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USPTO Alert – New guidance for registering geographic terms for meats & cheeses

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issues new guidance for trademark applications covering certain cheese and processed meat products when an applied-for mark includes...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects categorical rule that generic term plus “.com” results in a generic composite

The United States Supreme Court holds that adding a top-level domain, like “.com”, to an otherwise generic term does not automatically result in a generic composite, and that a...

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USPTO Alert – New fast track for certain COVID-19 trademark applications

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announces a new prioritized trademark examination program for certain trademark applications covering COVID-19 related...

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“Lucky” after 20 years of litigation – Lucky Brand prevails at SCOTUS on claim preclusion

Resolving a decades-long trademark dispute, the Supreme Court holds that “defense preclusion” can’t apply when the two suits in question concern different conduct and...

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New process to move SWIFT-ly at NAD on some influencer claims

The National Advertising Division (NAD) recently announced new procedures to resolve straightforward digital advertising disputes in a matter of weeks. The new procedures – called the ...

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Foreign registrations provide U.S. standing for cancellation counterclaims under treaty, says TTAB
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The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a precedential decision holding that ownership of a foreign registration can be a sufficient...

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Fifty shades of ombre: Fed. Circuit reverses TTAB in key color trademark decision
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In an important reversal for owners of color trademarks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit holds that multicolored product packaging can qualify as inherently distinctive...

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FTC cracking down on coronavirus cons: How the agency is protecting consumers during COVID-19

As we all know – and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) continues to emphasize – there are no scientifically proven products that treat or prevent the COVID-19 virus. ...

Hogan Lovells Publications

COVID-19 Update: FDA and TTB response to increased demand for alcohol-based hand sanitizer production

As the novel coronavirus crisis continues to escalate, the demand for hygienic products such as hand sanitizer has dramatically increased. In response, many businesses, such as food and...

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