Ladas & Parry LLP

Evaluating The USPTO’s Efforts To Clean Up The U.S. Trademark Register

An ongoing issue for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been the number of trademark registrations where registrants do not actually use or intend to use their marks on all of the goods and services…more

Abandonment, Federal Trademark Register, Foreign Trademark, Goods or Services, Intellectual Property Protection

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2016: Developments in Intellectual Property Law You Should Know About

This year the IP world will be brimming with changes, the largest of which will take place in the European Union. Sweeping reforms in EU trademark law will be implemented in March as well as the likelihood of the Unitary Patent…more

Apple v Samsung, Brazil, Canada, China, Copyright

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B&B Hardware v. Hargis – What it Means and How it will Affect TTAB Litigation

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision that may significantly impact how Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) cases are litigated and whether potential litigants elect to forego TTAB litigation in certain…more

B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries, Discovery, Evidence, Issue Preclusion, Likelihood of Confusion

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IP Developments In Biotechnology And Trade Secrets

2016 has been a year of IP changes and these changes have had an effect upon biotechnology as well as trade secrets. Patents: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Grant Cert. In Ariosa v. Sequenom? Ariosa v. Sequenom was…more

Biotechnology, Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), DNA, European Patent Office, Myriad-Mayo

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IP Developments In Biotechnology And Trade Secrets

2016 has been a year of IP changes and these changes have had an effect upon biotechnology as well as trade secrets. Patents: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Grant Cert. In Ariosa v. Sequenom? Ariosa v. Sequenom was…more

Biotechnology, Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), DNA, European Patent Office, Myriad-Mayo

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REDSKINS affirmed as disparaging. Appealed to 4th Circuit.

In its June 18, 2014 Blackhorse decision, the TTAB ordered six Redskins trademarks to be cancelled as disparaging to Native Americans at the time they were registered…more

Appeals, Common Law Claims, De Novo Standard of Review, Disparagement, Native American Issues

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European Community Trademark registration for patterns and three-dimensional marks requires Acquired Distinctiveness in Each Member State

Owners of pattern and three-dimensional marks should take note of the substantial burden of proving acquired distinctiveness of their marks through use throughout the European Union. On April 21, 2015, Louis Vuitton’s…more

Appeals, EGCs, EU, Inherently Distinctive, Manufacturers

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Diamonds In The Rough: TTAB Refuses Registration For Repeating Pattern

In a precedential decision in In re Fantasia Distribution Inc, Serial 86185623 (September 21 2016), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that a repeating diamond design pattern appearing on an electronic hookah was…more

Design Trademarks, Inherently Distinctive, Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP), Trademark Registration, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

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“Poisonous Divisionals” Poisoned In The EPO

For the past few years there has been fear that the law on priority claims in the European Patent Office (EPO) could result in a divisional application becoming prior art against its parent if the divisional application…more

Appeals, Divisional Applications, EU, European Patent Convention, European Patent Office

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Software as Patentable Subject Matter Post Alice

The issue of patent eligible subject matter under 35 USC § 101 affects many different types of inventions including those which incorporate software technology for controlling conventional machines and devices. Although the…more

Abstract Ideas, CLS Bank v Alice Corp, Computer-Related Inventions, Enfish v Microsoft, Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

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The Designer Formerly Known As…Intellectual Property Issues Arising From Personal Names As Fashion Brands

Kate Spade, Paul Frank, Joseph Abboud, Catherine Malandrino, and Karen Millen—aside from being well-known designers, all have something else in common; they no longer own the right to use their personal names as their brands. In…more

Copyright, Domain Names, EU, Fashion Branding, Fashion Design

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Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection

Joe Villapol and Ralph Cathcart, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss use-based trademark protection in the United States…more

Registration, Trademarks

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Ten Key Considerations on Chinese New Trademark Law

The Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China was recently amended and went into effect on May 1, 2014, though in some cases it applies to violations that occurred prior to the effective date and continue after that time…more

China, Infringement, Popular, PRC Trademark Law Amendments

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Contact

United States

Contact: Matthew Asbell

  • 212.708.1800
  • 212.246.8959

Areas of Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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