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Supreme Court to Consider First Amendment Protection for Parody Dog Toy

USA - November 29 2022 The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to consider the scope of protection afforded by the First Amendment to commercial parody products…

Consumer Protection: Establishing and Protecting Your Competitive Position

USA - November 10 2022 As consumer-facing product and service companies go head-to-head in an increasingly competitive marketplace, the risks of doing business are higher…

Daniel Campbell, Lesli C. Esposito, Christina L. Martini, Robert W. Zelnick

PTO Lowers the Bar for Genericness Refusals

USA - July 14 2022 The US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) recently issued Examination Guide 1-22, Clarification of Examination Evidentiary Standard for Marks Refused as…

Delay in Enforcing Trademark Measured from When Infringement Became Actionable

USA - May 26 2022 Addressing laches and progressive encroachment, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded a district court’s grant of…

Developments shaping trademark law

USA - March 15 2022 In 2020, US Congress enacted the TMA. Some of its changes merely codify the existing practice of the PTO, such as the letter of protest. Others…