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Supreme Court Rules that TTAB Decisions Can Have Preclusive Effect in Federal Court

On March 24, 2015, in a trademark dispute captioned B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Indus., Inc., No. 13-352, the United States Supreme Court determined that “likelihood of confusion for purposes of registration [of a trademark]...more

3/26/2015 - Issue Preclusion Likelihood of Confusion SCOTUS Trademark Infringement Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Supreme Court Rules that Trademark “Tacking” Is a Question for the Jury

On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, No. 13-1211, unanimously held that whether different versions of a trademark may be “tacked” for purposes of determining priority is a jury...more

1/23/2015 - Hana Financial v Hana Bank Jury Questions Likelihood of Confusion SCOTUS Tacking Trademarks

ICANN Deadline Fast Approaching for Objections to New Top-Level Domains

The deadline is fast approaching for third parties to object to any of the nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains currently under review by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for potential...more

2/13/2013 - Domain Names Filing Deadlines gTLD ICANN Internet Objection Procedures Third-Party Trademarks WIPO

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