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The Times They Are a-Changin’: Marks Cannot Be Refused Registration as Scandalous or Immoral

USA - March 8 2018 On December 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that the Lanham Act’s prohibition of immoral or scandalous matter under 15 U.S.C. §1052(a) (“Section…

Abigail Lubow, W. Scott Brown.

The Federal Circuit’s Design Patent Basket Case

USA - September 17 2019 In Curver Luxembourg SARL v. Home Expressions Inc., the Federal Circuit held - for the first time - that a design patent’s claim language may limit…

Abigail Lubow.

That Priority Claim Really Tied the Patent Family Together, Says Federal Circuit

USA - October 2 2018 On October 1, 2018, in Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Iancu, No. 2017-1962 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 1, 2018), the Federal Circuit held that an…

Jeffrey Han.

VARA Demolishes Property Owner: Second Circuit Affirms VARA Judgment for Street Artists

USA - February 24 2020 On February 20, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Castillo v. G&M Realty L.P., holding that aerosol artwork…

Briana Falcon.

Supreme Court Finds Patent Law Exhausting

USA - May 30 2017 On May 30, 2017, in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit’s en banc…

Erin Ator Thomson, John P. Elwood, Siho (Scott) Yoo.