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Stimulus Legislation Brings Substantial Changes to Trademark and Copyright Law
Congress tucked major trademark and copyright legislation into the almost 6,000 page COVID-relief stimulus package it passed in the waning days of 2020. Overall, these changes will make it easier for rightsholders to pursue infringement claims going...
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Supreme Court Denies Cert in Jack Daniel’s Dog Toy Case
The United States Supreme Court has denied Jack Daniel’s distillery’s petition for a writ of certiorari from a Ninth Circuit decision holding that a dog toy seller’s use of the Jack Daniel’s trademarks and label design is expression protected by the...
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues New Examination Guidelines in view of Booking.com
In the recent Booking.com case (see the IP Law Trends article here discussing that case), the U.S. Supreme Court held that a trademark consisting of the combination of a generic term and a generic top-level domain, like “.com,” is not automatically g...
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Enforcing Trademarks in Online Marketplaces
Nov 20, 2020
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This article was originally published on LinkedIn. It may not be as straightforward as you’d think Many business owners choose to sell products primarily, or even exclusively, in online marketplaces such as Amazon or Alibaba. Indeed, given the curr...
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Trademark Infringement Risk for U.S. Goods Manufactured Abroad
Given the favorable environment in China and in some other foreign countries, many U.S.-based companies elect to have products manufactured abroad for eventual sale in the United States. If, however, the products are branded with a trademark during t...
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Supreme Court Expands Rights to Register Domain Names as Trademarks
The United States Supreme Court issued a decision on June 30, 2020, holding that “Booking.com” can be registered as a trademark. The decision, United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al, vs. Booking.com B. V., reverses longstanding Trademark Of...
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