Trend Forecaster Gets Google Blogger Sites Shuttered

Law360, New York (December 12, 2012, 7:59 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday ordered dozens of websites operated through Google Inc.'s Blogger service to be disabled, blocking the purported administrator of the sites from using socioeconomic and geopolitical trend forecaster Gerald Celente's name in connection with the blogs.

U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest issued a preliminary injunction that prohibits David Chekroun — the alleged operator of http://geraldcelentechannel.blogspot.com and other blog sites with similar domain names — from infringing the trademark on Celente's name or using the trend forecaster's likeness in a...
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