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By Emily A. Bayton, Daniel Salgado
In a greatly-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that the U.S. government cannot refuse federal registration of an offensive trademark, holding that such a restriction violates the First Amendment.
By Terry Ahearn, Alek Emery
The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC to examine the constitutionality of inter partes review proceedings by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
By Mike Koplow, Gary J. Nelson
Nieves & Nieves LLC sought to register the word mark ROYAL KATE for a number of fashion products, including cosmetics, jewelry, handbags, bedding, and clothing.
By Holly Logue
The BPCIA, codified in 42 U.S.C. § 262, ushered in a new wave of patent litigation for large molecules, and a bounty of questions regarding the application and interpretation of the statue.
By Dietrich Hoefner
On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing EPA to review the "Waters of the United States Rule" (the "WOTUS" Rule). Exec. Order No. 13778, 82 Fed. Reg. 12497 (Feb. 28, 2017).
By Shane Olafson, Ryan Swank
Under the longstanding doctrine of patent exhaustion, a patentee's rights are "exhausted" once an authorized sale has occurred.
By Art Hasan
Article body Current Length: 2020 chars Long including spaces Source Preview In a significant and long-waited ruling governing patent litigation, the Supreme Court today in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods reversed long standing lower court precedent that enabled patent owners, with relatively few restrictions, to sue corporate defendants in jurisdictions in which alleged infringement occurred.
By Dieter J. Raemdonck
The First Regular Session of the Seventy-First General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 10th, wrapping up 120 days of work for the people of Colorado.
By Sal Wakil, John Carson
A noted designer and illustrator who worked on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," has filed a lawsuit over the destruction of his Los Angeles "Six Heads" mural, alleging violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) and the California Art Preservation Act.
By Gregory Y. Harris
In Arizona, like in Washington, a debate is unfolding about how courts should determine "questions of law", and whether an agency's construction of statutes is entitled to deference by the courts.
By Mike Koplow, Gary J. Nelson
These are two of the questions the TTAB sought to answer in the proceeding of Under Armour, Inc. v. Evade, LLC.
By Douglas Tumminello
This morning, the Outdoor Industry Association released its latest Outdoor Recreation Economy Report in connection with its annual Capitol Summit in Washington D.C., and the numbers are HUGE:
By Gary J. Nelson
They say an elephant never forgets. The TTAB? Perhaps not so much. At least when it comes to its prior findings of fame on the same marks in later proceedings.
By Gary J. Nelson, Drew Wilson
In November of 2016, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court's invalidation of Affinity Lab's Patent No. 7,970,379 ("the ‘379 Patent), which was directed to a method and system for streaming regional broadcast signals to cellular telephones located outside the region served by the regional broadcaster.
By Shane Olafson
The Internet of Things (or "IoT") is a hot topic in privacy circles, given its rapid expansion among everyday consumer products.
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