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INSIGHT:Words Not Fit For Polite Company? The Brunetti Case
‘‘[O]ne man's vulgarity is another's lyric.'' So Justice Harlan so famously observed in upholding a Vietnam War protestor's First Amendment right to wear a jacket emblazoned with the phrase ‘‘F**k the Draft.''
United States
16 Apr 2019
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Trademark Registration Of A Dirty Word: Is The Supreme Court Game?
On April 15, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in In re Brunetti, No. 18-302.
United States
5 Apr 2019
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The USMCA Treaty: What Changes Lie Ahead For U.S. Trademark Law?
The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), long in need of reform according to some, is receiving an overhaul.
United States
7 Jan 2019
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Harmonizing Trademark Laws: Changes At The Heart Of The USMCA
The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), long in need of reform according to some, is receiving an overhaul.
United States
1 Nov 2018
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"Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" -- But Are They Real?
We previously reported on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's or the Commission's) efforts, commenced in 2012, to buff up its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals ...
United States
10 Aug 2018
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The Threshold Of Copyright Protection After American Airlines
In a century-old decision, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes cautioned: "It would be a dangerous undertaking for persons trained only to the law to constitute themselves the final judges of the worth of pictorial illustrations, outside of the narrowest and most obvious limits."
United States
28 Feb 2018
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Ban On Registration Of "Immoral" Or "Scandalous" Trademarks Held Unconstitutional
The Court nonetheless reversed the refusal to register "FUCT."
United States
19 Dec 2017
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Does ‘.Sucks' Really Suck?
So far, disputes involving the controversial top level domain have remained quite rare. Roberta Horton offers advice on what brand owners should do in anticipation of such registrations.
United States
6 Dec 2017
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International Comparative Legal Guide To Copyright 2018: USA Chapter
Electronic databases are considered compilations subject to copyright protection.
United States
13 Oct 2017
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A Better UDRP Standard For Personal Names
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the "UDRP" or the "Policy") frequently provides a welcome remedy for those trademark owners who fall victim to cybersquatters.
United States
13 Oct 2017
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Supreme Court Strikes Down 70-Year-Old Statutory Provision Barring The Registration Of "Disparaging" Trademarks
For more than 70 years, the Lanham Act has barred the federal registration of disparaging trademarks.
United States
29 Jun 2017
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A Better UDRP Standard For Personal Names: Part 2
The current standard embraced by virtually all UDRP cases — that the claimant must show commercial use of her personal name to succeed — is simply too stringent.
United States
18 May 2017
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A Better UDRP Standard For Personal Names: Part 1
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy frequently provides a welcome remedy for those trademark owners who fall victim to cybersquatters.
United States
17 May 2017
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The Eagles' Hotel California Case: Who Will Win "In the Long Run"?
There may be "plenty of room" at the Hotel California in Todos Santos, Mexico, but The Eagles aren't checking in any time soon.
United States
11 May 2017
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