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Not Fair (Use): Federal Circuit Reverses Jury Finding in Oracle v. Google Copyright Litigation

USA - March 27 2018 Today, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, No. 2017-1118, 2017-1202, granting Oracle’s appeal of the district…

Paul J. Reilly

Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act Provision Barring Registration of Disparaging Trademarks as Unconstitutional

USA - June 19 2017 Today, the Supreme Court issued its much anticipated opinion in Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293, 582 U.S. ___ (2017). In 2011, Simon Tam sought to register…

Lauren Emerson

Navigating induced infringement claims: a practical application of the willful blindness doctrine

USA - January 30 2015 In Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., the Supreme Court reviewed and clarified the standard for induced patent infringement by endorsing the…

Paul A. Ragusa

Changing climate for 'green' trademarks*

USA - October 10 2014 Consumer protection concerns about the increasing practice of making misleading or false claims that a product or service is eco-friendly is now…

Robert C. Scheinfeld

Global trademark law update: China and Canada

Canada, China - June 4 2014 Global brand owners must keep abreast of developments in trademark law and practice in countries and regions throughout the world. International…