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U.S. Supreme Court Cancels USPTO’s Reservations About Registering Booking.com Brand Name

USA - July 1 2020 For the third time in four years, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office, both at the examination and Trademark Trial and Appeal…

Mission Products Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology: One Year Later

USA - May 21 2020 As businesses experience diminishing revenues, falling stock prices, and other economic hardships resulting from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Draeke H. Weseman, Michael B. Fisco.

Supreme Court Unanimously Cuts Off Judicially Created ‘Defense Preclusion’ Doctrine, Especially in Trademark Cases

USA - May 19 2020 The U.S. Supreme Court evaluated a res judicata question through a trademark lens in Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc. v. Marcel Fashion Group, Inc., 590 U…

SCOTUS Declares Lanham Act’s Prohibition Against Registering Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional

USA - June 22 2017 On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Matal v. Tam, affirming the Federal Circuit and holding that the Lanham Act’s…

Federal Circuit Takes a New Slant on Disparaging Trademarks

USA - December 22 2015 While the world's attention has been focused on the Washington Redskins' 0-2 record before the Trademark Office and federal court (its appeal to a…