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Court Gives “Thumbs Down” to Domain Name Proxy Service’s Motion to Dismiss Facebook’s ACPA Complaint

Global, USA - February 22 2021 Considering allegations under the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and trademark infringement, the U.S. District Court for the District of…

Introduction to New Copyright Law Provisions: Felony Streaming Penalties and the CASE Act

USA - February 18 2021 Two new additions to the Copyright Act became law on December 27, 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The first closes the…

A Practical Guide to the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

USA - February 16 2021 The TMA amends the Lanham Act in three key aspects. First, it institutes new tools to remove USPTO trademark filings that are based on inaccurate…

REI’s CO-OP Mark Rides to Registration After TTAB Rejects Per Se Descriptiveness Rule

USA - February 11 2021 The TTAB issued a precedential decision clarifying that there is no per se rule that a term that is descriptive of the source of goods is necessarily…

G.I. Bro is a Go: Copyright Dispute Over Call of Duty Poster Survives Summary Judgement

USA - February 9 2021 Retired professional wrestler Booker T. Huffman (professionally known as Booker T), and developer of the Call of Duty video game franchise…

Federal Circuit Holds Trade Dress Applications Tangled Up by Utility Patent Filings

USA - February 2 2021 Trade dress often soars above the intellectual property landscape because it has the power to protect a distinctive product design for as long as the…

SCOTUS Oral Argument: Does FTC Have Authority to Obtain Monetary Relief Under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act?

USA - January 28 2021 The Supreme Court heard oral argument in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission to address the issue of whether Section 13(b) of the…

Brands Gotta Brag a Little: When “Best Possible” Claims are Self-Referential Rather Than Comparative

USA - January 19 2021 AT&T Services, Inc. (“AT&T”) made “best possible” claims in its online blog when it announced its new Wi-Fi Technologies. In a recent proceeding, the…

TTAB KO’s Mayweather PAST PRESENT FUTURE Trademark Application

USA - January 13 2021 Mayweather Promotions is the promotional company for Floyd Mayweather Jr., former professional boxer, multiple-time world champion, and holder of an…

SDNY Holds Ownership Disclosure on Review Website Sufficient to Avoid False Advertising Claim

USA - December 2 2020 In a lively suit between competing “bed-in-a-box” mattress companies, Casper Sleep, Inc. brought false advertising and deceptive acts and practices…