Intellectual Property News Archives

Apr 27, 2020
Supreme Court Sides With Trademark Owners – Rules Willfulness Not Required For Award Of Infringer’s Profits

Apr 07, 2020
Scammers have been quick to capitalize on COVID-19 fears and are using trademarks to do it. Fortunately, while the current climate requires vigilance, remedies are available.

Mar 26, 2020
Pattishall Prevails Before Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Feb 24, 2020
Thad Chaloemtiarana, Phillip Barengolts and Jacquelyn Prom filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a Coalition of .Com Brand Owners as Amici Curiae in Support of Booking.com in USPTO v. Booking.com B.V. The Coalition urges the Court to reject the USPTO’s per se rule barring registration of any mark that consists of arguably generic term combined with a top level domain. Oral argument will be held on March 23, 2020. Law360 discusses the Coalition’s amicus curiae brief here.

Feb 13, 2020
Pattishall McAuliffe receives top Gold Band Rankings in prestigious WTR 1000 Rankings

Jan 29, 2020
David C. Hilliard has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois in 2020, his eleventh year to be so honored.

Jan 14, 2020
The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Nominates Thad Chaloemtiarana to serve as Vice-Chair

Jan 02, 2020
Pattishall McAuliffe’s Newest Partner

May 15, 2019
The May 2019 issue of Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group’s Law Lore & Practice newsletter discussed in depth Jonathan’s March 11th speech on “International Trademark Case Law Developments” delivered at the Group’s Spring Meeting in Rome.

Feb 21, 2019
Robert Sacoff to Receive D.C. Bar Champion of Intellectual Property Award

Feb 01, 2019
Pattishall McAuliffe Receives top Gold Band Rankings in prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

Nov 13, 2018
Pattishall McAuliffe is a proud sponsor of The Chicago Women in IP Post-Holiday Annual Dinner

Oct 29, 2018
Pattishall McAuliffe is a proud sponsor of The John Marshall Law School’s 62nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

Mar 20, 2018
Ashly Boesche Coaches IIT Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team to National Championship

Feb 13, 2018
Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent moot court team to National Finals for a fourth time in five years

Jan 29, 2018
Pattishall McAuliffe Receives Top Gold Band Rankings in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

Nov 13, 2017
Ashly Boesche Named One of Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch

Aug 29, 2017
Second Circuit Victory Latest Chapter in Donnay Litigation

Aug 24, 2017
Success in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Jul 31, 2017
It’s Really Hard to Trademark Product Designs. But, You Can Do It.

Jul 18, 2017
“Brandverbing Your Trademark.” Is that a good thing?

Jul 11, 2017
Buzz Kill: TTAB Reaffirms Prohibition on Medical Marijuana Registrations

Jun 20, 2017
Pattishall referenced in landmark U.S. Supreme Court Slants decision (Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017)).

Jun 19, 2017
Pattishall referenced in landmark U.S. Supreme Court Slants decision on disparaging trademarks (Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017)).

Jun 14, 2017
Drake Copied Jimmy Smith’s Rap. But Court Says it’s not Copyright Infringement, it’s Transformative Fair Use.

Jun 08, 2017
Pick the Right Trademark and you Won’t Have to Sue People

May 22, 2017
11th Circuit Requires Copyright Registration Certificate in Hand to File Infringement Action, Deepening Circuit Split

May 12, 2017
Humanity Hates Trump may ________ Cards Against Humanity’s Trademark and Copyrights

Apr 26, 2017
April 26, 2017: Happy World Intellectual Property Day! This years theme for World Intellectual Property Day is “Innovation – Improving Lives”!

Mar 08, 2017
Pattishall Prevails in 5th Circuit

 

Feb 24, 2017
Jason Koransky Named Legal Assistance Foundation Volunteer of the Year

Feb 14, 2017
Ashly Boesche Coaches IIT Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team to First Place Regional Win for a Third Time in Four Years

Jan 17, 2017
Pattishall McAuliffe Receives Top Gold Band Rankings in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

Nov 21, 2016
Pattishall McAuliffe Attorneys on the ABA Supreme Court Amicus Curiae Briefing Team

Nov 15, 2016
Brett August receives “Volunteer of the Year” Award from Chicago Sister Cities International

Oct 05, 2016
Robert W. Sacoff Receives AIPPI Award of Merit

Aug 15, 2016
2016 INTA/Pattishall Medal For Teaching Excellence: Annette Kur

May 02, 2016
Ashly Boesche Receives Distinguished Alumna Award

Apr 12, 2016
Pattishall Prevails for Bayer in Landmark Unfair Competition Case

Mar 14, 2016
Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent moot court team to second place title at national competition

Feb 08, 2016
Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent moot court team to first place regional win for a second time in three years

Jan 15, 2016
Pattishall McAuliffe Again Selected for Gold and Silver Bands in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings, and Robert W. Sacoff has been placed in the Silver Band nationally for “enforcement and litigation.”

