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Mintz - Bankruptcy & Restructuring Viewpoints

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Debtors Can Terminate a Licensee’s Rights to Trademarks under License Agreements

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to address “[w]hether, under §365 of the Bankruptcy Code, a debtor-licensor’s ‘rejection’ of a license agreement—which ‘constitutes a breach of such contract,’ 11 U.S.C....more

Brooks Kushman P.C.

Preview: Supreme Court 2018/2019 Intellectual Property Docket

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Although the U.S. Supreme Court historically has heard relatively few intellectual property cases, it has shown a heightened interest in recent years by granting certiorari in multiple cases each term. This trend continues in...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

Licensing Trademarks to Washington Cannabis Businesses – Are You in "The Clear"?

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Washington Court of Appeals' definition of trademark rights in Washington - Recently, the Washington Court of Appeals waded into the murky waters of defining trademark use when an out-of-state marijuana business licenses a...more

Weintraub Tobin

TTAB’s Refusal To Register Trademark Reveals Important Lesson For Trademark Attorneys

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The Trademark Trial and Appeals Board’s recent ruling in In re Productos Verde Valle, S.A. de C.V. upholding a trademark examiner’s refusal to register the mark SONIA for “sauces; chili sauce; hot sauce” holds a lesson for...more

Garvey Schubert Barer

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Effects of Google's trademark and keyword practices changes; Japanese regulators conclude Airbnb...

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This week’s Update features a variety of stories covering search, short-term rentals, wholesalers and traditional OTAs. This week's highlights include...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Will the Supreme Court Finally Let Trademarks Join their Intellectual Property Brethren In the Protection Provided Under the...

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Earlier this year, we wrote about the First Circuit’s decision in In re Tempnology, LLC, a bankruptcy case in which the First Circuit cemented a circuit split over whether a trademark licensee could retain its trademark...more

Cole Schotz

U.S. Supreme Court To Rule On Rights Of Trademark Licensees Upon Rejection Of A License Agreement Under Section 365 Of The...

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On October 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari in the case of Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, to decide the issue of whether a debtor-licensor’s rejection of a...more

Weintraub Tobin

Trademark Registration And The Presumption Of Secondary Meaning

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was recently tasked with reviewing determinations made by the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) relating to trade infringement claims brought by Converse, Inc. with...more

Burr & Forman

Southern District of New York Enjoins AlibabaCoin from Using Alibaba Trademark

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On October 22, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba’s application for a preliminary injunction against cryptocurrency startup Alibabacoin...more

White & Case LLP

United States Trade Alert Overview of Chapter 20 (Intellectual Property Rights) of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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On September 30, 2018, the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with a new trade accord, the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA). Chapter...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Brexit: The UK Government Issues Guidelines on the Future of Intellectual Property Laws in the Event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

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As has been widely reported in the recent weeks, the UK government is currently trying to progress negotiations on a withdrawal agreement and a framework for its future relationship with the EU. However, uncertainty remains...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Think Twice Before You Speak – Intellectual Property And Public Disclosure

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Every company, but especially startups, looks for a competitive edge to provide an advantage over other companies. Intellectual property (“IP”) rights and the strategy of how to leverage them may separate a startup from other...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Podcast: Virtual and Augmented Reality

In this episode, Dreamscape Immersive chief legal officer Tammy Brandt and Akin Gump corporate partner Courtney York, whose practice includes guiding clients through complex tech transactions, discuss the business and law of...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Bankruptcy and Trademark Licenses — Are Yours Safe?

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Are a licensee’s rights to use a trademark safe if the licensor files for bankruptcy and rejects the trademark license? This is a question the U.S. Supreme Court may resolve later this year....more

Knobbe Martens

Loves me not: Wholesale Jewelry, Inc. Hit with Infringement of Cartier Trademarks and LOVE Collection Trade Dress

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On July 18, 2018 the well-known luxury goods company, Cartier International AG and Cartier, a division of Richemont North America Inc. (collectively, “Cartier” or “Plaintiffs”) filed suit in the United States District Court...more

Weintraub Tobin

Procter & Gamble Seeks To Register Text Message Lingo Such As LOL And WTF

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Procter & Gamble, the international consumer packaged goods conglomerate, recently filed a slew of trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, seeking to register WTF, LOL, FML, and NBD for use...more

Field Law

Unregistered Trademarks versus Registered Trademarks: Who Wins?

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In 2015, an Ontario craft brewer, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company (Beau’s) applied for a trademark for B-SIDE BREWING LABEL, for use in association with Ontario craft beers. In its application, Beau’s claimed that it had...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: Trademark Licensees Take Note: The Supreme Court Might Review The Tempnology Decision — And Whether A Licensee Can Keep...

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The twists and turns of the In re Tempnology LLC bankruptcy case have been a frequent subject on this blog for good reason. The case addresses whether a trademark licensee, whose licensor files bankruptcy and rejects the...more

Workman Nydegger

What Is Your Intellectual Property Worth?

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Intellectual property rights (“IP”) such as copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade dress, and trademarks, can give any business a competitive edge. For instance, IP can be used to protect valuable goods and services,...more

Dentons

Upcoming changes to Canada’s trademark and anti-counterfeit laws

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Canada officially took the step towards the implementation of the Madrid Protocol when it introduced Bill C-31, the Economic Action Plan 2014, No. 1 (Bill). The Bill received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014, and is now the law...more

Weintraub Tobin

Conor Mcgregor Returns To Combat In The Intellectual Property Arena

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Conor McGregor doesn’t back down to anyone. He knocked out the once unbeatable Jose Aldo in 13 seconds. He was the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two different weight divisions. He crossed over to boxing...more

Baker Donelson

The Value of ZERO – Expanding the Doctrine of Generic Trademarks

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A “generic” term for a general class of products or services cannot be used as a trademark or service mark for the goods or services in those class(es), because the function of a trademark (or service mark) is to identify and...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Summer 2018

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In This Issue - US Taxation of IP After Tax Reform - U.S. taxation of intellectual property has become astoundingly more complex after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The new rules are so complex that the IRS and Treasury...more

Field Law

Countdown to Cannabis Legislation: Standing Out: Branding and Trademark Issues for Cannabis Companies

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With the anticipation surrounding the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada, it comes as no surprise that companies have been quick to take advantage of this budding industry. More than 70 corporations have been issued...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Trademarks Can Originate from Fictional Sources: Fifth Circuit Upholds Trademark Protection for The Krusty Krab

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one—Conan the Barbarian and a Romulan walk into the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob looks at Conan and says, “I know you, but where’s he from?”...more

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