IP: The confusing intersection of trademarks and search engine optimization

Debate rages over whether to protect trademarks or Internet freedom

Last December, a Superior Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, an educational software company, the Tiananmen Square student protests and a documentary film company converged on the Internet. The Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) weighed in by filing an amicus brief, drafted by attorneys at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., urging the appeals court to protect Internet users.

This suit arises out of a dispute between Jenzabar, a company owned in part by Chai Ling, who figured prominently as a student organizer during the Tiananmen Square protests, and the Long Bow Group, which produces documentary films. The Long Bow Group produced one film in particular that focused on the student protests in China at the end of the 1980s.

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Douglas R. Wolf

Douglas R. Wolf is a Shareholder in  Wolf Greenfield's Trademark Group.

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Anderson Duff

Anderson Duff is an associate in Wolf Greenfield's Trademark and Copyright Group. He specializes in prosecution and litigation, including proceedings before the Trademark Trial and...

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