metatag


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met·a·tag

 (mĕt′ə-tăg′)
n.
A tag in a markup language that contains descriptive information about a webpage and is not displayed as part of the content of the webpage.
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The first step is to insert a metatag into the HTML head that defines the viewport: <meta name="viewport" content= "initial-scale=1.
Near the top of that code, you will see metatag titles, descriptions and keywords.
Finally, the 2001 form also includes an exclusion for claims arising from the "unauthorized use of another's name or product in the (insured's) email address, domain name or metatag, or any other similar tactics to mislead another's potential customers.
Content management of LOs is aided by the use of a metatag, or descriptive information about the LO.
In this respect, I see strong parallels between search engine bias and the late 1990s keyword metatag "problem.
Moreover, the line of metatag cases decided by the Ninth Circuit--beginning with the Brookfield case and including the Welles case and the Horphag case--illustrate certain problems that have dogged the application of trademark law to Internet issues and have provided a questionable precedent for future cases.
Pay special attention to any metatag and keyword options as these can affect site ranking as well as submitting your site to search engines.
But even if you are the kind of small business owner who doesn't know a blog from a metatag, it is still possible to become a www.
The identification and development of the metatag structure for the Urban Education Portal were carried out by the UNITE/TEN team.
Thus, if a business is in Los Angeles, then "Los Angeles" should be a metatag, along with any other nearby cities the company may want to service.
Recent case law has shown that use of a competitors trademark as a metatag can amount to trademark infringement and/or passing off, In the Reed case (Reed Executive Plc & Anor -v- Reed Business Information Limited & ORS[2002]) it was found that use of a trademark as a metatag, albeit invisible, could give rise to an infringement because the purpose of the metatag was to suggest a connection to the trademark owner that did not in fact exist.
1) The focus of this Comment is whether the legal doctrine of "initial interest confusion" (2) should be applied in metatag (3) related trademark infringement cases.