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Trademark Complaint to Google: Android Market

February 11, 2011

 

Sender Information:
LinkedIn Corporation
Sent by:
Director of Legal -- IP and Litigation


US

Recipient Information:

Google, Inc. [Android Market]


Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA


Sent via: online form: Form
Re: Infringement Notification via Android Market Complaint

Google Form: Android Market Trademark Complaint

1. Complainant's Information
Name: [redacted]
Your Title: Director of Legal -- IP and Litigation
Company name: LinkedIn Corporation
Address: [redacted]
Country: US

2. Trademark at issue:
What is the trademark?

LinkedIn and In

Below I provide the mark, country and registration number together.

In which country/countries is this trademark registered?

Mark Country Reg. No.
LINKEDIN Argentina 2251507
LINKEDIN Brazil 829456872
LINKEDIN Canada TMA724002
LINKEDIN Chile 841790
LINKEDIN Colombia 409137
LINKEDIN Colombia 402595
LINKEDIN Colombia 402594
LINKEDIN Colombia 402599
LINKEDIN Colombia 402596
LINKEDIN Colombia 402597
LINKEDIN Colombia 402598
LINKEDIN European Community 004183893
LINKEDIN European Community 8411928
LINKEDIN Hong Kong 301521918
LINKEDIN Hong Kong 301521945
LINKEDIN Hong Kong 300968130
LINKEDIN Israel 204314
LINKEDIN Japan 4910650
LINKEDIN Mexico 1156508
LINKEDIN Mexico 1098705
LINKEDIN Mexico 1100625
LINKEDIN Mexico 1102207
LINKEDIN Mexico 1128084
LINKEDIN New Zealand 776935
LINKEDIN Switzerland 569385
LINKEDIN Taiwan 01342947
LINKEDIN United States of America 3,074,241
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 405585
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 405584
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 405583
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 406004
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 406220
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 402606
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) European Community 8411936
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Hong Kong 301521927
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Hong Kong 301521936
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Japan 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Madrid Protocol 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1137499
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1132212
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Norway 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Republic of Korea 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) United States of America 3,074,242
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 409135
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 409134
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 409132
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 406222
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 402605
IN & Design (black & white) Hong Kong 301521909
IN & Design (black & white) Japan 5238687
IN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1132211
IN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1125194
IN & Design (black & white) United States of America 3,704,030
IN & Design (flat color) European Community 6978829
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 409139
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 409136
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 405580
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 405581
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 405582
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 406221
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 402600
IN & Design (gradient color) European Community 8411951
IN & Design (gradient color) Hong Kong 301521891
IN & Design (gradient color) Madrid Protocol 1037628
IN & Design (gradient color) Mexico 1149426
IN & Design (gradient color) United States of America 3,704,031

If applicable, please provide the registration number of the trademark at issue:
Mark Country Reg. No.
LINKEDIN Argentina 2251507
LINKEDIN Brazil 829456872
LINKEDIN Canada TMA724002
LINKEDIN Chile 841790
LINKEDIN Colombia 409137
LINKEDIN Colombia 402595
LINKEDIN Colombia 402594
LINKEDIN Colombia 402599
LINKEDIN Colombia 402596
LINKEDIN Colombia 402597
LINKEDIN Colombia 402598
LINKEDIN European Community 004183893
LINKEDIN European Community 8411928
LINKEDIN Hong Kong 301521918
LINKEDIN Hong Kong 301521945
LINKEDIN Hong Kong 300968130
LINKEDIN Israel 204314
LINKEDIN Japan 4910650
LINKEDIN Mexico 1156508
LINKEDIN Mexico 1098705
LINKEDIN Mexico 1100625
LINKEDIN Mexico 1102207
LINKEDIN Mexico 1128084
LINKEDIN New Zealand 776935
LINKEDIN Switzerland 569385
LINKEDIN Taiwan 01342947
LINKEDIN United States of America 3,074,241
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 405585
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 405584
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 405583
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 406004
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 406220
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Colombia 402606
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) European Community 8411936
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Hong Kong 301521927
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Hong Kong 301521936
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Japan 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Madrid Protocol 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1137499
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1132212
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Norway 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) Republic of Korea 927127
LINKEDIN & Design (black & white) United States of America 3,074,242
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 409135
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 409134
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 409132
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 406222
IN & Design (black & white) Colombia 402605
IN & Design (black & white) Hong Kong 301521909
IN & Design (black & white) Japan 5238687
IN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1132211
IN & Design (black & white) Mexico 1125194
IN & Design (black & white) United States of America 3,704,030
IN & Design (flat color) European Community 6978829
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 409139
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 409136
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 405580
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 405581
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 405582
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 406221
IN & Design (gradient color) Colombia 402600
IN & Design (gradient color) European Community 8411951
IN & Design (gradient color) Hong Kong 301521891
IN & Design (gradient color) Madrid Protocol 1037628
IN & Design (gradient color) Mexico 1149426
IN & Design (gradient color) United States of America 3,704,031

