Sean Wikner

Sean Wikner

Fenwick & West LLP

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Litigation Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Raises the Stakes in Trademark Proceedings at the TTAB

This week, the Supreme Court issued an important ruling that will significantly impact the way parties handle trademark disputes in the United States. The opinion in B&B Hardware, Inv. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 575 U.S....more

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

Litigation Alert: Seventh Circuit Provides an Assist to Internet Content Providers in Pippen v. NBCUniversal

On August 21, 2013, the Seventh Circuit in Pippen v. NBCUniversal Media, LLC, et al. (Case No. 12-3294) affirmed the Northern District of Illinois’ dismissal of Scottie Pippen’s defamation lawsuit against a number of media...more

8/29/2013 - Actual Malice Athletes Defamation NBA NBC

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Winter 2013

In This Bulletin: - Just Moot It: Supreme Court in Already v. Nike Clarifies When a Covenant Not to Sue Can Kill a Declaratory Judgment Case - Murky Waters: Post-Approval Regulatory Activities and the §...more

4/4/2013 - Covenant Not to Sue Drug Manufacturers FDA Generic Drugs Mootness Nike Public Performance Rights Safe Harbors SCOTUS Standing Trade Secrets Trademarks Transfer of Venue

Just Moot It: Supreme Court in Already v. Nike Clarifies When a Covenant Not to Sue Can Kill a Declaratory Judgment Case

In 2007, the Supreme Court in MedImmune v. Genentech broadened the scope of declaratory judgment jurisdiction, making it easier for parties fearing IP claims to bring defensive lawsuits. Last week, the Court made it easier...more

1/15/2013 - Already LLC Article III Covenant Not to Sue Declaratory Judgments Infringement Justiciable Controversy Mootness Nike SCOTUS Standing Subject Matter Jurisdiction Trade Dress Trademarks Voluntary Cessation

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