In addition to the copyright “top ten” announced yesterday, Covington’s Intellectual Property Rights Group also published its annual list of the ten most significant and interesting developments in U.S. trademark law from the previous year.

The 2012 list features updates on the application of trademark law to online keyword advertising; the launch of the generic Top-Level Domain (or “gTLD”) program for new Internet domain names; and decisions with implications for several aspects of trademark litigation, including declaratory judgment, the availability of attorneys’ fees, and the potential to defeat likelihood-of-confusion claims on a motion to dismiss.

For the complete list, click here.