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US Supreme Court Holds That Adding ‘.com’ to Generic Name May Create Protectable Trademark

USA - June 30 2020 On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decided United States Patent and Trademark Office et al. v. Booking.com B.V. and resolved a circuit split by…

Jordan Feirman, Olivia L. Vaden.

US Supreme Court Rejects ‘Defense Preclusion’ in Trademark Suit

USA - May 15 2020 On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a circuit split, finding that any preclusion of litigation defenses must comply with traditional res…

Jordan Feirman, David M. Lamb, Andrew K. Patrick.

US Supreme Court Rejects Attempt To Copyright Annotated Version of State Laws

USA - April 28 2020 On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., 590 U.S. ____, that pursuant to the “government…

Jordan Feirman, David M. Lamb.

US Supreme Court Rejects Willfulness Requirement for Profit Awards in Trademark Infringement Cases

USA - April 24 2020 On April 23, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a plaintiff is not required to prove that a Defendant’s misconduct was willful in…

Jordan Feirman, Shelli Gimelstein.

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Implications of Event Postponement and Cancellation

USA - April 3 2020 The outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused numerous companies and event organizers to postpone, reschedule or even cancel public events. Due to…

Julie Bédard, Karen M. Lent.