The USPTO has reversed itself on defining what will be considered an acceptable email address for the trademark owner. In revised guidance issued on February 14, 2020 – one day before the February 15 implementation date of the new rule – it announced that trademark applicants and registrants may provide an “email address of their choice,” so long as it is not identical to the email address provided for the attorney who is listed in the application or registration.More
“Fross Zelnick is, to many observers, the leading trademark firm anywhere in the world,” according to the 2020 edition of World Trademark Review‘s WTR 1000. In addition to chart-topping rankings in both the Enforcement & Litigation as well as the Prosecution & Strategy categories, the following lawyers were recognized for their work: Lawrence Apolzon,More
Chambers Global 2020 ranks Fross Zelnick in USA Band 1 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets.More
Law360 wrote about efforts of Barbara Solomon and Sean Harb to identify some of the entities who have adopted and are using packaging similar to our client Mondelez’s Sour Patch candy packaging in order to sell unregulated THC-infused products. By utilizing various forms of early third-party discovery,More
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Kogan v. Martin et al.,  EWCA Civ 1645, Case No: A3/2018/0070.
In a recent decision addressing works of joint authorship, the U.K. Court of Appeal sets out factors to consider when undertaking the often complex analysis of whether a work is indeed a product of joint ownership.More
In October 2018, a third party posted fake advertisements on Facebook and Instagram linking Bitcoin and other crypto-concurrencies to John de Mol, a famous European media entrepreneur and TV producer. The ads contained De Mol’s name and portrait and were published without his consent.More
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In a 2018 decision (H29 (Wa) 123, February 14, 2018), the Tokyo District Court denied a trademark infringement claim, finding that “retail services or wholesale services for processed food” are not similar to the goods “plum/blueberry jam.” The retail services were registered in connection with the mark JOYFARM in Katakana,More
As of January 3, 2020, companies and designers from Israel can use the Hague System to protect their industrial designs in Israel and/or in any of the other member countries of the Hague System. And, foreign companies can also designate Israel on their international applications for industrial designs.More
On November 13, 2019, the French government published Order No. 2019-1169, followed by an implementing Decree on December 9, 2019. The purpose of this regulation was to incorporate into French law the EU Directive 2015/2436 and to simplify certain aspects of French trademark law and procedure.More
David Donahue was a panelist on American University Washington College of Law’s Supreme Court IP Series: Romag Fasteners v. Fossil, Inc., on January 14th. The panelists discussed the Supreme Court’s oral argument in the case, which took place earlier that day. The case involves the question whether under Section 35 of the U.S.More
Robin Warren introduced the speakers at this year’s holiday luncheon for the New York chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA. Robin and Craig Mende were among those who planned the event, which addressed the topic of “Copyright Through the Lens of Artificial Intelligence.” Past President Roger Zissu,More