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Do Adjacent Organic Search Results Constitute Trademark Infringement? Of Course Not…But…–America CAN! v. CDF

One of the screenshots from the complaint A charitable fundraising organization, America CAN!, has a registered trademark in the phrase “Write off the car, not the Kid.” The organization purports to help the education of high risk youths, and it claims that “100% of the net proceeds go to the kids.” So the “kid” in the trademarked phrase appears to refer to disadvantaged youths, not tax writeoffs for being a parent. As a parent, the pun didn’t work for me. The lawsuit relates to Make-a-Wish Nor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Yahoo, Law, California, Marketing, America, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Weber, Florida Bar, Cooper, Abraham

Botify raises $20 mln

Botify said Feb. 27 that it raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Idinvest Partners. Ventech also participated. Botify, of Seattle, provides an SEO platform that helps enterprises to build their websites. PRESS RELEASE Botify Raises $20M in Series B Funding, Opens Northwest Headquarters in Seattle Investment Further Validates Leadership Position in Rapidly Growing Enterprise Organic Search Marketing Industry Botify , the new standard in organic search marketing, today announced that it h...
Tags: London, Trends, Conde Nast, Seattle, BPI, Cto, Botify, Idinvest Partners, Ventech, MarTech Today, VC Deals, Seattle Washington Botify, Adrien Menard, Co Founder of Botify, Thomas Grange, Expedia Nike Marriott

Botify attracts $20 mln Series B

New York City-based Botify, an enterprise organic search platform, has secured $20 million in Series B funding. Idinvest Partners led the round with participation from Ventech. PRESS RELEASE New York, New York and Paris, France — February 26, 2019 — Botify, the new standard in organic search marketing, today announced that it has closed $20 million in Series B funding and is opening its second U.S. headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Botify’s Series B financing was led by Idinvest Partners, wit...
Tags: London, New York City, Trends, Conde Nast, Seattle, BPI, Cto, New York New York, Botify, Idinvest Partners, Ventech, Paris France, MarTech Today, VC Deals, Seattle Washington Botify, Adrien Menard

SeaBubbles shows off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami

We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami this weekend to show off one of its five prototype boats — or six, if you count an early, windowless white boat they’ve lovingly dubbed the “soapdish.” This innovative boat design combines technology from nautical industries, aviation, and intelligent software to raise the hull of the boat out of the water using foils, which ...
Tags: TC, Russia, America, Tech, Boat, United States, Paris, Amsterdam, Moscow, Miami, Taxi, Sailing, Electric, BPI, St Petersburg, Partech Ventures

96Boards form factor voice control board has 3-mic array

Allwinner and Shenzhen Kepuhao have teamed up on a 96Boards CE Extended compatible “Hichips-Parrot” SBC for Alexa voice prototyping that runs Linux on a quad -A53 Allwinner R18 SoC and offers an external 3-mic array board. We missed the Allwinner SoC-Only 3-Mic Far-Field Dev Kit (BPI-R18-AI) when it shipped for $129 earlier this year from [[he]#8230[/he]]
Tags: Linux, BPI, Alexa, SBC, Shenzhen Kepuhao

The Ongoing Saga of the Florida Bar’s Angst About Competitive Keyword Advertising

In August, I reported on the Florida Bar’s continued angst about regulating competitive keyword advertising by lawyers. Read my post, “The Florida Bar and Competitive Keyword Advertising: A Tragicomedy (in 3 Parts),” for the full background. The short story is that in 2013, the Florida Bar considered banning lawyers’ competitive keyword advertising, but surprisingly concluded the process by blessing it. In 2018, the Florida Bar revisited banning competitive keyword advertising–despite five addit...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Florida Bar, Board of Governors, Jive, Publicity/Privacy Rights, Infogroup, ElitePay Global, CardPaymentOptions Google

Your Periodic Reminder That Keyword Ad Lawsuits Are Stupid–Passport Health v. Avance

The parties compete for the provision of health services related to traveling, like immunizations. The defendant Avance bought keyword ads triggered on the plaintiff’s trademark “Passport Health.” In 2013, the trademark owner complained, and Avance apparently dropped the Google ad buy. However, apparently everyone forget about Bing. In 2017, the trademark owner reemerged, complaining about the Bing ad buys. This lawsuit ensued. It doesn’t go well for the trademark owner. You kind of get the sens...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Bing, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, LCC, GEICO, Troutman Sanders, Jive, Infogroup

