Interflora Inc. and Interflora British Unit bring proceedings against Marks & Spencer plc concerning the display on the internet of M & S advertisements based on keywords corresponding to the trade mark Interflora, whose action is established for infringement of trade mark rights.
The Court of Palermo IP Section, with ruling of June 7, 2013 in joined cases 11626/08 and 11627/08, definitively sentences on trademark infringement allegedly perpetrated by the means of Google’s service AdWords and on the supposed liability of the Internet Service Provider providing the advertising service. The Court finds that the illicit conduct affected only when the “dynamic keyword insertion” technique is implemented and thus it leads to ruling against the Defendant’s conduct for trademark infringement. Google’s liability is denied on the basis that the internet provider is not called to check the content of the whole advertisers’ ads.
By order of US District Judge Laura Taylor Swain on 5.12.2011 in the matter of Yahoo Inc. as Plaintiff against Daiann Nakchan et al. as Defendants (case file No. 08 Civ. 4581) Plaintiff's motion for judgment by default is granted, The Clerk of Court is respectfully requested to enter judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendants Nakchan, Chinedu Mbonu, Chibuzor Mhonu, Ausdith Investments Ltd., and Alamin Industrial Corp., jointly and severally, in the total sum of $610,039,500 (comprising a statutory damages award of $27,000,000 under 1117(c), and a statutory damages award of $583,039,500 under the CAN-SPAM Act).