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Re: Meta Tags - Regulation and Censorship Thread

From: Art Miller <amiller@mta.ca>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 01:03:52 -0300
Message-ID: <1059641497.IAA22192@phantom.w3.org>
To: www-p3p-policy@w3.org


A quick search of Google (TM) using the terms "registered trademark
metatag" suggest that there is lots of case law regarding this topic.

The Acts govening trademark in the US state that it is illegal to use
the "mark" (without the permission of the registrant), in any
transaction, offering for sale, distribution or advertising of the goods
"likely to cause confusion,  or to cause mistake or to deceive"

The use of a "mark" in a metatag in order to attract a customer to a
website would be a trademark infringement if there were no "connection"
between the goods represented by the trademark and the website. If the
website contains materials related to the goods represented by the
"mark", it does not appear that infringment would have occurred.
Received on Sunday, 18 May 2003 09:22:17 UTC

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