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The Federal Circuit’s ongoing effort to implement TC Heartland—the Supreme Court’s landmark 2017 patent venue decision—took another step forward in May with In re BigCommerce, Inc., which vacated and remanded two decisions out of the Eastern District of Texas after defendants sought mandamus relief following continue reading...

You Can’t Reject My Trademark License—Can You?

In 2015, we wrote about the District of New Hampshire Bankruptcy Court’s decision in In re Tempnology, LLC.  That decision was significant because it bucked a recent trend in bankruptcy jurisprudence to permit trademark licensees to retain their trademark rights even after debtor trademark licensors continue reading...

Practice Update: Amendments to Mexico IP Law

From time to time, we publish updates on changes to trademark laws that may impact our readers and their IP registration and enforcement strategies.  Once again, Mexico is making changes to its trademark system (recall Mexico added an opposition system in 2016). The proposed amendments continue reading...

OG v. OB-GYN: Dr. Drai Drops the Mic on Dr. Dre

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: an OB-GYN you probably don’t know named Dr. Drai applies to register his name as a trademark and ends up in a dispute with famous rapper Dr. Dre because the rapper fears there will be confusion between continue reading...