Written by: Karl Braun, Esq. and Larry Cheng
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently considered whether the Google name should continue to receive trademark protection. Specifically, the Ninth Circuit examined whether the term “google” had become generic.
In 2012, Chris Gillespie acquired 763 domain names that included the term “google.” For example, Gillespie registered for domain names such as “googledisney.com,” “googlebarackobama.net,” and “googlenewtvs.com.” Google, Inc. (“Google”) opposed