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Robert Begland

Litigation Associate
Joined on October 24, 2003
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Mr. Begland?s practice focuses on civil litigation. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property disputes, general contract disputes, business torts and other commercial matters. His experience in commercial litigation includes class actions and claims under the unfair competition laws of several states, including California. His experience in intellectual property litigation includes copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and unfair competition.

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Registration And Use Of Domain Name Infringing Another’s Trademark Ruled “Advertising Injury” Covere

The registration and use of an Internet domain name that allegedly infringes another's trademark is an "advertising injury" within the meaning of an insurance policy, and thus requires the accused company's insurer to provide coverage, according to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In the same ruling, the Fourth Circuit also held that the domain name, because it led customers to advertisements at the related website, constituted use of the trademark "in the course of advertising." State Auto Property and Cas. Ins. Co. v. Travelers Indemn. Co. of Am. more

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