Ann Ford

Ann Ford

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B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries - Supreme Court: TTAB rulings refusing registration on likelihood of confusion grounds may be...

The United States Supreme Court has decided an important question of trademark law that has divided the courts of appeals. The Court held in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352, 575 U.S. ____, 2015...more

3/31/2015 - B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries Brand Discovery Evidence Issue Preclusion Likelihood of Confusion Registration SCOTUS Trademark Infringement Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries: Key Decision on Preclusion Decided Today

The United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) ruling on likelihood of confusion can preclude later litigation on the same issue in federal courts. This highly anticipated...more

3/25/2015 - B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries Federal Trademark Register Issue Preclusion Likelihood of Confusion SCOTUS Trademark Infringement Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Jumpstarting Online Conversation Navigating False Claims And Endorsements In The Fashion Space

The rise in popularity of social networking websites and blogs has extended the reach of a single consumer’s opinion about a brand or its products or services. In fact, prior to purchasing goods or services, consumers...more

4/29/2014 - Celebrity Endorsements Endorsements False Claims Act Fashion Industry Internet

Law À La Mode - Issue 13 - April 2014

In This Issue: - PRIVACY BY DESIGN? FASHION FLAIR TRANSFORMS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES: The rise of the wearables – and the data protection challenges they bring - EFFECTIVELY DELIVERING IT SERVICES IN THE RETAIL...more

4/11/2014 - Advertising Brand Copyright Counterfeiting Data Protection EU Fashion Industry Patent Litigation Patents Technology Trademarks

5 steps to take by 5/1 to protect your trademarks in China

China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its trademark law come into force on May 1, 2014. This new legislation aims to modernize and streamline the trademark process, strengthen trademark enforcement and make trademark...more

3/12/2014 - China International Trademark Protection

gTLD updates for brand owners: First new gTLDs delegated, non-Latin gTLDs, a new product to defend your marks and recent changes...

HIGHLIGHTS: - Brand owners should prepare for the impending release of numerous new gTLDs – the first few of which will be open for registration soon, and even sooner during the sunrise periods for brand-owners who...more

10/31/2013 - Brand gTLD ICANN Registration Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks

Law À La Mode - Issue 11 – Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Who are you wearing? Protecting the power of your name - Cosmetics – preserving their reputation: Concerns over chemical preservatives - Australian dollar heads south: Will parallel...more

10/11/2013 - Arbitration Australia Brand Child Labor Copyright Cosmetics Data Protection Design Patent DOL Fashion Industry Imports International Arbitration Modeling Patents Privacy Laws Retailers UK Unpaid Interns

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