Under a new Community Trade Mark (CTM) rule, trademarks filed in black and white, or greyscale, may no longer be protected if the mark is used predominantly in color. The CTM system creates a unified trademark registration...more
In its second trademark decision this term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that certain findings by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) relating to whether there is a “likelihood of confusion” between trademarks can...more
“Trademark tacking” is an issue of fact that must be decided by a jury, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, et al.
“Trademark tacking” is the doctrine by which a trademark...more
In a landmark case, the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six trademark registrations associated with the National Football League team, the Washington Redskins, finding that use of the term "redskin" is...more
The U.S. Commerce Department recently announced its plan to transition oversight of the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which manages Internet domain names and addresses, to a...more
Protecting a trademark can often create as many new problems for a brand owner as it solves, if not handled properly.
Recently, King.com, owner of the popular game app Candy Crush Saga, received an avalanche of...more
Antitrust challenges to so-called “pay-for-delay” settlements in drug patent suits are allowed under the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc....more
Preparing a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office? A recent study shows that hiring an experienced trademark attorney to guide you through the process can give you a much better chance of...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently awarded Fendi at least $12.3 million in damages, finding that the trademark infringement of importer Ashley Reed Trading, Inc. was willful....more