Partner Nadine H. Jacobson is quoted in Bloomberg Law regarding SCOTUS’s decision to review a recent ruling in the Tenth Circuit in which the award was almost entirely derived from foreign trademark infringement profits. The high court is expected to overturn the decision and to clarify that the Lanham Act’s reach is designed to be domestic.More
Allison Strickland Ricketts was quoted in Law360 on the USPTO’s recent decision to shorten the period of time to respond to office actions relating to trademark applications from six months to three months, effective December 3, 2022.
The former six-month deadline was established when the Lanham Act took effect in the 1940s.More
Fross Zelnick partner James D. Weinberger speaks to Managing IP in their recent article on whether a July ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will affect where plaintiffs file copyright suits in the future. The ruling in Starz Entertainment v MGM Domestic Television determined that plaintiffs could recover damages for all infringements,More
On behalf of client LEGO Juris A/S — owner of the world-famous LEGO trademark — the firm successfully opposed in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office an application to register the mark ECO-BRICKS in connection with “toy building blocks” on grounds of descriptiveness.More
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The eleventh edition of the Nice Classification will enter into force on January 1, 2017. The new edition will introduce 334 new terms and amendments to fifteen class headings, mainly arising from a joint proposal submitted by Japan, Switzerland, the U.S., the EU Intellectual Property Office,More
Kingdom voted via referendum for their country to leave the European Union. This historic event, commonly known as “Brexit,” caused the pound sterling to fall to its lowest level since 1985 and prompted the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron. For intellectual property lawyers and their clients,More
Glaxo Wellcome UK Limited (t/a Allen & Hanburys), Glaxo Group Limited v. Sandoz Limited,  EWHC (Ch) 1537.
The High Court of Justice of England and Wales recently invalidated Glaxo Group Limited’s European Union Trademark registration for a color combination applied to its Seretide inhaler product. More
Kraft Foods Schweiz Holding GmbH v. Pendaftar Cap Dagangan, The High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lampur [Commercial Division] (Case No. 24IP-49-12/2015, August 15, 2016)
Until recently, three dimensional (“3D”) shape marks were rarely afforded protection as trademarks under governing Malaysian practice. More
Fross Zelnick’s Allison Strickland Ricketts will be moderating the final panel of New York City Bar’s annual four-part series focusing on Women in Intellectual Property on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 8:30am. This virtual event will discuss practical considerations for startups when it comes to protecting their intellectual property.More