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Who Is Holding the Bag: How Will the Supreme Court Resolve the Circuit Split on Recovery of Profits in Trademark Cases?

USA - December 31 2019 Two weeks from now, on January 14, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc. on the long-standing...

Protected and Unfiltered. Supreme Court Strikes Down the Lanham Act’s Scandalous and Immoral Restrictions.

USA - June 25 2019 In April at oral argument, the bench grappled with the issue of viewpoint discrimination based on the literal meaning of the statute and the genuine...

Protected or Unprotected: The Supreme Court Hears Iancu v. Brunetti

USA - March 19 2019 On April 15, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether dirty words and vulgar terms may be registrable as trademarks - and if so, what...

TTAB Retreats From Precedential Houndstooth Mafia Decision

USA - March 16 2016 Trademark proceedings are contentious proceedings, but the battle for registration of the HOUNDSTOOTH MAFIA trademark has been largely overshadowed...

Transforming works: the Second Circuit rules that the Google Library Project digitization is a transformative fair use in Authors Guild, v. Google Inc.

USA - October 20 2015 On October 16, 2015, the Second Circuit affirmed the district court's ruling in Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google Inc., 954 F. Supp. 2d 282 (S.D.N.Y...