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Light Beer Sweetener - Not So Sticky After All

USA - May 19 2020 The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that a brewing company’s statements that a competitor’s beers were made with corn syrup were not…

Belt Fastener Trade Dress Conveyed as Invalid for Being Functional

USA - April 15 2020 The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court finding that a trade dress for a conveyor belt fastener was invalid as…

Internet Sales Lead to Personal Jurisdiction Despite No Physical Presence

USA - March 12 2020 Addressing the issue of personal jurisdiction in a trademark infringement case, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed the district…

Fiesta’s Over for Trademark Claims Without Proof of Secondary Meaning

USA - July 30 2019 The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit found that it had jurisdiction despite an arguably improper notice of appeal,…

Post-Verdict Motion for Increased Damages Ends on a Sour Note

USA - July 5 2019 Addressing a trademark owner’s Rule 59(e) motion to amend the jury’s damage award, the US…