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B&B Hardware Precludes Defense To Likelihood Of Confusion In District Court
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2017

In 2015, the Supreme Court, in its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. (“B&B”), held that sometimes issue preclusion should

Adequate alternative remedies do not include different proceedings pursuant to different statutory provisions
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 28 2017

The Federal Court of Appeal has clarified the law relating to what constitutes an adequate alternate remedy in the context of interlocutory decisions

Trademark Opposition Proceedings: Comparing Thailand and the United States
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • USA, Thailand
  • May 31 2017

A trademark opposition proceeding is a specialized legal process in which one party challenges another party's pending trademark application

Planning to Request Discovery for a European Patent Office Proceeding? Not So Fast, Rules the District of Massachusetts
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • April 24 2017

The Hon. F. Dennis Saylor, IV of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently denied a Petitioner’s request under 28 USC 1782

Distillations: Madonna is Not Impressed
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • April 12 2017

Any business marketing a new consumer product wants to give their creation a snappy and memorable name, and craft brewers in particular seem

The Number One Way to Expedite the Trademark Opposition Process
  • TrademarkNow
  • USA
  • September 21 2016

For most businesses, waiting on the approval of a trademark application is cumbersome. From initial filing to ultimate approval, the process averages

Mexico adopting formal trade mark opposition system
  • Boult Wade Tennant
  • Mexico
  • August 26 2016

Earlier this year the Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved an amendment to the Mexican Industrial Property Law which, entering into force on 30

TTABlog Note: Converting an Opposition to a Concurrent Use Proceeding
  • Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

Two recent decisions illustrate when an applicant may, and when it may not, successfully move to amend its opposed, geographically unrestricted

TTAB Dismisses Proceeding as Sanction For Non-Compliance With Its Orders
  • Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC
  • USA
  • July 22 2016

The Board had it up to here with Plaintiff Gary W. Stuckle's lack of cooperation in this opposition proceeding. His transgressions included failing

EPO Practice - Early Certainty from EPO Oppositions
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • June 30 2016

Following grant of a European patent, third parties wishing to challenge the grant may file an opposition at the European Patent Office (EPO) within a