Education Center


Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: John Carl (JC) Zwisler | Practices: , , , | Tags: , , , , ,

Technology Evolution in the Media Industry Supported by Pilot Program Allowing U.S. Trademark Registrations to be Updated

Media companies have changed the way they provide their goods and services to consumers as a result of ongoing evolutions in technology. A magazine that once distributed print copies may now provide access to its articles and advertisements online....

Read Article

Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: | Practices: | Tags: , ,

CHEERIOS YELLOW BOX REJECTED FOR TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

In a precedential decision on August 22 2017, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in In re General Mills IP Holdings II, LLC (Serial 86757390) held that the applicant did not provide sufficient evidence to support the claim that its iconic...

Read Article

Author: John Richards | Practices: , , | Tags: , , , ,

GOOGLE INC. v. EQUUSTEK & THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

In the case of Google Inc. v. Equustek, the Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the grant of a preliminary injunction by the Court of Appeals of British Columbia ordering Google to de-index on a global basis websites of a party accused of passing off...

Read Article

Author: John Richards | Practices: , | Tags: , , ,

SKIPPING THE PATENT DANCE: U.S. SUPREME COURT IN AMGEN v SANDOZ MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR PATENT OWNERS TO DELAY MARKETING OF BIOSIMILARS

On June 12, 2017, in a unanimous decision authored by Justice Thomas in Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., the United States Supreme Court considered the complex statutory scheme that attempts to expedite resolution of patent disputes that might affect the...

Read Article

Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: Danielle Weitzman | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

UNDER THE 2EA: TTAB HOLDS LITTLE MERMAID MERELY DESCRIPTIVE FOR DOLLS

In a precedential decision in In re United Trademark Holdings, Inc, Serial 86836082 (June 13 2017), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has held that LITTLE MERMAID used in connection with “dolls” in Class 28 is merely descriptive under...

Read Article