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United States Supreme Court Rules for Google in a Landmark Fair Use Decision

USA - April 6 2021 On April 5, 2021, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that could have profound implications in the software industry. It held 6-2…

Geoffrey A. Friedman, Matthew C. Hurley.

The Trademark Modernization Act Establishes New Trademark Cancellation Procedures

USA - January 12 2021 On December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“the Act”) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Among other…

Williams S. Dixon.

Defense in Trademark Action Not Precluded by Failure to Raise Same Defense in Earlier Action

USA - May 15 2020 The United States Supreme Court unanimously held this week that Lucky Brand was not precluded from mounting a new defense in its litigation with…

Meena Seralathan.

Supreme Court Holds that States Cannot Copyright Annotated Versions of Their Statutes

USA - April 29 2020 On April 27, 2020, the Supreme Court held that annotations to legislative text, even if created by a private contracted party, are not copyrightable…

Meena Seralathan.

US Supreme Court Holds That Trademark Owners Need Not Prove Willful Infringement To Seek An Infringer’s Profits

USA - April 23 2020 In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court held that a trademark owner need not prove willful infringement in order to seek lost profits from a…

Susan Neuberger Weller.