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The Trademark Modernization Act: New Procedures, New Deadlines and New Standards

USA - January 13 2022 On December 18, 2021, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rules implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) went into effect…

Candace R. Arrington

The CASE Act Promises Copyright Infringement Remedies for Content Creators: But Will It Deliver?

USA - February 10 2021 On December 27, 2020, Congress passed the CASE Act, which provides a "small claims" procedure, administered by the U.S. Copyright Office, for…

Kimberly B. Herman, Anna Lea Setz

U.S. Trademark Fees to Increase Effective January 2, 2021

USA - December 2 2020 The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has announced increases and adjustments of certain trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal…

Kimberly B. Herman

Supreme Court Rules Willfulness Not Required for Profits Awards in Trademark Infringement Cases

USA - April 28 2020 On April 23, 2020, in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a trademark owner need not prove willful…

Kimberly B. Herman

USPTO Extends Certain Trademark and Patent Filing Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 2 2020 In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"), the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has…

Kimberly B. Herman, Christopher T. McWhinney