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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues opinion re Yahoo issue

In Beverly Stayart v. Yahoo! Inc., et al, a 7-page opinion in a case out of Wisconsin, Judeg Manion writes:

Like many, Beverly Stayart was curious about what she would find when she put her name into a search engine. In this case it was Yahoo. To her dismay, the comprehensive search results eventually contained links to websites and advertisements that she found shameful. She then sued Yahoo and the other defendants alleging trademark infringement and a host of state law claims. The district court dismissed her complaint, finding she lacked standing under the Lanham Act to sue for trademark infringement. She appeals, and because we agree that Stayart lacks standing under the Lanham Act, we affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 30, 2010 02:40 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions