Author: Michael Keyes

Top 8 Posts Summer 2018

J. Michael Keyes is an intellectual property attorney with extensive trial and litigation experience in cases involving trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and false advertising. He has tried several cases in federal courts across the United States. LinkedIn | Twitter @JMichaelKeyes

Trump University Playbooks Get Trumped By Trade Secrets Law

Chances are over the last several days you’ve heard presidential-hopeful Donald J. Trump express his displeasure with a certain federal judge sitting on the bench in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.  The judge decided an evidentiary ruling against Mr. Trump continue reading...

Pro Football Calls SCOTUS Audible

As we noted here last week, the Director of the USPTO filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that it review the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision, In re Tam. That decision held Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act continue reading...

USPTO to SCOTUS: SOS on the Lanham Act ASAP

Today, the USPTO made it official:  It formally requested the U.S. Supreme Court to review the en banc Federal Circuit decision that held Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violated the First Amendment.  The USPTO’s Petition can be found here. At issue in the case continue reading...