Archive for September 7, 2009

Contributory TM infringement against web hosting company

Posted in 1P, Australian IP Case Law, IP Protection, Trade Mark on September 7, 2009 by 1place

A web hosting company is to pay $32M for TM infringement see

“companies should know if enabling illegal activities”
If there is intentional inducement for another group to infringe a trade mark, or if group “continues to supply its product to one whom it knows or has reason to know is engaging in trade mark infringement, the manufacturer or distributor is contributorially responsible for any harm done as a result of the deceit.” Inwood Labs, Inc v Ives Labs, Inc cited from