New USPTO Rule: Applicants and Registrants to Provide Email Address

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices’s (USPTO) new all-electronic processing initiative has imposed a new requirement on all applicants and registrants to update their application...

Media Mention

Brand battles: Starbucks aims to sink 'Siren' trademark

Starbucks Corp. asked the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to block an Alaskan company from registering "Siren's Brew" as a trademark for apparel.


It’s Official: Foreign Trademark Applicants Will Need a U.S. Attorney

On 2 July 2019 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a final rule in the Federal Register requiring all non-U.S. individuals and businesses seeking a trademark registration ...


Pirates of the Caribbean Copyright Suit Must Walk the Plank

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


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

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...


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

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...

Hogan Lovells Publications

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...

Awards and Rankings

MIP: Top 250 Women in IP 2019/20

Arlene Chow, Zhen (Katie) Feng, Imogen Fowler, Natalia Gulyaeva, and Julia Anne Matheson have been included in Managing Intellectual Property's Top 250 Women in IP list for 2019/20.


USPTO Reiterates Commitment to Detect and Prevent Fraudulent Foreign Trademark Applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently reiterated its commitment to stemming the tide of inaccurate and fraudulent trademark applications originating primarily from China.

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