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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…

Lori Levine, Peter Willsey

Yosemite Trademark Settlement Restores Historic Names to Park Venues, Returns Control of Marks to US Government

USA - July 22 2019 Several Yosemite National Park facilities will regain their iconic names through a settlement announced July 15, 2019, between the National Park…

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…

Supreme Court Declines to Review “Redskins” Trademark Decision

USA - October 3 2016 Days after granting the US Patent and Trademark Office's petition for review of a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals striking as unconstitutional a law…

Brian Focarino

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