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In United States v. Arthrex, the Supreme Court Delivers A Seemingly Simple Solution That May Prove More Complicated in Practice
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Author: Dylan Haversack Published: June 23, 2021 This week, in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., the Supreme Court vacated and remanded a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“the CAFC”), holding that the administrative patent judges (“APJs”) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) are unconstitutionally appointed. While

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Hail to the….Washington Football Team? Carmadella, Jeannette Maurer
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Author: Jeannette Maurer Carmadella Published: July 27, 2020 The colossal trademark fumble of the Washington Redskins in failing to plan ahead for the need to change the team name has lessons for anyone contemplating a rebranding. The PTO’s “intent to use” application option process and other strategic preparation can avoid the vulnerable trademark

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The Supreme Court Endorses Federal Trademark Registration of “Booking.com” Carmadella, Jeannette Maurer
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Author: Jeannette Maurer Carmadella Published: July 17, 2020 In a highly anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court has held, 8-1, that the online hotel reservation company, Booking.com, is entitled to federal trademark registration for its company name. According to the Court, the combination of “.com” with a generic and otherwise unregistrable term creates a federally

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Booking.com: The Supreme Court Considers Whether “Generic.com” Domain Names Are Entitled to Federal Trademark Protection
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Author: Lutzker & Lutzker Published: May 19, 2020 On May 4, 2020, for the first time in history, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments through a telephone conference call in United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V. The Court considered whether the online hotel reservation company, Booking.com, is entitled to

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