March 25, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday held in a 7-2 decision that a ruling from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) may be sufficient to establish issue preclusion in a patent dispute. The case of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. centers around the similarity of a trademark ...[read more]
January 21, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank et. al. that whether two trademarks may be tacked together for purposes of determining priority is a question for the jury, not the court. The court stated that arguments made by petitioner in support of the view ...[read more]
December 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. the court heard arguments on (1) whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (TTAB) finding of a likelihood of confusion precludes Hargis from relitigating that issue in ...[read more]
August 15, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) filed an appeal in federal court on Thursday to challenge a June ruling by the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office that found the team name "Redskins" is "disparaging of Native Americans." The team ...[read more]
June 19, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday announced that it will cancel six trademark registrations belonging to National Football League team the Washington Redskins. Administrative trademark judge Karen Kuhlke found that the trademarks, which include the team's name, logo and the name of ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc. that Nike's covenant not to enforce a trademark against Already's existing products and any future "colorable imitations" moots Already's action to have the trademark declared invalid. In this case, the court considered whether ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. The issue in the first case, Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., was whether a federal court has Article III jurisdiction over a party's challenge to the validity of a trademark if the owner of the trademark has agreed not to sue the ...[read more]
August 17, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on Thursday ruled for the second time in Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office (AMP) that a Utah company does have valid patents on two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers. AMP concerned Myriad ...[read more]
July 23, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday heard arguments in Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office (AMP), an ongoing case that challenged a Utah company's patent on two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers. The three-judge panel is ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Chinese court on Monday confirmed a settlement reached last week in the trademark case between Apple and Shenzhen Proview Technology. The Guangdong Hich People's Court said that Apple has agreed to pay USD $60 million to Proview for the use of the iPad trademark in mainland China. Although ...[read more]

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