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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 9 Sep 2019

Texas’ Anti-SLAPP Regime Does Not Apply in Federal Diversity Cases, Says the Fifth Circuit

A recent decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Klocke v. Watson, No. 17-11320 (August 23, 2019), appears to have answered a perennial


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 4 Sep 2019

Religious Institutions Update September 2019

In Biel v. St. James Sch., 926 F. 3d 1238 (9th Cir. 2019), the petition for rehearing and the petition for rehearing en banc was denied, subject to


Duane Morris LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2019

Are Trademarks FUCT? SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban on Registering "Immoral" and "Scandalous" Trademarks

On June 24, 2019, in Iancu v. Brunetti, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Lanham Act's ban on registering "immoral" or


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 27 Jun 2019

SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban on the Registration of Offensive Trademarks

A 6-3 opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States in Iancu v. Brunetti affirmed a Federal Circuit 2017 decision. Both rulings found the ban on


Berger Singerman LLP | USA | 25 Jun 2019

First Amendment Reigns in SCOTUS Trademark Case

Federal Trademark Law has long since barred applicants from seeking to register "immoral" and "scandalous" trademarks. However, on Monday, the


Hogan Lovells | USA | 25 Jun 2019

Supreme Court Strikes Down Bar to Registration of “Immoral” or “Scandalous” Trademarks

Today the US Supreme Court announced its opinion in Iancu v. Brunetti, holding that the Lanham Act’s provisions barring the registration of


Bass, Berry & Sims PLC | USA | 25 Jun 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Registering Immoral and Scandalous Trademarks

Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act states that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may refuse registration for any trademark that “consists of


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 24 Jun 2019

Unleash Heck - Supreme Court Solidifies Position on Registrability of ‘Immoral and Scandalous’ Trademarks

In an unsurprising but still quite important decision, the Supreme Court in Iancu v. Brunetti, 588 U.S. ___ (2019), has confirmed what many trademark


Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2018

Let Them Eat Cake: U.S. Supreme Court Admonishes Colorado Civil Rights Commission to Avoid Anti-Religious Bias

Q: Can an employer discriminate against members of the LGBT community on the basis of the employer’s religious beliefs? A. On June 4, 2018, the United


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave) | USA | 27 Jun 2018

Supreme Court Strikes Down Union-Shop Provisions in Public Sector, Unlikely to Follow Suit in Private Sector

On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a 41-year-old legal precedent to hold that states may not compel public employees to contribute

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