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Supreme Court Rules Ban on ‘Immoral or Scandalous’ Trademarks Unconstitutional

USA - June 28 2019 On Monday, the Supreme Court held that the ban on “immoral or scandalous” trademarks was unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Court found…

Anthony V. Lupo

San Francisco Bans Fur Sales

USA - March 29 2018 If San Francisco lawmakers have their way, the fur trade could soon go the way of the dodo. On March 20, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors…

Daniel B. Jasnow, Anthony V. Lupo, Amy (Salomon) McFarland

The Year Brick & Mortar Got a Bankruptcy Makeover - What Fashion and Luxury Goods Companies Need to Know About Restructuring and Bankruptcy

Australia, USA - February 12 2018 2017 was a watershed year for retail bankruptcies. More than 300 retailers filed for bankruptcy in 2017,1 many being smaller "Mom & Pop" shops. As of…

George P. Angelich, M. Douglas Flahaut, Robert M. Hirsh, Mary JoanneDowd, Andy S. Kong, Michelle Mancino Marsh, Aram Ordubegian, Jordana L. Renert, Andrew I. Silfen, Jennifer C. Terry

Supreme Court Clarifies Availability of Copyright for Applied Art on Apparel

USA - March 23 2017 On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Star Athletica, L.L.C. V. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al, No 15-866, clarifying that the…

Anthony V. Lupo, Michelle Mancino Marsh

IP soundings: FTC warns against running unsubstantiated and deceptive ads

USA - January 22 2014 At the beginning of the year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracked down on unsubstantiated and deceptive advertisements from a large number of…

James J. Bindseil, Pamela M. Deese, David C. Gryce