Wikipedia: More Than A Footnote In Trademark Suits

Law360, New York (January 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Since its inception in 2001, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia[1] has grown to be the largest encyclopedia ever assembled. Currently ranked among the world’s top ten most-visited websites, Wikipedia boasts 6.8 million registered users and 8.29 million articles worldwide.[2]

Wikipedia has even made its way into numerous U.S. judicial opinions.[3] More than 100 judicial rulings have cited Wikipedia, including 13 circuit courts of appeal. Use of Wikipedia by courts, however, has not been without controversy.

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