n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Internet law : metatags and trade mark infringement (part 1)
|Article Title||Internet law : metatags and trade mark infringement (part 1)|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||622 - 634|
ISI Social Science
Many United States courts have ruled upon the question whether the use of someone else's trade mark name as a metatag constitutes trade mark infringement and/or unfair competition. The purpose of this discussion is to: (1) explain the concept "metatag"; (2) discuss why United States courts maintain that the use of someone else's trade mark name as a metatag does not constitute trade mark infringement and/or unfair competition under given circumstances; and (3) determine whether such use constitutes trade mark infringement and/or unlawful competition in terms of the South African Trade Marks Act 194 of 1993 and the South African common law.
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