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B&B hardware: sometimes, not always, not never

USA - March 26 2015 The Supreme Court issued its second trademark ruling of the term on Tuesday, ruling that federal court decisions on "likelihood of confusion"…

Ira S. Sacks, Rachel B. Rudensky.

Supreme Court will decide level of deference, if any, given to TTAB decisions concerning likelihood of confusion

USA - September 11 2014 On July 1, 2014, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the Eighth Circuit's decision in the case B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis, Inc. (2013)…

Amy S. Price, Ira S. Sacks.

Supreme Court allows Pom Wonderful to sue coke for false advertising, despite its apparent compliance with FDA regulations

USA - September 9 2014 In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court in POM Wonderful LLC v. The Coca Cola Co. (June 12, 2014) held that the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…

Amy S. Price, Ira S. Sacks.

The Supreme Court resolves a circuit split regarding standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act

USA - September 4 2014 In Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. (March 25, 2014), the Supreme Court unanimously held that "to invoke the Lanham Act's cause…

Amy S. Price, Ira S. Sacks.