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Activist Director Moves On – What’s Next for the PTAB?

Agency Left to Defend Unsettled Legacy Upon taking the reins at the USPTO, Director Iancu made clear that he believed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) was cancelling too...

Illumina v. Ariosa – Ariosa Petitions for Cert.

The first panel decision below can be found at 952 F . 3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2020). I posted on this decision on June 1, 2020, days before the Fed. Cir. issued a modified panel decision...

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On November 30, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law New York Senate Bill S5959D, an amendment to New York’s right of publicity law to provide... Read More »
On October 27, 2020, the District Court in the Western District of Texas issued its Final Judgment in L’Oreal USA Creative, Inc. v. Drunk Elephant, LLC... Read More »
When they launched “Call Her Daddy” in 2018, Sofia Franklyn and Alexandra Cooper were relatively unknown. They were two New York City friends candidly... Read More »
The U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit found in favor of Costco in the latest chapter of an over seven-year legal battle between Tiffany and Co... Read More »
On June 19, 2020, Kim Kardashian West’s (“Kardashian West”) company KKW Beauty, LLC (“KKW”) was sued in California Superior Court by its ... Read More »
On May 12, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued over 700 new design patents.  Fashion-related designs figured prominently among the new... Read More »
With social media popularity comes more followers. With more followers comes opportunities to market products online. But as the wellness-company Teami discovered... Read More »
On April 10, personal protective equipment (“PPE”) manufacturer 3M filed suit against Performance Supply LLC for trademark infringement, deceptive... Read More »
About 40 years ago, marketing strategists Al Ries and Jack Trout offered the world a way to think about making a brand memorable.  The best way to be remembered... Read More »
In April 2019, outdoor apparel company Patagonia, Inc. sued Anheuser-Busch, LLC in the District Court for the Central District of California. Patagonia brought eight... Read More »
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows for a trademark application to be filed on an “Intent to Use” basis to establish a priority date... Read More »
A decision from the Federal Circuit clarified how the USPTO should analyze evidence of fame under the fifth DuPont factor.  The decision sheds light on how... Read More »
On July 8, 2019, NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo filed suit in the Southern District of New York for trademark infringement and counterfeiting of his GREEK FREAK... Read More »
Supreme, the popular New York-based American streetwear brand, known by its iconic  logo, was created by founder/CEO James Jebbia.  Despite its highly... Read More »
Written by: Brian M.Z. Reece,  Charlene A. Azema & Jeff Van Hoosear                    ... Read More »
On January 30, 2019, the luxury jewelry suppliers Van Cleef & Arpels filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New... Read More »
On December 28, 2018, Nirvana LLC filed a lawsuit against designer Marc Jacobs in the Central District of California, alleging copyright and trademark infringement... Read More »
Knock-offs and ‘copycat’ designs are nothing new to the fashion world. The rising demand for “fast fashion” and bargain hunting alike make... Read More »
On October 23, 2018, Rube P. Hoffman, a California textile manufacturer known for their Hawaiian prints and aloha shirts, filed a copyright infringement suit in the... Read More »
On November 7, 2018 Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York against i-Fe Apparel, Inc., Yongun Jung, and a number of... Read More »
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