Re: Is it legal?|
From Larry on 27 May '99
replying to Re: Is it legal? posted by Jeff
>>One of my competitors put our company name in the
>>"<META NAME="KeyWords" CONTENT="
>>line of his web page.
>>I was wondering if this is illegal.
See Playboy Enterprises v. Welles, 7 F. Supp. 2d 1098 (S.D. Cal 1998). The court found that the use of Playboy's trademarks by the defendant, a former Playmate of the Year, was "in good faith to index the content of her website" and therefore was not an infringement. Of course, this is law only in the Southern District of California, but it may be a useful precedent for you. Also see http://www.perkinscoie.com/resource/ecomm/netcase/Cases-26.htm