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Alert - September 11, 2019

On August 16, 2019, the Federal Circuit issued a 2-1 decision holding that a lower court erred by adjudicating patent eligibility without resolving the parties’ claim...

Alert - September 03, 2019

On August 20, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon issued a judgment addressing the total amount of damages awardable to Olaplex LLC (“Olaplex”) after a contentious legal battle with French cosmetics giant L’Oréal USA, Inc. (“L’Oréal”) over the “holy grail” of hair products: a protective additive for chemical...

Alert - August 05, 2019

As of August 3, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) now requires that all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants and registrants, as well as foreign-domiciled parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) proceedings, must be represented by an attorney who is...

Alert - August 01, 2019

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued its decision in Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC (2018-1613), affirming a district court’s summary...

Alert - July 24, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Lanham Act’s ban on "scandalous" and "immoral" trademarks on the grounds that the provision violates the First Amendment...

Alert - July 08, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Lanham Act’s ban on "scandalous" and "immoral" trademarks on the grounds that the provision violates the First Amendment...

Alert - June 26, 2019

On Monday, June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc., No. 18-1150, and to decide whether annotations that accompany state and local laws are copyrightable. In particular...

Alert - June 12, 2019

The Federal Circuit recently issued a precedential opinion in Nuvo Pharmaceuticals v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (2017-2473). The court held Nuvo’s asserted claims invalid...

Alert - June 11, 2019

On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued Examination Guide 1-19 (“Examination Guide”), which outlines the path to registration for trademark applications covering hemp-based goods and services...