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Sole Relief from the International Trade Commission

On June 23, 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) issued a decision in the closely watched Converse proceeding, invalidating one of Converse’s trademarks for its iconic Chuck Taylor shoes and issuing a broad...more

Use of Service Marks in Commerce: Making Good on Your Promises

In order to register a service mark—a trademark used to promote and sell services, as opposed to goods—with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the owner of the service mark must be using the mark in...more

Filing Objections to Applications for the Registration of New gTLDs

In June 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization responsible for the global coordination of the use of domain names, IP addresses and the like, announced that it would accept...more

Protecting Your “.trademark”: ICANN Clarifies Procedure for Objecting to New gTLDs

It has been almost two years since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that it would accept applications for the registration of new generic top level domain names (gTLDs), increasing the...more

Court Gives Cold Shoulder to Hot Yoga, Finding Yoga Sequences Not Copyrightable

On Friday, the Central District of California held that a series of yoga poses designed to improve health is not copyrightable, dismissing claims of copyright infringement bought by Bikram Choudhury against Evolation Yoga....more

12/20/2012  /  Copyright , Infringement
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