Tagged: Federal Circuit

Federal Circuit Kicks Chuck Taylor Case Back to ITC

In the latest chapter of a long-running trademark dispute involving the outsole used by Converse, Inc. with its well-known CHUCK TAYLOR shoes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a ruling vacating an International Trade Commission decision that went against Converse and booting the continue reading...

How Much Fame Is Enough?

In its recent decision in Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC v. Fairmont Holdings, LLC, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit clarified the proper interpretation of the fame of the  mark factor in determining whether there is a likelihood of confusion under the long-established multifactor 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...