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Trademarks, Bankruptcy, and Leverage: What Manufacturers and Other Trademark License Parties Should Know About A Potential Landmark Case Before the Supreme Court

On February 20, 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Mission Products, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.  The case has important implications for manufacturers and other parties to trademark licenses when a trademark licensor files, or threatens to file, bankruptcy.  Lower courts including the First Circuit found that, in the event … Continue reading this entry

You’ve Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated

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The US Supreme Court’s ruling in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands provides a path to copyrightability for pictorial or graphical elements of clothing designs and useful articles. Laura Ganoza and Julie McGinnis of Foley & Lardner explain. The US Supreme Court issued its opinion in Star Athletica v Varsity Brands in March. In an effort … Continue reading this entry

Supreme Court Complicates Design Patent Damage Calculation

The Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous decision, on December 6, 2016, on the issue of damages for design patent infringement that continues the Apple v. Samsung smartphone legal odyssey. It also marks only the second time in over 100 years that the court has issued a substantive decision in a design patent case. But … Continue reading this entry

U.S. Supreme Court Unexpectedly Stays Clean Power Plan

In a virtually unprecedented move, the Supreme Court yesterday issued an order staying the Clean Power Plan, the cornerstone of President Obama’s environmental agenda and the most significant step the country has ever taken to address climate change.… Continue reading this entry