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US Supreme Court Affirms ‘’ Trademarks Eligible for Protection

USA - July 2 2020 On June 30, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided United States Patent and Trademark Office et al. V. B. V., handing down an…

Crystal Caldera, Rose Kautz

Federal Circuit Rules Multicolor Designs on Product Packaging Eligible for Trademark Protection

USA - April 10 2020 On April 8, 2020, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the Board) and held that multicolor…

John Crittenden, Rose Kautz

Supreme Court Rejects USPTO’s Attempt to Extract Legal Fees for District Court Appeals

USA - December 12 2019 On December 11, 2019, the US Supreme Court issued a unanimous order in Peter v. NantKwest, holding that a statute allowing the USPTO to recover…

Marcus Peterson

Supreme Court to Hear Dot-Com Trademark Issue

USA - November 18 2019 On November 8, 2019, the United States Supreme Court agreed to take up a case that could potentially have a significant impact on domain name owners…

Crystal Caldera, Rose Kautz

Supreme Court Rules Copyright Owners Must Obtain Registration Before Suing

USA - March 4 2019 On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court held that copyright owners must wait to file an infringement suit until the Copyright Office has registered the…

Colette Ghazarian, David J. Wittenstein