Next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the issues of “scandalous” trademarks. Currently, certain trademarks cannot be registered because the government deems the mark to be offensive.
This past Tuesday, the European Union voted to approve new copyright legislation by a vote of 348 to 274. The new laws allow for liability to be imposed against sites for content that their users upload that infringes upon another’s copyrights. The legislation also will..
Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) continue to move forward with revamping patent laws in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Alice decision.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is rolling out a new pilot program for patent owners who are involved in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Today, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) resolved a split between federal circuits on whether a copyright owner must wait until their copyright registers to file suit or if suit can be filed immediately once the application for registration is filed. The answer, a lawsuit cannot be..
Don’t expect a cage match any time soon, but Activision Blizzard Inc. is in hot water with pro wrestler Booker T. Booker T filed suit on Tuesday in federal court alleging that Activision’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” “BLOPs” copied his persona, G.I. Bro.
Netflix has been sued by Chooseco LLC over the use of Chooseco’s trademark “Choose Your Own Adventure” in the movie Bandersnatch.
The movie is an extension of Netflix’s popular series Black Mirror that allows viewers to choose how the movie progresses, which leads to a..
The international treaty that allows international registration, the Madrid Protocol, continues to become more and more user friendly. Back in August of 2018, I wrote about Canada’s upcoming accession to the Madrid Protocol, which will make securing a Canadian trademark more..
Cannabis continues to grow as states become more and more accepting of its use for medical and recreational use. The problem is that the Federal government is a bit behind the times and it has implications on the IP portfolio of growers, distributors, and dispensaries.