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FTC Issues Notice of Penalty Offenses for Endorsement and Testimonial Marketing

USA - October 21 2021 On October 13, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a Notice of Penalty Offenses to more than 700 businesses, including top consumer brands…

Kimberly Culp, Vejay Lalla, Tyler G. Newby, Albert Tawil

Webinar: Trademark Law Update - Key SCOTUS Cases, Willfulness, Fair Use, Generic Terms and More

USA - September 10 2020 SCOTUS had a lot to say about Trademark Law this year. From willfulness and fair use to generic terms and offensive marks, the Court explored…

SCOTUS Gives a “FUCT” in Brunetti: First Amendment Supports “Immoral” or “Scandalous” Trademarks

USA - August 16 2019 On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Iancu v. Brunetti, struck down the Lanham Act's prohibition on the registration of "immoral" or…

Ryan Kwock

Will SCOTUS Resolve the Circuit Split on Key Trademark Damages Issue?

USA - May 10 2019 A petition for writ of certiorari pending before the U.S. Supreme Court asks the Court to decide whether a plaintiff must prove willful infringement…

Ciara N. McHale

Trademarks: How (Not) to Strip the Leather Jacket off the Biker's Back

USA - March 29 2019 The Central District Court of California has held that the First and Eighth Amendments protect the trademark-registered emblems of the Mongol Nation…

Rebecca A.E. Fewkes