It’s always good to start off the year with an overview of trademark and copyright cases to watch. This year, we have a couple of cases that we’ve previously discussed on our podcast The Briefing, when they were on appeal with the circuit courts, but now the Supreme Court will bring finality to the issues.Continue Reading Trademark and Copyright Cases to Watch in 2023
An 11th Circuit Opinion in the ‘Floribama Shore’ trademark case provides guidance on establishing artistic relevance under the Rogers Test. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo talk about this case in this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.Continue Reading The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Viacom Wins Trademark Dispute Over MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’
As 2023 commences, it’s time for companies to review and take stock of their intellectual property assets. This applies to companies that have never taken serious steps to protect intellectual property and companies that understand the value of intellectual property and take active steps to secure and protect those assets.Continue Reading 2023 IP Resolutions Start with a Review of IP Assets
The Supreme Court granted Jack Daniel’s petition for certiorari and will hear the trademark infringement case involving a parody dog chew toy that resembles the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bottle. Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss this latest development in this episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog.Continue Reading The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Supreme Court Takes Up Jack Daniel’s-Bad Spaniels Trademark Dispute
Do defendants and the court have the right to ask who is funding a particular patent litigation? Chief Judge Connolly in Delaware says they do, and in In re Nimitz, the Federal Circuit denied a request to stop the judge’s inquiry.
The issue arose as a result of two standing orders issued by Judge Connolly. The first standing order requires non-governmental companies and corporations to disclose the name of every person all the way up the chain of ownership who has “a direct or indirect interest in the party.”Continue Reading Delaware Judge Seeks to Expose Patent-Litigation Funders