SCOTUS Rules Federal Courts Can Be Bound by Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decision On Likelihood of Confusion

On March 24, 2015, the United States Supreme Court held that prior decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) can prevent federal courts from later deciding whether there is a “likelihood of confusion” in trademark infringement lawsuits.

Blurred Rights

By | DuetsBlog | March 26, 2015
Blurred Rights

You may, like me and hundreds of others, have had the “Blurred Lines” verses: “I know you want it, You’re a good girl, You’re far from plastic, Talk about getting blasted, I hate these blurred lines,” stuck in your head.

Focus On Patent Quality

By | Global Policy Watch | March 26, 2015

Any system of property rights functions best when all parties know the metes and bounds of the property.  Our patent system is no different, and that is why the ongoing, two-day Patent Quality Summit at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO’s”) is so significant.