From our private database of 14,100+ case briefs...
Bosley Medical Group. v. Kremer
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
403 F.3d 672 (2005)
Bosley Medical Group (Bosley) (plaintiff) had a registered trademark for hair-restoration services. In the early 1990s, Michael Kremer (defendant) underwent a hair-replacement procedure with Bosley and was unhappy with the results. Kremer filed an unsuccessful medical-malpractice suit. In 2000, Kremer purchased bosleymedical.com and informed Bosley that Kremer intended to disseminate his dissatisfaction with Bosley’s services publicly. In 2001, Kremer began publishing information critical of Bosley on bosleymedical.com. Kremer derived no income from the website, but the website provided links to other websites featuring advertisements for Bosley’s competitors. Bosley sued Kremer for trademark infringement, dilution, cybersquatting, and other claims. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Kremer, holding that the website was noncommercial and unlikely to cause consumer confusion. Bosley appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Silverman, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 221,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.