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Changes at the USPTO for Individual Applicants and Foreign Businesses

September 10, 2019
Heidi Howard Tandy and Geoffrey Lottenberg  |  Trademark

During July 2019, the US Trademark Office (the “Trademark Office”) issued a new rule requiring disclosure of  a trademark applicant’s home address, and requiring that US attorneys file applications, responses and other pleadings for all individuals that are not US citizens or residents, and all non-US businesses.

First Amendment Reigns in SCOTUS Trademark Case

June 25, 2019
Geoffrey Lottenberg  |  Trademark

Federal trademark law has long since barred applicants from seeking to register “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks. However, on Monday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Iancu v. Brunetti, which struck down this bar on First Amendment grounds.

SCOTUS Finally Clarifies Rights of Licensees of Bankrupt Brands

May 20, 2019
Geoffrey Lottenberg and Michael J. Niles  |  Trademark, Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 Debtor, Tempnology, LLC (“Tempnology”) is feeling the heat today, May 20, 2019, as the United States Supreme Court held that Mission Product Holdings, Inc., (“Mission”), a licensee of Tempnology’s “Coolcore” products, can continue to use Tempnology’s trademarks to sell and distribute its products in the United States.

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