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Mission (Products) Accomplished: Trademark License Not Rescinded Upon Rejection In Bankruptcy
In Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that rejection through U.S. Bankruptcy Code Section 365 does not terminate a trademark licensee's right
United States
7 Jun 2019
Cases Highlight Commercial Landlord Potential Liability For Trademark Infringement By Tenants
Reported verdicts and settlements in the last 10 years confirm that commercial landlords/owners could be held liable for the trademark infringement activity of their tenants.
United States
22 Mar 2019
Beware Of Suspicious Trademark Solicitations
Over the past few years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has experienced an uptick in filings of trademark applications from entities outside the United States, especially from China...
United States
11 Mar 2019
Apparel Company's Rogue Trademark Claim Determined To Be Junior Claim To Brewery
In Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corp. v. Oregon Brewing Co., 897 F. 3d 413 (2d Cir. 2018), the court of appeals vacated in part and reversed in part a district court's
United States
3 Jan 2019
Reminder: U.S. Companies Doing Business Abroad Likely Need To File BE-120 Survey
If a U.S. company provided services to a foreign person, or purchased services from a foreign person, during fiscal year 2017 ...
United States
2 Oct 2018
Food And Beverage Law Update: March 2017
In the November 2016 general election, voters in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota amended their state constitutions to authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, while voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts expanded their tolerance for the use of marijuana to include recreational use.
United States
27 Mar 2017
10 Key Intellectual Property Issues For M&A Deals
Intellectual property (IP) issues are increasingly important factors in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions.
United States
21 Nov 2016
Brexit Impact On Intellectual Property Rights To Be Known Only After UK Exit Terms Finalized
Although the UK vote to leave the EU will ultimately impact IP rights in both territories, the UK remains a member of the EU until the exit terms are formalized...
European Union
29 Jun 2016
Food And Beverage Law Update: January 2016
Consero Group surveyed the general counsel of Fortune 1,000 companies in June 2015 and learned that 60 percent still lack the proper preparation for a possible data breach.
United States
29 Jan 2016
Federal Circuit: Statutory Bar On "Disparaging" Trademark Registrations Violates Free Speech
An en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that the Lanham Act's prohibition against federal registration of "disparaging" trademarks violates the constitutional right to free speech protected by the First Amendment.
United States
24 Dec 2015
Protecting Your Brands In New Markets: Iran And Cuba
Cuba now prohibits registration of a mark identical to a registered mark or application for the same products or services.
2 Sep 2015
New Jersey Bankruptcy Court Decision Protects Rights Of Trademark Licensees
"Free and Clear" Sale of a Trademark or Intellectual Property License Under Section 363 Does Not Trump Rights of Third Party Licensees under Section 365.
United States
18 Nov 2014
"Look and Feel" Of A Website Can Constitute Protectable Trade Dress
The Court in Ingrid & Isabel, LLC v. Baby Be Mine, LLC, attempted to catalogue previous cases that confronted the question of whether the "look and feel" of a website constituted protectable trade dress.
United States
16 Oct 2014
Special 301 Ad Hoc Trademark Working Group Hearing (Video Content)
Intellectual Property Partner Paul Kilmer provides testimony during a Special 301 Ad Hoc Trademark Working Group Hearing.
United States
4 Mar 2014
Court Spares Third-Party Service Providers From Contributory Trademark Infringement
Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a new decision by the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States
15 Jan 2014
Third-Party Service Providers Not Liable For Contributory Trademark Infringement
Trademark owners frustrated by cybersquatting will not be able to sue third-party service providers for contributory infringement, according to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
United States
10 Dec 2013
Certification Marks: Time To Harmonize? Nonexistent And Inconsistent National Treatment May Suggest Need For Treaty Protection
A certification mark has many definitions and criteria for assessing what constitutes the use of these marks around the world.
United States
5 Dec 2013
ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse Set to Launch on March 26, 2013
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation responsible for managing the domain name system, is evaluating more than 1,900 applied-for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), such as .art, .insurance, and .music, as part of its new generic Top-Level Domain Program.
United States
25 Mar 2013
United States
17 Mar 2013
Suspect Warnings To Renew A Trademark Or Register A Domain Name: What You Need To Know
For the past several years, companies around the world have received official-looking letters, fax transmissions and email messages from companies purporting to be government agencies or Internet domain name registries based in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and elsewhere.
United States
19 Apr 2012
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