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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
In view of Applicant OEP's own utility patent, the Board had no doubt in affirming a Section 2(e)(5) functionality refusal of the product configuration shown below, for umbrellas.
Arnold & Porter
In Mission Prod. Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion at the intersection of trademark and bankruptcy law.
Foley Hoag LLP
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
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Here are three recent TTAB decisions in Section 2(d) appeals. I'm not giving any hints, so you're on your own, my friends.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a Section 2(e)(5) refusal to register the product configuration shown below, for "yoga blocks," finding the proposed mark to be de jure functional and therefore
BakerHostetler
The Trump administration, addressing efforts to curb online counterfeiting, has called for heightened collaboration, at times suggesting providing private parties with technological resources to help combat online counterfeiting.
Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
Under U.S. law, generic trademarks are common terms used to refer to products or services.
Dennemeyer Group
On August 3, a new rule became effective at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requiring foreign-domiciled trademark applicants and registrants to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law...
Fenwick & West LLP
On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Iancu v. Brunetti, struck down the Lanham Act's prohibition on the registration of "immoral" or "scandalous" trademarks.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A recent case from the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO") illustrates new challenges brand owners face in domain name disputes through the Uniform Domain-Name
BakerHostetler
On Aug. 3, a new regulation promulgated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will take effect and require all trademark applicants
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed a refusal to register, on the Supplemental Register, the phrase WORLD'S BEST DOWN for bedding containing down [DOWN disclaimed]
Foley Hoag LLP
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
Ropes & Gray LLP
On August 14, 2019, the Federal Circuit granted the request for panel rehearing.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
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...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
Seventy-five years ago this year, one of the most familiar public service images was created: Smokey Bear.
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Although the PIERCE-ARROW automobile was last produced in 1938, the Board sustained this opposition to registration of the mark PIERCE-ARROW for automobiles, finding a likelihood of confusion
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The electronic priority document exchange (PDX) program avoids the fee associated with ordering certified priority document for each office of subsequent
BakerHostetler
In April at oral argument, the bench grappled with the issue of viewpoint discrimination based on the literal meaning of the statute and the genuine concern that without regulation,
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Manufacturers need to protect products they produce from counterfeits, says J. Derek Mason, partner with Oblon
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Supreme Court's recent decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc., v. Tempnology, LLC [1] clarifies that a debtor-licensor's rejection of a trademark license under § 365(a) ...
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board dismissed this petition for cancellation of Roman Atwood's registration for the mark SMILE MORE for various goods (stickers, backpacks, shirts) and for retail store service featuring clothing, denying petitioner's claim that the term fails to function as a mark.
Arnold & Porter
In June, the US Supreme Court held in Knick v. Township of Scott that property owners may file an inverse condemnation claim in federal court as long as they base their claim on the Fifth Amendment.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Trademarks are a large component of what makes a brand like Roche so valuable and one of the reasons why companies pay up to an estimated $500,000 for branding services when releasing a new drug.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
On June 24, 2019, the US Supreme Court invalidated the Lanham Act's ban on registering "immoral or scandalous" trademarks
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
The Board affirmed refusals to register JUJU RX and JUJU HYBRID for smokeless marijuana vaporizers, under Sections 1 and 45 of the Trademark Act.
Dennemeyer Group
Results from a recent IP study conducted internationally find disconnects between knowledge of IP value and actions related to IP.
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
On July 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced an important rule change impacting foreign-domiciled companies and individuals.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In its ongoing quest to preserve the integrity of the register, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the "PTO") has published new guidelines for the examination of specimens of use.
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
The use of a mark in commerce must be lawful, so the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") will decline to register marks for goods and services that are illegal under federal law.
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