Reading app Glose procures funding

Glose, a digital reading app, has raised 3 million euros in funding. The investors included OneRagTime, Expon Capital, Kima Ventures and BPI France. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, BPI, VC Deals, OneRagTime Expon Capital Kima Ventures

Taylor Swift And The Rise Of Label Services [Mark Mulligan]

Last week, Taylor Swift announced her new deal with Universal, which included a gift to thousands of other UMG artists in the form of Spotify stock revenue distributions. Swift's label move is also part of an important trend, writes MIDiA's Mark Mulligan; and that's the rise of the label services deal.  ________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Taylor Swift has done it again, striking a deal with UMG that includes a commitment from t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Music, UK, Taylor Swift, US, Billy Bragg, Swift, BPI, Bmg, Music Business, Indie Labels, Atlantic Records

Restricting Competitive Keyword Ads Is Anti-Competitive–FTC v. 1-800 Contacts

Starting in 2002 and continuing for about a decade, 1-800 Contacts systematically locked up many of its online contact lenses retail competitors into settlement agreements that prohibited the parties from bidding on each other’s trademarks at the search engines. Perhaps not coincidentally (this was the subject of some back-and-forth among experts), 1-800 Contacts unapologetically and consistently charges higher prices than its online retailer competitors. In 2016, the FTC filed an administrativ...
Tags: Google, Law, Marketing, E-commerce, Search Engines, Rebecca, Commission, Slaughter, Search Advertising, Bing, Costco, Trademark, BPI, Mccarthy, Ftc, Lens

United States: SIFMA And BPI Offer Recommendations On Resolution Planning Guidance - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

SIFMA and the Bank Policy Institute (collectively, the "associations") submitted comments to the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC (collectively, the "agencies")
Tags: News, United States, BPI, FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, Cadwalader Wickersham, Taft LLP, SIFMA, Bank Policy Institute

Identify Key Stakeholders for Business Process Improvement Projects

Given the potential risks and issues involved in managing business process improvement (BPI) projects, it is essential that project managers identify early on who are the key stakeholders who can, and must, support the BPI project. There are, of course, the obvious key stakeholders – the project sponsor(s), team members and those departments who are [...] The post Identify Key Stakeholders for Business Process Improvement Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi.
Tags: BPI, Branding, Project Management, Business Process Management, BPI projects, Leading Project, Stakeholder Identification

Music Industry In UK Booms As Brexit Disaster Looms

A British Phonographic Industry report shows that British music exports are now at their highest level in almost two decades. According to the BPI, UK labels generated revenues of £408.4 million in 2017, up by 12% over the previous year. The strong performance contributes to more than £5 billion in revenue generated by the sector since 2000.  Taking into account payments made overseas, UK labels generated a net £200 million balance of payments surplus for the UK economy in 2017, up by more t...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, France, Germany, US, Eu, Spain, Theresa May, Ed Sheeran, Italy, Sam Smith, Drake, BPI, Brexit, Music Business

UK music exports buoyant but 'bad Brexit deal' risks loom

LONDON (AP) — The body representing British music is warning that the industry's financial fortunes, currently buoyed by the likes of Ed Sheeran, could be harmed in the event of a "bad Brexit deal."The warning Thursday from BPI... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, London, Ap, Ed Sheeran, BPI

Is It Time For US Music Industry To Speak With One Voice? [Emmanuel Legrand]

In the wake of a series of legal squabbles and lawsuits which have served to slow the progress of updating copyright law in the US, it may be time to for the music industry here to look to UK, who have faced similar issues in recent years, but emerged with a unified front in the form of UK Music. _____________________________________ By industry journalist Emmanuel Legrand show blogs at Legrand Network This summer, a group of American songwriters mounted a scathing attack against SE...
Tags: Music, Usa, UK, Congress, Mexico, US, Washington Dc, Guest Post, House, MMA, BPI, Music Business, Major Labels, Nafta, Alliance, SESAC

