United States Seventh Circuit

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Stayart v. Yahoo! Inc., 09-3379

In plaintiff's suit against Yahoo! and others for trademark infringement and various other state law claims, claiming that search results that appear with her name improperly gave her endorsement to pornography and online pharmaceuticals, district court's dismissal of the complaint on the ground that plaintiff lacked standing under the Lanham Act to sue for trademark infringement, is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff does not have standing under the Lanham Act to bring suit because she does not have a commercial interest in her name; and 2) district court did not abuse its discretion in denying plaintiff's leave to re-file.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/31/2010
  • Decided 09/30/2010
  • Published 09/30/2010



  • United States Seventh Circuit


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