Jan 07, 2016
New Year’s Resolution – Review and Update Website Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Dec 22, 2015
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals: Lanham Act provision unconstitutional; 1st Amendment allows registration of disparaging marks.

Dec 22, 2015
Federal Circuit Holds: “Disparagement” Clause of Lanham Act Violates the First Amendment

Oct 16, 2015
Second Circuit Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. – Google Books Does Not Infringe Authors’ Copyright

Sep 15, 2015
New FDA Guidance Implicates Trade Dress Rights

Sep 03, 2015
California Amends Advertising Law to Provide Guidance for “Made in USA”

Jul 08, 2015
REDSKINS Trademark Registrations Still Canceled After Appeal to Federal Court

Jul 07, 2015
Amazon.com Sued for Bait and Switch

Jun 04, 2015
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me – The Gov’t has Reduced Filing Fees ?

Mar 25, 2015
Supreme Court holds that issues decided by the TTAB may be preclusive in Federal Court

Mar 16, 2015
‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Creates Unpredictable Music Copyright Landscape

Feb 10, 2015
Partner Brett A. August named Knight of the Legion of Honor

Jan 29, 2015
Pattishall McAuliffe Again Selected for Gold and Silver Bands in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings, and Robert W. Sacoff has been placed in the Silver Band nationally for “Individuals: enforcement and litigation.”

Jan 22, 2015
Supreme Court Finds Tacking to Be an Issue of Fact

Jan 20, 2015
2015 Resolution: Privacy Compliance

Oct 17, 2014
60% of Pattishall Partners Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Copyright & Trademark Law for the State of Illinois

Oct 02, 2014
Not Quite “Happy Together” – Recording Industry Scores Significant Victory in First Major Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Performance Rights Decision

Jun 26, 2014
Aereo’s Internet-Based Television Streaming Services May Be Wizardry, But the Supreme Court is in No Mood for Magic

Jun 18, 2014
REDSKINS Trademark Registrations Canceled After 8 More Years of Litigation.

Jun 12, 2014
Supreme Court Permits Competitor False Advertising Suits to Proceed Under Lanham Act Despite FDA Regulation

May 20, 2014
Can California Chrome THREE-PEAT? Its Owners Sure Hope So

May 06, 2014
Doing Your Due Diligence Before Picking A Name

May 02, 2014
Defend Trade Secrets Act Would Create Federal Private Right-of-Action For Trade Secret Misappropriation Under Economic Espionage Act

Apr 29, 2014
Performance of Magic Trick Protected Under Copyright Law, Nevada District Court Holds

Mar 25, 2014
Lexmark Case Decided – Supreme Court Rejects “Prudential Standing” Doctrine for False Advertising Claims, Substitutes Direct Analysis of Cause of Action

Feb 13, 2014
Ashly Iacullo Boesche Coaches IIT Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team To Regional Triumph

Feb 11, 2014
David and Celia Hilliard Art Exhibit featured in February Issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine

Feb 07, 2014
Utilitarian Shape of Hookah Not Subject to Copyright Protection, Even if Distinctive, Ninth Circuit Holds

Jan 29, 2014
Pattishall McAuliffe Again Selected for Gold Band in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

Jan 17, 2014
CrossFit Cybersquatter Gets Dealt Multiple Blows

Jan 15, 2014
Ninth Circuit Declares GoDaddy Not Contributorily Liable For Cybersquatting

Jan 10, 2014
Kanye West Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Stop New COINYE WEST Virtual Currency

Jan 08, 2014
Who is Johnny Football?

Nov 22, 2013
“THANKSGIVUKKAH” Convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah?The Latest Pop Culture Trademark Sensation

Sep 30, 2013
The Likely Impact of a Federal Government Shutdown on the USPTO, Copyright Office, and Federal Courts.

Aug 22, 2013
Jonathan S. Jennings Appointed to PILI Board

Jun 05, 2013
Flea Market Operator Hit for Over $5 Million for Permitting Sale of Counterfeit Products

May 03, 2013
Pattishall partner Jonathan Jennings featured in INTA Pro Bono

Apr 25, 2013
The FTC Issues Revised Guidance for Mobile Device and Social Media Advertising Claims

Apr 11, 2013
Trademark Board Confirms That New York Yankees Are Evil

Mar 19, 2013
Supreme Court’s Wiley Gray Goods Decision Does Not Foreclose Trademark Options Against Gray Market Goods

Feb 01, 2013
Pattishall McAuliffe achieves Gold in Prestigious World Trademark

Jan 31, 2013
Hear This: Court Denies Motion for Summary Judgment in Dispute over Headphone Trademarks Between Dolby Labs and Monster, Inc.

Jan 11, 2013
Air Force 1 trade dress dispute held moot – Nike wins at Supreme Court, but at what cost?

