From Tech Dirt:
Earlier this year, we wrote about a woman named Beverly Stayart, who had sued Yahoo over what she found when she did a search on her name. Her complaint was that some of the links advertised porn sites and possibly contained malware, and that this was a violation of her trademark and privacy rights…..
Earlier this week, the court dismissed the lawsuit against Yahoo and denied Stayart’s request to refile. The court had trouble with the idea that this was a trademark claim, noting that just because she does not like how her name is shown, it does not create a trademark violation
The case was filed in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The Decision and Order appears below.
Stayart Decision and Order (041-ECF)