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Dilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building Is
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

Trademark dilution is a concept not easily understood. Although, we have written about this topic in previous posts, a recent decision by the


DICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 29 2016

The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has, again, explained how and when surnames may function as trademarks. In re Enumclaw Farms LLC, Application


MAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

The Federal Circuit has upheld the findings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that use of the marks MAYA and MAYARI on wine is not likely to


(Trade)Marking Your Territory in the US: A Guide for Non-US Companies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

Trademark rights exist on a country-by-country basis, and the laws in the United States differ in a number of significant ways from other markets. As


Design Patents - Unlocking the Value of The User Experience
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 1 2016

The oft-overlooked design patent has seen somewhat of a revival recently (at least in the media) ever since a jury in California awarded Apple $399


Washington Redskins Haven’t Won Yet: Why the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) is Not Yet Final
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 4 2016

What do Washington D.C.'s NFL team, the Redskins, and Mr. Tam's rock band, The Slants, have in common? Both have enjoyed unexpected victories recently


Federal Circuit Rules Federal Trademark Statute Ban on DIsparaging Marks to Be Unconstitutional
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

Today the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the section of the Lanham Act which bans registration of "disparaging" trademarks is an


Smartphone Wars - The Supreme Court Awakens: Samsung Files Petition for Certiorari in New Hope to Harmonize Design Patent Law
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

On Monday, in the latest episode of the smartphone wars, Samsung filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court. Samsung is appealing a


FDA reports results of annual crack down on illegal internet pharmacies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

Last week, FDA announced that more than 1,050 websites had illegal drugs and devices seized or received warning letters as part of the Eighth Annual


A scandalous mark to some, free speech to others: Federal Circuit to decide whether controversial limit on trademark registrations violates First Amendment
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

The Federal Circuit has decided to revisit the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act in the case of In re Shiao Tam, 2015 U.S. App