Ladas & Parry LLP

Although Healthy Hemp May do Many Things, It Does Not Function As a Trademark

In a non-precedential decision in In re French Meadow Organic Bakery LLC, Serial No 86243820 (February 4 2016), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) held that HEALTHY HEMP was merely descriptive of “bakery goods; breads;…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Diversity in Intellectual Property

Ladas & Parry LLP would like to take this time during Black History Month and Women’s History Month to take a stroll back in time and look at some pioneers in the field of intellectual property law. We value and are enriched by…more
| Civil Rights, Intellectual Property

EU Trademark Registrations Covering Class Headings May Require Amendments before September 24, 2016

The European Union has recently amended its trademark law which may impact the protection given by European Union Trademarks (formerly known as Community Trademarks). These reforms will also cover EU designations of…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Trademark Office in Kuwait Ushers in New Procedural Changes

In accordance of a decree which approves the implementing regulations of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the trademark office in Kuwait has implemented many new procedural changes…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

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
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Held No International Exhaustion of Patent Rights in a Product Sold Outside and Imported Back Into The United States; Lawful Re-Sale or Use Restriction is Effective to Prevent Exhaustion of Patent Rights with Respect to Downstream Sales in Breach of the Restriction

In a 10 – 2 decision on February 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit en banc decided the case of Lexmark v. Impression. Deciding two issues, the court..…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Held Today: No International Exhaustion of Patent Rights in a Product Sold Outside and Imported Back Into The United States; Lawful Re-Sale or Use Restriction is Effective to Prevent Exhaustion of Patent Rights with Respect to Downstream Sales in Breach of the Restriction

In a 10 – 2 decision, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit en banc this morning decided Lexmark v. Impression, holding that when a product is sold subject to a lawful re-sale or use restriction, this restriction is…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Acquired Distinctiveness of Trademarks in the United States

Business enterprises often prefer to adopt trademarks that describe the company’s goods or services because they require less of an investment to develop the brand and educate the target consumer. This is in contrast to…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Newly published European Trademark Directive and Regulation Gives Owners of EU Trademark Registrations for Class Headings Last Opportunity to Amend Identifications of Goods and Services

Among several other changes in the European Union Trademark (EUTM) system (formerly referred to as the Community Trademark (CTM)), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (formerly known as OHIM) will provide a period in…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

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
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

UK Trademarks will no longer be able to be extended to the BVI beginning September 1, 2015

As part of some major reforms to The Trademark Law of The British Virgin Islands (BVI) that will come into force on September 1, 2015, owners of trademark applications and registrations in the United Kingdom (UK) will no longer…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

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
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Approximately 7% of alleged trademark policy violations on Twitter were deemed valid and sufficient to suspend the responsible accounts

A report by Twitter revealed that about 7% of claims (less than 1,000 out of almost 13,000 claims) made during the first half of 2015 that other accounts have violated its trademark policy have resulted in suspension of the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled en banc that a method claim in a patent may be infringed by multiple actors

Today, the Federal Circuit in an en banc decision in Akamai v. Limelight has taken a step to restore sanity to the law relating to patent infringement where multiple actors perform different steps in a method claim by restoring…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

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
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property
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