A covenant not to enforce a trademark against a competitor’s existing products and any future “colorable imitations” moots the competitor’s action to have the trademark declared invalid.
The doctrine of claim preclusion did not apply to bar a patent infringement lawsuit based on a prior related trademark protection action, the Federal Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Published: June 25, 2012
In a challenge to a federally registered trademark, is a federal district court divested of Article III jurisdiction if the registrant promises not to assert its mark against the challenger’s then-existing commercial activities?
A national veterans’ organization wants a federal judge to shut down a Tonganoxie, Kan.-based nonprofit that uses the Purple Heart trademark to solicit donations.
A business may not have violated intellectual property law by using a competitor’s trademark as an Internet search term in order to attract visitors to its website, the 9th Circuit has ruled.
Pennsylvania’s trademark counterfeiting law is worded so broadly that it criminalizes speech protected by the First Amendment, the state Supreme Court ruled in a 4-3 decision overturning the statute.
Google can be sued for trademark violations based on its use of the plaintiff’s company name as a search term to increase Internet traffic to the advertising sites of competitors, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing a dismissal.