Joanne Ludovici

Joanne Ludovici

McDermott Will & Emery

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Supreme Court: TTAB Decisions May Have Preclusive Effect in Litigation

Issuing its second trademark decision in 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States in a 7–2 decision reversed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, concluding that an administrative ruling by the U.S. Patent...more

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

Supreme Court Finds Trademark Tacking to Be a Jury Question - Hana Financial, Inc. vs. Hana Bank, et. al.

The Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous decision stated that “because the tacking inquiry operates from the perspective of the ordinary purchaser or consumer, we hold that a jury should make this...more

2/27/2015 - Hana Bank Hana Financial Hana Financial v Hana Bank Infringement Intellectual Property Litigation Jury Questions Jury Trial SCOTUS Tacking Trademark Infringement Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Supreme Court Finds Trademark Tacking to Be a Jury Question

On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a unanimous decision in Hana Financial, Inc. vs. Hana Bank, et. al., pertaining to a substantive trademark matter, namely, whether a judge or jury should...more

1/27/2015 - Doctrine of Equivalents Genuine Issue of Material Fact Hana Bank Hana Financial Hana Financial v Hana Bank Jury Questions Likelihood of Confusion SCOTUS Tacking Trademark Infringement Trademarks

Inside M&A - Spring 2013

Top Five Traps for the Unwary in Spin-Offs - A wave of corporate breakups has swept through the United States over the last few years as investors have taken notice of the fact that smaller companies focused on a...more

4/30/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Employee Benefits Incentives Private Letter Rulings Restructuring Separate Accounts Separation Spinoffs Tax Exemptions

What Do We Do Now that the World Didn’t End in 2012?

The countdown to the launch of the new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, and the surrounding uncertainty about whether the potential commercial benefits will outweigh the perceived burdens, has begun. Is your company...more

2/8/2013 - Domain Names gTLD Trademarks

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