Non-Commercial Speech: A Defense to Trademark Infringement and Trademark Dilution Claims

First Amendment Protections and the Lanham Act Both the First Amendment of the Constitution and the Lanham Act provide a high level of protection against trademark infringement and trademark dilution claims. The Lanham Act is the federal trademark statute of law in the United States which prohibits certain activities including trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and false advertising. Under both the

Body Labs

Amazon has bought Body Labs – a StartUp from New York. Although the purchase price was not officially confirmed yet, the estimated price, according to the online magazine Techcrunch, is between $50.000.000 and $70.000.000. Body Labs was founded in 2013 and the company is specialized in designing and creating 3D body models which have a

Switzerland drops VAT rate

On 24 September 2017, there was a vote in Switzerland whether the VAT shall be risen from current 8% to 8.3% or not. This proposal is especially interesting as there was initially the idea of reducing the VAT rate. The unexpected outcome, a majority of 53% voted against the increase and the scheduled reduction of

Amazon Whole Foods

Whole Foods – now on Amazon. The company, listed on the stock exchange, was taken over right after the American cartel authorities granted permission for 13.7 billion dollars. With this new e-commerce service, Amazon is now a big part of the entire food industry and it was a major topic in the media all about

Amazing Seller Summit 2017

Amazing Seller Summit 2017 – during these three days, there were a total of 16 speakers who taught us their best tips and strategies on how to maximize our sales on Amazon and how to grow our Ecommerce business. The speakers and their presentations at the Amazon Seller Summit: Amazing Seller Summit 2017 – Day

Seller Optimization Summit

As you already know, information is one of the most valuable assets when it comes to building up an online business. I am willing to say that even if you are applying everything that you already learned, there is information out there which has the potential to double the growth of your business in a

Amazing Seller Summit 2017

Amazing Seller Summit 2017 – during these three days, there were a total of 16 speakers who taught us their best tips and strategies on how to maximize our sales on Amazon and how to grow our Ecommerce business. The speakers and their presentations at the Amazon Seller Summit: Amazing Seller Summit 2017 – Day

Change of Amazon Fulfilment Fees

Fulfilment Fees 08.02.2017: Amazon sent out an email to its sellers regarding some changes of the fulfilment fees, it had the title “Change of Fulfilment by Amazon fees when inventory storage is limited to Germany”. In this email, Amazon explains how they operate with currently more than 30 fulfilment centers across Europe and how an