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“You made Wikipedia!”

Thanks to Eric Goldman for telling me “You made Wikipedia!”. Here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_Interest_Confusion.

Even without the citation, the entry is a very good overview of the Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine. (Some of you will recall that I ranted about this doctrine some time ago; others of you could care less).

Falling into the category of “what goes around…”, I found myself writing a cease and desist letter recently in which I told the defendant that his use of my client’s trademark on the defendant’s website fell right smack into the Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine. And for the first time, I liked that doctrine and appreciated the fine legal minds that conjured it up.

Jonathan Pink is an intellectual property attorney specializing in copyright, trademark and patent litigation.  He is resident in the Irvine (Orange County) office of Bryan Cave, LLP.

Jonathan Pink is a business lawyer with a specialty in copyright, patent and trademark litigation. His clients include many of the biggest names in the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts industries, and one of world's largest media companies. He has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He can be reached at 949.223.7173, or at jonathan.pink@bryancave.com, and his full profile can be viewed at www.bryancave.com.

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