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Stirring the Pot: Recent Trademark Infringement Claims from Major Brands In the Cannabis Field

USA - May 30 2019 What do UPS and TAPATIO hot sauce have in common? Based on recent California Court filings, both companies are serious about protecting their…

Jonathan Hyman, Victoria E. Ellis.

A Joint Crackdown from the FTC and FDA on Medical Treatment Claims from CBD Companies

USA - May 29 2019 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly sent warning letters on April 3, 2019 to companies that…

Jonathan Hyman, Victoria E. Ellis.

A Different Shade of Gray: The Scope and Limits of Gray Market Goods and Recent Developments in the Cosmetics Space

USA - February 25 2019 Under the first sale doctrine, once a trademark owner first authorizes its branded product to be sold to a consumer, the trademark owner’s right to…

Bryan J. Johnson, Nicole R. Townes.

How to Avoid Mutilating Your Trademark

USA - July 7 2017 In a recent precedential decision, In re University of Miami, Serial No. 86616382 (T.T.A.B. June 6, 2017), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the…

Jeff Van Hoosear.

Just Like You and Me: Difficulties with Celebrity Trademark Applications

USA - March 8 2017 Under U.S. trademark law, any person (including a celebrity) can obtain a trademark registration for their name if they can establish that the public…

Catherine Holland, Jonathan Hyman, Loni Morrow.