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Jones Day, Blogshopper settlement

What was deemed a rather ridiculous lawsuit, Plaintiff Jones Day claimed that Blogshopper's use of the Jones Day Marks and the links to the web site create the false impression that Jones Day is affiliated with/or approves, sponsors or endorses Defendant's business, which it does not (see Update 60 for details). The parties have reached a settlement. Blockshopper can continue to link to Jones Day's site, but it must use the firm's Web address as the link. So great result for Jones Day: Instead of writing Daniel P. Malone Jr. is an associate in the Chicago office of Jones Day," BlockShopper must now write "Malone ( is an associate . . ."  Blockshopper had spent more than $100,000 defending itself against the lawsuit and was not afraid of loosing the lawsuit, but obviously couldn't afford to go on with the defense.

See: Jones Day settles lawsuit against small Internet site, defendants say,





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