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Fantastic Beast Sighting in the District of Massachusetts—Motion to Strike Allowed

USA - July 7 2017 The District of Massachusetts recently issued something of a legal unicorn;1 it granted a Plaintiff’s motion to strike two of the Defendant’s…

Supreme Court Ruling on Offensive Trademarks Could Embolden Future Trademark Applicants

USA - June 20 2017 The Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam that the Lanham Act’s provision forbidding the registration of disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional in…

Patrick J. Concannon

Twombly and Iqbal Survive a Rampage

USA - February 8 2017 The District of Massachusetts recently grappled with the proper analytical standard when faced with a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss in a…

Product Liability: 2016 Year in Review

USA - January 19 2017 Massachusetts state and federal courts issued a number of important product liability decisions in 2016. The Product Liability and Toxic Tort…

Nelson G. Apjohn, Stephen J. Brake, Dawn M. Curry, David L. Ferrera, Rebecca H. Gallup, Alison T. Holdway, Jean L. Kampas, Sarah P. Kelly, Robyn S. Maguire, Andrew J. McElaney, Katy O. Meszaros

UPDATE: BOSTON’S Founder and a Former Bandmate Still Seek Peace of Mind

USA - January 4 2017 We have written previously about Scholz v. Goudreau, No. 13-CV-10951 (D. Mass.); the case recently went to trial on the parties’ surviving claims, and…