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Governor Kemp Proclaims October 2019 As "Intellectual Property Month" In Georgia
Through the efforts of the Georgia Intellectual Property (IP) Alliance (GIPA) — a non-profit organization that is bringing together community and lay leaders
United States
10 Oct 2019
Trademark Owners, Watch Out! USPTO Getting Strict On Trademark Specimens
In order to register a trademark based on use in commerce, or to renew a registration based on a foreign or international registration
United States
23 Sep 2019
Trademark Decisions At The ITC May Have Preclusive Effect At The District Court
On May 18, 2016, Segway filed a Complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging violations of 19 U.S.C.
United States
20 Sep 2019
Trademark Owners, Watch Out! USPTO Getting Strict On Specimens
In order to register a trademark based on use in commerce, or to renew a registration based on a foreign or international registration, trademark owners are required to verify that the mark is in use in U.S. commerce...
United States
19 Aug 2019
New Requirements: Foreign Trademark Applicants And Registrants Must Use U.S. Licensed Attorneys
Effective August 3, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") will require trademark applicants, registrants, or parties to a proceeding before the Trademark Trial.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Update: Scandalous Marks At The PTO
On July 3, 2019, the PTO issued Examination Guide 2-19, entitled "Examination Guidance for Section 2(a)'s Scandalous Marks Provision after Iancu v. Brunetti."
United States
31 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Rejects Registration Restrictions For Offensive Marks
On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held that prohibiting registration of scandalous or immoral trademarks violates the First Amendment's protection of free speech.
United States
8 Jul 2019
Will The Supreme Court Abrogate Sovereign Immunity For A State's Infringement Of Intellectual Property Rights?
In 1990, Congress passed the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act ("CRCA"), and in 1992 passed the Trademark Remedy Clarification Act ("TRCA") and the Patent and Plant Variety Protection Remedy Clarification Act.
United States
19 Jun 2019
Supreme Court Rules That Bankruptcy Does Not Revoke A Trademark License
On May 20, 2019, in deciding Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, No. 17-1657, the U.S. Supreme Court settled a circuit split regarding an unresolved legal issue ...
United States
18 Jun 2019
ICANN Updates: Access To Domain Name Registrant Data Post-Blackout
As stated previously, the implementation of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created significant issues for brand owners
United States
10 May 2019
Brunetti And The Tests Of Tam.
On Monday, April 15, 2019 arguments in the Brunetti case [Iancu v. Brunetti, No. 18-302] will be heard at the United States Supreme Court.
United States
30 Apr 2019
The Intersection Of Trade Dress And Design Patents In Product Design
On October 30, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the International Trade Commission's decision regarding the trade dress infringement of Converse's design in its Chuck Taylor shoes
United States
20 Nov 2018
Trademark Scams Protect Your Brand And Your Wallet
Trademark Owners are being inundated with trademark solicitations and scams from a variety of sources. The trickery often begins with an abusive and misleading email.
United States
9 Nov 2018
Temporarily Grounded: American Airlines Seeks Court Intervention To Register Its Corporate Logo With The U.S. Copyright Office
American Airlines has sued the Acting Register of the U.S. Copyright Office seeking judicial review of the Copyright Office's decision to reject American's application to register its award winning corporate logo...
United States
5 Nov 2018
Border Protection For U.S. Intellectual Property
While the country is embroiled in heated political debate involving immigration and the appropriate means by which to protect U.S. borders, few if any disagree that many U.S. intellectual property owners are being...
United States
29 Oct 2018
Service Of Process On Evasive Defendants
On September 15, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted an order authorizing service of process by electronic mail in a trademark infringement case ...
United States
19 Oct 2018
Trademark Enforcement Hampered By Disappearance Of Whois Data
The biggest recent development involving ICANN results from the general data protection regulation known as GDPR and the regulation which became fully effective on May 25, 2018
United States
21 Sep 2018
It's Time For Something New
Here at SGR, we like to keep our clients and friends up-to-date on recent developments in the law, as well as on recent news from our firm.
United States
31 Aug 2018
National Grange Again Victorious In The Eastern District Of California
On August 13, 2018, Judge Shubb of the Eastern District of California awarded sweeping relief to SGR client the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, the nation's oldest agricultural fraternal organization.
United States
22 Aug 2018
SGR Client National Grange Successful In The 9th Circuit
On July 14, 2015, the District Court for the Eastern District of California granted the National Grange's Motion for Summary Judgment, and the final judgment was entered on September 30, 2015.
United States
5 Apr 2018
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