoroughly explored. Comprehensive coverage of trade dress protection is integrated with issues of word mark protection.

The Fourth Edition presents the Second Circuit’s important decision in Louboutin v. YSL as well as important new appellate decisions on functionality, including the Federal Circuit’s Becton Dickinson opinion and the decision of the Seventh Circuit in Franco & Sons. Also new to this edition: the Fourth Circuit’s decision in Rosetta Stone on trademark liability for keyword advertising and the Eleventh Circuit’s University of Alabama opinion on First Amendment limitations on the scope of trademark rights. New cases explore trademark fair use, including the DELICIOUS shoes case and the Tabari case on nominative fair use in connection with domain names. New applications of the trademark dilution are covered along with new anti-cybersquatting provisions, and new cases on remedies are introduced in the revised Fourth Edition.


9781454827825 (hb.)

Publication Date



Wolters Kluwer Law & Business


New York, NY


Trademarks-Law and Legislation-United States-Cases, Unfair Competition


Conflict of Laws | Law


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Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, KF3180 .D56 2014

Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy, 4th edition