The United States Supreme Court settles circuit split, ruling that juries determine if a party’s revisions to a trademark impart the same commercial impression to consumers.
Trademark owners often update their marks...more
Hartford v. Swift imposes “specificity” requirements that may provide comfort to companies facing disparagement claims while requiring careful navigation to trigger CGL policies.
The California Supreme Court recently...more
The US Supreme Court allows private parties to bring Lanham Act claims challenging product labels that otherwise satisfy the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
In a battle of the beverages, the Supreme Court recently...more
Altavion v. KMSL extends trade secret protection to valuable design concepts even when those design ideas are shared during a negotiation.
In Altavion v. KMSL, the California Court of Appeal...more
As OHIM announces three primary changes to the treatment of trademarks in color, trademark owners should review their marks to ensure adequate protection.
The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM),...more
Federal judge requires parties challenging decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to pay the government’s attorney’s fees
In a matter of first impression, a Virginia District Court recently ruled that the...more
Pinterest is a pinboard-style content-sharing website where users can post photos and other content, share images and comment on each other’s content. Its rapid success—it is reported to have more than 50 million users—has...more
China’s significantly revised trademark laws streamline the application process, provide greater protection for well-known marks, and impose harsher penalties on infringers.
China has long been criticized for lax...more
Jennifer Barry, a San Diego-based litigation partner, shares best practices for lawyers on confronting trademark infringement and counterfeiting threats by users of social media networking sites....more