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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…

Co-authors: 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…

Co-authors: 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…

Co-authors: 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…

Co-authors: Julie L. Dalke, Steven B. Lesan, Matthew W. Walch, Jennifer L. Barry, Patrick Justman.


Ruling extends trade secret protection to ideas

USA - June 26 2014 In Altavion v. KMSL, the California Court of Appeal rules that trade secret protection applied to Altavion’s design concepts even though Altavion…

Co-authors: Gunnar B. Gundersen, Jennifer L. Barry.

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