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SCOTUS to Decide If Ban on Scandalous Trademarks Is Unconstitutional

USA - January 8 2019 On January 4, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the United States Patent and Trademark Office's ("USPTO") appeal of In re...

Bobby Ghajar, Rose Kautz.


Despite Podcast’s Popularity, “SERIAL” Trademark Registration Denied as Generic

USA - April 2 2018 Most everybody knows about "Serial," the award-winning investigative journalism podcast that tells a story in serial form. Despite the podcast’s...


Bloggers Beware: New York Federal Court Holds In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement

USA - March 5 2018 On February 15, 2018, a federal district judge in New York City ruled that in-line linking constitutes prima facie copyright infringement, an alarming...

Peter Willsey, Lori Levine.


US Appeals Court Strikes Ban on Registering ‘Immoral’ or ‘Scandalous’ Trademarks

USA - December 18 2017 In a much-anticipated and yet unsurprising outcome, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on December 15 struck the law barring...


SCOTUS Rules Disparaging Trademarks Ban Unconstitutional

USA - June 20 2017 A unanimous US Supreme Court affirmed on June 19, 2017, a lower court decision striking a law prohibiting registration of trademarks that “may...