The US state of Utah has outlawed the use of other people's trade marks to generate business through search engines. The plan has been called unconstitutional and impractical. In creating a new kind of electronic trade mark with specific online protections, the state hopes to clamp down on one company buying the right to …
Last I looked, Australia prohibited use of competitors brand names. I think as a "copyright" infringment, (rather than as a "passing off" infringment) but it was some time ago. Decision reached as an agreement between Ford and General Motors.
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