Sweet Irony: Is IP Dragon Liable For Hosting IPR Infringing AdWords?

Law is often walking a few steps behind the developments in society. I propose the term “law lag”, whereby I apply the “cultural lag” concept developed by Thorstein Veblen to law. Of course intellectual property and cyberlaw are not immune for this. One important question that should be answered is to what degree are internet […]

Google Will Continue To Investigate Trademarks as Keywords in China, Hong Kong and Macau

Imagine that your competitor can advertise with your name using Google AdWords. This nightmare can come true in the following jurisdictions: ‘Regions for Which Google will not investigate the use of trademarks as keywords‘. So far the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR are excluded from this practice.