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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.[…]

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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.[…]

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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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