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Pirates of the Caribbean Copyright Suit Must Walk the Plank LimeGreen IP News

The Central District of California recently sank a copyright infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Co.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Bar to Registration of “Immoral” or “Scandalous” Trademarks LimeGreen IP News

On 25 June, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its opinion in Iancu v. Brunetti, holding that the Lanham Act's provisions barring the registration of "scandalous" or "immoral" trademarks are...

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The A-CBDs of Registering Hemp-Related Trademarks: New Guidance from the USPTO LimeGreen IP News

Brand owners seeking to register cannabis-related trademarks take note: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued guidance regarding the effects of the 2018 Farm Bill on...

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Bankrupt brands can't revoke trademark licenses, says SCOTUS LimeGreen IP News

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that bankrupt trademark licensors cannot use federal bankruptcy law to rescind the rights of their trademark licensees to continue use of duly licensed...

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U.S. – Bankrupt Brands Can’t Revoke Trademark Licenses, Says SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that bankrupt trademark licensors cannot use federal bankruptcy law to rescind the rights of their trademark licensees to continue use of duly licensed...

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Copycat Flattened by Patent & Trade Dress Jury Verdict in Win for Tieks Shoes

The maker of the Tieks ballet flat Gavrieli Brands walked away with over $2.1 million when a federal jury found Soto Massini’s competing designs infringed on Tieks’ patents and...

Hogan Lovells Publications

CBD at TTB: TTB issues new industry circular on hemp-derived ingredients in alcohol beverages A Seat at the Table

Many food and beverage companies are assessing the use of hemp-derived ingredients in their products in light of the 2018 farm bill provisions excluding "hemp" from the definition of...

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N.D. California Straightens Out Competitor's Use of Infringing Hashtags

The Northern District of California recently released an order that sheds new light on how courts grapple with the constantly-increasing use of trademarks as hashtags.

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The Curse of Shoeless Joe Continues: TTAB Finds White Sox Fan Lacked Bona Fide Intent-To-Use LimeGreen IP News

For any baseball fans already preparing to capitalize when their favorite team wins their next World Series game, you may strike out before getting up to bat at the Trademark Trial and...

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