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Internet Trademark Case Summaries

Insituform Technologies, Inc. v. National Envirotech Group, L.L.C.

Civ. No. 97-2064 (E.D. La. Aug. 27, 1997)

In this final judgment entered on consent between competing pipeline reconstruction companies, the parties agreed that defendant would be permanently enjoined from embedding or causing to be embedded plaintiff’s federally registered marks INSITUFORM and INSITUPIPE (and/or any other marks or terms confusingly similar to them) into the metatag section of the HTML corresponding to any Internet website, including defendant’s National Liner website.  Defendant was required to delete all metatag references to plaintiff’s marks and to resubmit its website to five specified Internet search-engine companies along with a copy of the consent judgment.