3. Allegedly Infringing Material:
Location of infringing material:


https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adevade.linkedm

Name: LinkedIn Mobile FREE


4. Legal Affirmations: Please check if you agree with the following statements.
IMPORTANT: Please note that we cannot investigate your complaint if you do not check both boxes.

I have a good faith belief that use of the trademarks described above in the Android Market application described above are not authorized by the trademark owner or its agent, nor is such use otherwise permissible under law:
[checked]
I represent that the information in this notification is true and correct and that I am authorized to act on behalf of the trademark owner:
[checked]

Signed on this date of:


Signature
[Private]

 
FAQ: Questions and Answers

[back to notice text]


Question: Why does a search engine get DMCA takedown notices for materials in its search listings?

Answer: Many copyright claimants are making complaints under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512(d), a safe-harbor for providers of "information location tools." These safe harbors give providers immunity from liability for users' possible copyright infringement -- if they "expeditiously" remove material when they get complaints. Whether or not the provider would have been liable for infringement by users' materials it links to, the provider can avoid the possibility of a lawsuit for money damages by following the DMCA's takedown procedure when it gets a complaint. The person whose information was removed can file a counter-notification if he or she believes the complaint was erroneous.

Question: What does a service provider have to do in order to qualify for safe harbor protection?

Answer: In addition to informing its customers of its policies (discussed above), a service provider must follow the proper notice and takedown procedures (discussed above) and also meet several other requirements in order to qualify for exemption under the safe harbor provisions.

In order to facilitate the notification process in cases of infringement, ISPs which allow users to store information on their networks, such as a web hosting service, must designate an agent that will receive the notices from copyright owners that its network contains material which infringes their intellectual property rights. The service provider must then notify the Copyright Office of the agent's name and address and make that information publicly available on its web site. [512(c)(2)]

Finally, the service provider must not have knowledge that the material or activity is infringing or of the fact that the infringing material exists on its network. [512(c)(1)(A)], [512(d)(1)(A)]. If it does discover such material before being contacted by the copyright owners, it is instructed to remove, or disable access to, the material itself. [512(c)(1)(A)(iii)], [512(d)(1)(C)]. The service provider must not gain any financial benefit that is attributable to the infringing material. [512(c)(1)(B)], [512(d)(2)].


Question: What are the provisions of 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) & 512(d)(3)?

Answer: Section 512(c)(3) sets out the elements for notification under the DMCA. Subsection A (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(A)) states that to be effective a notification must include: 1) a physical/electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed right; 2) identification of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed; 3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed; 4) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (e.g., the address, telephone number, or email address); 5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner; and 6) a statement that information in the complaint is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Subsection B (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(B)) states that if the complaining party does not substantially comply with these requirements the notice will not serve as actual notice for the purpose of Section 512.

Section 512(d)(3), which applies to "information location tools" such as search engines and directories, incorporates the above requirements; however, instead of the identification of the allegedly infringing material, the notification must identify the reference or link to the material claimed to be infringing.


Question: Does a service provider have to follow the safe harbor procedures?

Answer: No. An ISP may choose not to follow the DMCA takedown process, and do without the safe harbor. If it would not be liable under pre-DMCA copyright law (for example, because it is not contributorily or vicariously liable, or because there is no underlying copyright infringement), it can still raise those same defenses if it is sued.


Question: How do I file a DMCA counter-notice?

Answer: If you believe your material was removed because of mistake or misidentification, you can file a "counter notification" asking the service provider to put it back up. Chilling Effects offers a form to build your own counter-notice.


For more information on the DMCA Safe Harbors, see the FAQs on DMCA Safe Harbor. For more information on Copyright and defenses to copyright infringement, see Copyright.


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