Another Failed Trademark Suit Over Competitive Keyword Advertising–JIVE v. Wine Racks America

The parties compete in the wine rack/wine cellar business. The defendant bought the plaintiff’s trademarks for keyword ads. The plaintiff alleges this creates initial interest confusion. The 10th Circuit’s ruling governs this case. The court says that case makes this an easy defense win: A consumer using the search term Vino Grotto is unlikely to be confused by the appearance of an advertisement for Defendants. As is demonstrated by Exhibit Q to the Motion, a consumer will be able to e...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Jive, Infogroup, ElitePay Global, CardPaymentOptions Google, Fareportal, EarthCam

Negative Keywords Help Defeat Preliminary Injunction–DealDash v. ContextLogic

DealDash and Wish are e-commerce vendors. For a while, Wish offered a service called “Deal Dash” for time-limited bargains. Immediately after DealDash sued, Wish renamed its service “Bargain Blitz” and pulled the “DealDash” term from all advertising. DealDash still pressed for a preliminary injunction that restricted, among other things, using “DealDash” as keyword ad triggers in search engines and app stores. Wish submitted an affidavit that it had blocked “DealDash” or “Deal Dash” as negative ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Infogroup, ElitePay Global, CardPaymentOptions Google, Fareportal, EarthCam

The Florida Bar and Competitive Keyword Advertising: A Tragicomedy (in 3 Parts)

In the late 2000s, keyword advertising was one of Internet Law’s hottest topics. Now, not so much. Relatively few lawsuits are filed; they rarely last long in court; and most trademark owners have moved on. But in the Florida Bar, the keyword advertising debate rages on like it’s 2009. If all this sounds familiar, you have a good memory. In 2013, the Florida Bar considered a proposal to ban competitive keyword advertising by lawyers. In a surprising upset, the Board of Governors narrowly rejecte...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Texas, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Florida Bar, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Bog, Board of Governors, Internet History

Streaming Changes Everything For Music Catalogs

Most labels and many musicians thrive because of their hits, but survive over time because of their catalog.  But as MIDiA analyst Mak Mulligan points out, streaming , which offers access to 35 million track library and a 'small royalty income forever' business model, changes the value of music catalogs in ways that we're just beginning to understand. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog Friday’s news that catalogue acquisition business Hipgnosis Songs Fund is set to f...
Tags: Music, UK, London Stock Exchange, Streaming, BPI, Music Business, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Rolling Stones, Sony ATV, Mark Mulligan, Hipgnosis, Midia Research, Mak Mulligan, Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Newest Healthcare Coupons: Aleve, Benadryl, Dulcolax and More.

Newest Healthcare Coupons We have a lot of new healthcare coupons on the 1st day of the month. You can print all the newest healthcare coupons for this month here that include brands like Aleve, Benadryl, Dulcolax and More. Healthcare Save $5.00 on any ONE (1) BPI Sports Bottle of 1MR Vortex Pre-Workout Supplement or […].Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, BPI, Newest Healthcare

Klaxoon takes in $50 mln Series B

France-based Klaxoon, a provider of teamwork solutions, has secured $50 million in Series B Funding. Idinvest Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included BPI, Sofiouest, Arkea and White Star Capital Fund. Source: Press Release
Tags: France, Trends, BPI, VC Deals, Klaxoon

Bergara Experience Boasts Tremendous Success at the Triple C Shooting Range

Bergara Experience Boasts Tremendous Success at the Triple C Shooting Range Lawrenceville, GA –-( Bergara Rifles recently hosted the first 2018 Bergara Experience on May 19th in Cresson, Texas. Participants had the opportunity to try out Bergara’s latest line of rifles at ranges from 100-1000 yards with the Bergara staff. As participants signed in, excitement filled the air as the event was attended by folks who traveled from neighboring states, and as far as 7 hours away. After ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Idaho, Fort Worth, BPI, Hunter, Ken, Northern Spain, Lawrenceville Georgia, Phillip, Wylie, CVA, Shooting Industry News, Bergara, Triple C Shooting Range, Triple C Shooting Range Lawrenceville GA

