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Bite-Sized Legal Tales For Your Halloween Candy Bowl
Spooky Stories of Useful Bananas, Judicial Intervention in the Candy Aisle, and the Urge to Run Away and Join the Halloween Circus
United States
11 Nov 2019
Upcoming Event: Boston Trademark Roundtable With The USPTO (September 17, 2019)
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Foley Hoag are pleased to invite you to an open roundtable discussion with USPTO officials Meryl Hershkowitz
United States
23 Aug 2019
In Defense Of Ohio State's Application To Register THE As A Trademark
The picture you see is of a shirt from my husband's closet – a gift I gave him a few years ago. He is a big Ohio State Buckeyes fan
United States
19 Aug 2019
IP And Advertising Basics For Cannabis Companies
Multi-state regulatory regimes as complicating factors.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Son Of Tam: Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act Section 2(A) For "Immoral" And "Scandalous" Marks
In our prior blog entries here, here, here, here, here and here, we followed the course of Matal v. Tam, the case involving the mark "THE SLANTS."
United States
15 Jul 2019
Supreme Court To Decide Whether Trademark Owner Must Prove Willful Infringement To Obtain An Infringer's Profits
Under 15 U.S.C. § 1117(a), trademark holder who proves infringement may receive as damages an award of profits
United States
15 Jul 2019
5 Legal Questions For Cannabis Packagers And Advertisers
With each passing year, the legalized cannabis industry grows as the stigma associated with it decreases.
United States
26 Mar 2019
BIG MAC Trademark Not That Big In The EU: How Mcdonald's Failed To Prove Genuine Use Of Its EU Trademark
On January 11, 2019, the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Property Office ("EUIPO") rendered a surprising decision that revoked in its entirety ...
European Union
15 Feb 2019
Cultural And Intellectual Property Appropriation: Disputes Over Culturally-Inspired Fashions
If you haven't heard already, New York Fashion Week is here! As usual, a lineup of awe-inspiring shows is expected to roll out over the next several days
United States
14 Feb 2019
Law Students Seek To "Free Rapunzel From The Trademark Tower" By Opposing RAPUNZEL As A Trademark For Dolls
In an interesting case pending before the TTAB, law students from the Suffolk University IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic have opposed an application filed by United Trademark Holdings, Inc. to register RAPUNZEL as a trademark for dolls and toy figures.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Watch: Top IP Cases In 2018 In-House Counsel Need To Know
Who said there's no looking back? It is crucial to consider key takeaways from the most important IP cases from 2018 when planning for 2019.
United States
4 Feb 2019
Intellectual Property Strategies For Start-Up Companies
We are pleased to announce a new addition to our collection of IP-focused blog posts directed to start-up companies, this one focusing on cybersecurity.
United States
28 Jan 2019
Smiles Like Teen Spirit: "Smiley Face" Copyright And Trademark Litigation
You may think the phrase "million-dollar smile" is just a metaphor, but a smile could cost you millions of dollars ...
United States
25 Jan 2019
USPTO, Copyright Office And Federal Courts Will Continue To Stay Open During The Shutdown
The shutdown of parts of the federal government began on December 22, 2018. The shutdown has now become the longest partial government shutdown in American history.
United States
24 Jan 2019
Under The Sea: Sneaky Trademark Filings For Cautious Companies
The general rule of thumb for trademarks in the U.S. – and everywhere else, for that matter – is "the earlier, the better."
United States
14 Jan 2019
The Ultimate Girls Versus Boys Battle Of The Trademarks: Girl Scouts Sue Boy Scouts For Trademark Infringement And Dilution
When I heard that the Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America last week, I was fascinated.
United States
16 Nov 2018
Five Takeaways From The Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group Autumn Conference In Dubrovnik
I recently returned from this autumn's PTMG conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia
United States
17 Oct 2018
MoMA And New York City Shut Down Trademark Infringing Eateries On The Same Day
Disputes over restaurant trademarks are not exactly rare. However, we couldn't help noticing that on September 28, 2018, injunctions issued hours apart in two restaurant name...
United States
11 Oct 2018
A Five-Minute Read On Current Patent Litigation Trends For People Who Get Bored By Patents
Frequent Trademark and Copyright Law Blog contributor Peter Sullivan has written about some pretty fun topics, including Sponge Bob trademarks and Grumpy Cat copyrights.
United States
8 Oct 2018
First Circuit Affirms Personal Jurisdiction Based On Global Web Activity In Trademark Action
When does the globally available website of a foreign company subject that company to jurisdiction in the United States for purposes of a trademark infringement action?
United States
4 Oct 2018
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