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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...

Alert - May 31, 2019

Several congressional representatives have taken interest in an array of court decisions finding patent ineligibility across the innovative spectrum...

Alert - May 22, 2019

On May 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held by a vote of 8-1 that a trademark licensor’s rejection in bankruptcy of a trademark license does not terminate...