July 19, 1999 |
Internet search engines aren't in violation of trademark laws when they sell advertisements linked to such trademarked terms as Playboy and Playmate, according to a recent ruling by a federal judge in Santa Ana. The ruling, the first of its kind in this area of law, is a setback for Playboy Enterprises Inc. in its ongoing trademark infringement lawsuit against search engines Excite Inc. and Netscape Communications Corp.
March 13, 2005 |
A man opened fire at a Wisconsin church service Saturday, killing seven members of a congregation that preaches nonviolence and "end-time" prophecies before taking his own life, authorities said. Four others were wounded. The shootings took place shortly before 1 p.m. during the weekly services of a Living Church of God congregation in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee.
April 24, 1999 |
Outlawing a widely used marketing ploy that often misleads consumers on the Internet, a federal appeals court has ruled that companies cannot boost traffic to their Web sites by littering them with rivals' trademarks. For consumers, the ruling could help end a bait-and-switch tactic that frustrates millions of people who depend on "search engines" such as Yahoo and Lycos, which guide users to Web sites on topics they are interested in.