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Trademark Modernization Act Becomes Law: Establishes New Procedures to Remove Deadwood Registrations, Restores Presumption of Irreparable Harm, and Protects the Independence of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

USA - December 28 2020 On December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”) became law after it passed Congress and was signed by the President as part of…

Rita Weeks.

Trademark Modernization Act Becomes Law: Establishes New Procedures to Remove Deadwood Registrations, Restores Presumption of Irreparable Harm, and Protects the Independence of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

USA - December 28 2020 On December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”) became law after it passed Congress and was signed by the President as part of…

Rita Weeks.

Review of U.S. Federal Case Law and TTAB Developments (5 Key Takeaways)

USA - November 25 2020 At the recent INTA 2020 Annual Meeting, Kilpatrick Townsend's Ted Davis delivered an analysis of major decisions rendered by the U.S. courts and the…

The Supreme Court Abrogates Willfulness as a Bright-Line Prerequisite for Accountings of Profits Under the Lanham Act

USA - April 23 2020 For years, the federal courts of appeals have been split on an issue of critical importance to litigants under the Lanham Act, namely, whether a…

Rita Weeks, Joseph Petersen.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Announces New Rule Requiring Foreign Trademark Claimants to Obtain U.S. Counsel

USA - July 15 2019 The USPTO has announced a new rule, effective August 3, 2019, which will require all trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to a Trademark…