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It has been an interesting several weeks in the trademark world that have transported me back to my halcyon days of high school metal and college grunge (but mostly I was a new wave guy). The years-long litigation going “round and round” among the members
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The dispute over the bitcoin named Alibabacoin is apparently over. Last year, Chinese tech giant Alibaba sued Belarus- and Dubai-based ABBC Block Chain IT Solutions LLC in New York federal court for trademark infringement based on ABBC’s Alibabacoin bitcoin. Several sources have reported that the
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Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board a decision on an ex parte appeal regarding a likelihood of confusion between the applicant’s mark GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY & Design for mortgage banking services and a
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On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Iancu v. NantKwest, Inc., which will determine whether unsuccessful applicants before the United States Patent and Trademark Office who elect to challenge adverse decisions before the district court must—win or lose—pay the PTO’s attorney’s fees.
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The Supreme Court was busy yesterday issuing opinions involving copyright law (see the TMCA’s post yesterday on Fourth Estate vs. Wallstreet.com concerning the need to obtain a copyright registration before initiating an infringement suit). In a second important decision, Rimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle, Inc., the Court
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This morning, the Supreme Court resolved a longstanding circuit split about whether a copyright infringement plaintiff must first obtain a registration from the Copyright Office for the work upon which its claim is based before initiating an infringement lawsuit, or whether it need only file
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If you know how to Floss and Milly Rock, then you are way more hip than most, including the author of this post. Both are popular dance moves, along with the Shoot, Running Man, and the Carlton, the latter made famous by Alfonso Ribeiro as
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On the heels of launching its expedited cancellation program to clear deadwood from the Trademark Register, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has now pivoted to a related area: deadwood prevention. The PTO has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, with one exception, would require foreign-domiciled
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Dorsey’s TMCA team has thoroughly covered the history of the dispute between the USPTO and Booking.com B.V., which started when the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board rejected the BOOKING.COM trademark as generic (covered here), and continued when the federal district court for the Eastern District
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Last week, we blogged about Fiji Water being sued for posting a meme of the Fiji Water Girl and using cardboard cutouts of her image in advertising. Well, Fiji Water is splashing back – They filed a cross-complaint alleging breach of contract, promissory estoppel and
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