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Design Patent Protection for Fashion

USA - June 3 2020 On May 12, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued over 700 new design patents. Fashion-related designs figured prominently among…

Catherine Holland, Jason J. Jardine

The Importance of Being First - Fashion and Trademarks for Coronavirus/COVID-19

USA - April 28 2020 About 40 years ago, marketing strategists Al Ries and Jack Trout offered the world a way to think about making a brand memorable. The best way to be…

Justin Culbertson, Catherine Holland

Where's the Beef? Establishing Fame in Trademark Disputes

USA - August 14 2019 A decision from the Federal Circuit clarified how the USPTO should analyze evidence of fame under the fifth DuPont factor. The decision sheds light…

Ryan S. Furtado, Catherine Holland

Divide and Conquer: How Louis Vuitton's Brand Protection Strategy Might Increase the Opportunities for Brand Owners to Combat Infringement

USA - January 16 2019 On November 7, 2018 Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. Filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York against i-Fe Apparel, Inc., Yongun Jung, and…

Victoria E. Ellis

Modern Meadow: Patenting Lab-Grown Leather

USA - November 27 2018 In 2017, New Jersey based biotech startup Modern Meadow launched Zoa, which it considers “[t]he world’s first bioleather materials brand.” Zoa, a…

Bryan J. Johnson, Loni Morrow