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New DMCA Agent Registration Rules Essential to Section 512 Immunity

USA - December 6 2016 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) creates an important safe harbor from copyright infringement liability for certain websites and other...

Andrew Gass, Allison S. Blanco, Max G. Mazzelli.


Ninth Circuit Applies Octane Fitness' Loosened Fee-Shifting Standard to Trademark Cases

USA - November 15 2016 Two years have passed since the US Supreme Court added some teeth to the Patent Act's fee-shifting provision in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON...

David D. Troutman, Jennifer L. Barry, Kristin P. Housh.


New Game Plan: Federal Circuit Decision May Revive “Redskins” Trademarks

USA - March 7 2016 An appeal of the 2014 decision to cancel the REDSKINS trademark is currently pending before the Fourth Circuit in Pro-Football Inc. v. Blackhorse. 1...

David D. Troutman, Jennifer L. Barry, Kimberly D. Farbota.


Trademark tacking: Supreme Court decides who decides

USA - February 6 2015 Trademark owners often update their marks and logos to adapt to the times and changing market conditions, or just to freshen up the brand. Indeed...

Julie L. Dalke, Matthew W. Walch, Jennifer L. Barry, Patrick Justman.


POM Wonderful decision: companies cannot rely on FDCA for protection from false advertising liability

USA - June 30 2014 The US Supreme Court allows private parties to bring Lanham Act claims challenging product labels that otherwise satisfy the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic...

Julie L. Dalke, Steven B. Lesan, Matthew W. Walch, Jennifer L. Barry, Patrick Justman.