YouTube Music Is Rolling Out Now

YouTube's long promised new entry into the subscription music streaming wars, YouTube Music, is live. About Noon ET today, Google announced that they had started rolling out early access to the new service in the US, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.  We have access and will be taking a deep dive today and reporting back. In the meantime, here's what to expect from the new YouTube Music. Related articles YouTube Planning New Spotify Competitor "Remix" [REPORT] ...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Music, Streaming, BPI, Apple Music, Music Business, Bruce Houghton, Spotify YouTube, YouTube & Video, US Mexico Australia New Zealand

Bergara Is Now Shipping the B-14 Ridge Rifle

Bergara Is Now Shipping the B-14 Ridge Rifle Lawrenceville, GA –-( New for 2018, Bergara has officially begun shipping its newest member of the B-14 line, the “Ridge” Rifle. The B-14 Ridge Rifle was designed with the purpose of offering customers a feature rich hunting rifle ideal for longer range big game hunting, varmint hunting, as well as a versatile target shooting rifle. The Ridge is built in Bergara Spain, at the same factory where all of our world-famous Bergara barrels a...
Tags: Guns, Idaho, BPI, Northern Spain, Lawrenceville Georgia, Moa, CVA, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Bergara Spain, Bergara

Music industry revenue growth back at Britpop levels, BPI says

Ed Sheeran and Stormzy helped push record labels' revenues up by 10.6% last year, the fastest rise since 1995.
Tags: News, Ed Sheeran, BPI, Stormzy

What Smart Speakers Mean For Music, The Music Industry [Stuart Dredge]

Stuart Dredge explores how the new hardware category of the smart speakers is transforming the music landscape and what the technology's rise could mean for the future of music and the music industry. _______________________________ Guest post by Stuart Dredge of Music Ally, originally appearing on Medium. Join Stuart and Music Ally at their Sandbox Summit NYC music-marketing conference in New York on  25 April [This is an edited version of a speech I gave at the recent Every...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Music, UK, New York, US, Siri, Chicago, Ed Sheeran, Guest Post, Paloma Faith, Npr

Dickerson: Brain Training For Law Student Success

Darby Dickerson (Dean, John Marshall (Chicago)), Brain Training for Academic Success: This paper describes the collaboration between Texas Tech University School of Law and the Brain Performance Institute at the University of Texas-Dallas to implement high-performance brain training for law students. The pilot program used a variation of BPI's Strategic... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, BPI, Dickerson, Paul Caron, Legal Education, University of Texas Dallas, Texas Tech University School of Law

Bergara Now Shipping HMR Pro Rifles

Bergara Now Shipping HMR Pro Rifles Lawrenceville, GA –-( Bergara has officially begun shipping its hot new HMR Pro Rifle to the trade. After the company introducing the new model at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, customers and dealers have been anxiously awaiting their arrival. Nate Treadaway, CEO of BPI Outdoors stated, “In my 19 years of working in the industry, I have never been questioned so frequently about the arrival date of a new product, and I absolutely love seeing t...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Idaho, Las Vegas, BPI, Northern Spain, Lawrenceville Georgia, HMR, CVA, Firearm News, Lawrenceville Ga, Cerakote, Treadaway, Bergara, Bergara Now Shipping HMR, Nate Treadaway

Smart Speakers Will Drive Music Consumption, Industry Growth says New Report

[UPDATED] A new report authored by Music Ally's Stuart Dredge for label trade BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association [ERA] looks at how voice-controlled smart speakers are transforming how fans engage with music. ____________________________________________ The new report,  “Everybody’s Talkin’ – Smart Speakers and their impact on music consumption” looks at how this new technology is driving the next wave of music consumption, fuelling further growth in streaming and sub...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Music, UK, US, Panasonic, BPI, Alexa, Amazon Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Indie Labels, Major Labels

Could chaos reign in Pac-12 basketball tournament?

The Pac-12 Tournament has been rather predictable in recent seasons. In each of the previous four tournaments in Las Vegas, the top two seeds have met in the championship game, making for a gripping finale but inviting little drama along the way. This year, though, appears ripe for upsets. Amid a less-than-stellar season for the conference, five teams have at least a 10 percent chance of winning the conference tournament this week, according to basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy, and the top se...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Arizona, Kansas, College sports, Espn, Las Vegas, Washington State, Oregon State