Nov 27, 2012
When it Comes to Parody Twitter Accounts, Laughing Them Off May Be Your Best Move

Oct 15, 2012
Motley Crue Successfully Moves for Dismissal of Suit Involving Copyright in “Too Fast for Love” Album Artwork

Oct 10, 2012
Pattishall client awarded over $13 million in damages, attorneys’ fees and costs in counterfeiting suit

Oct 01, 2012
ICANN Seeks Comments On The Procedures To Be Used by the Trademark Clearinghouse In Connection With The Implementation of New gTLDs

Sep 27, 2012
Publication of Noelia’s Secret Wedding Photos Not Fair Use, Ninth Circuit Finds

Sep 10, 2012
When Does the First Amendment Trump Trademark Law? 11th Circuit Adopts Rogers v. Grimaldi Test

Aug 22, 2012
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is Seeking Comments on Potentially Amending the Federal Trademark Act, the Lanham Act, to Require the Filing of a Declaration of Use After Three Years of Trademark Registration Rather Than the Current Five

Aug 09, 2012
We are saddened to announce the passing of Jeremiah D. McAuliffe, our friend and partner.

Aug 08, 2012
What Do Kim Kardashian And Your Random Facebook Friend Have in Common? A Right of Publicity That May Be Worth Money

Jul 25, 2012
Who owns a trademark? Jeremy Lin wins Linsanity, as Anthony Davis fights for his unibrow.

Jul 12, 2012
Seventh Circuit Issues Important Decision Regarding Trademarks in Bankruptcy

Jul 05, 2012
European Parliament Rejects Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Jun 15, 2012
Recent Cases Show That Utilitarian Functionality Is A Serious – And Common – Impediment To Trade Dress Protection

May 11, 2012
Cuervo Misses the Mark in Sixth Circuit Appeal Involving Seals on Liquor Bottles

Apr 27, 2012
Hey Ya! District Court Dismisses Copyright Lawsuit Against André 3000’s “Class of 3000”

Apr 16, 2012
The Mud Thickens: The Federal Circuit Issues Its Latest Decision on Utilitarian Functionality, Refusing Registration to Becton Dickinson’s Blood Collection Tube Cap

Apr 11, 2012
Fourth Circuit Reverses Grant Of Summary Judgment In Rosetta Stone v. Google: Google’s AdWords Program To Be Put On Trial

Apr 01, 2012
Pattishall, McAuliffe wins Copyright Firm of the Year Award.

Mar 28, 2012
Court Deals Blow to Hasbro in Dispute Involving Transformers Trademark

Mar 27, 2012
Fourth Circuit Overturns Laches Defense Victory for Clear Channel

Mar 21, 2012
Federal Circuit Rejects “Reasonable Manners” Test For Determining Scope of Standard Character Mark During Ex Parte Examination

Mar 16, 2012
Bare Trademark Rights? Naked Cowboy’s Infringement Action Against CBS Dismissed

Mar 14, 2012
Sky Diving for Dollars: Ninth Circuit Upholds Jury’s $6 Million Award to Skydive Arizona for Defendants’ Trademark Infringement, False Advertising, and Cybersquatting

Mar 13, 2012
The 2012 Pattishall Medal for Teaching Excellence awarded to David Vaver.

Mar 01, 2012
Does CRACKBERRY Parody BLACKBERRY? TTAB Says “No”

Feb 23, 2012
What’s In A (Domain) Name? What A Cybersquatter Calls A Web Site By Any Other Name Would Not Sell For A Million Dollars Or Provide A Platform For A Three-Year Old’s Artwork

Feb 09, 2012
Defendant Hoist Manufacturer Awarded Attorney’s Fees in Trade Dress Case Secalt v. Wuxi Shenxi Construction Machinery

Jan 18, 2012
Peter and the Wolf Leave the Public Domain – Supreme Court Holds Copyright Restoration Law is Constitutional

Jan 17, 2012
ROLEX vs. ROLL-X: TTAB Says that ROLL-X for X-ray Tables Does Not Dilute Famous ROLEX Mark

Jan 13, 2012
False Advertising Claim Over Statements In Billing Letter To Patients Not Sufficiently Pled Under Lanham Act

Jan 05, 2012
Using An Employee’s Personal Social Media Accounts Without Her Authorization To Market Employer May Create Liability Under Trademark And Electronic Privacy Laws

Dec 27, 2011
Stylish Baby Bottoms: Kimberly-Clark Wins Copyright Battle Over Diaper Jeans

Dec 13, 2011
Judge In New Mexico Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Research In Motion To Prevent Use Of BBX Mark At Conference In Singapore

Dec 08, 2011
“Classic” Case of Trademark Infringement? Top Tobacco and North Atlantic Operating Company Argue Whether CLASSIC CANADIAN and CLASSIC AMERICAN BLEND are Confusingly Similar

Dec 06, 2011
“WE THE PEOPLE” Should Avoid Trashing Our Own Trademarks

Dec 01, 2011
E-Discovery In The Board: A Reasoned Approach

Nov 30, 2011
Green Day Awarded Attorneys’ Fees Against Artist After Defeating Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition Claims With Fair Use Defense

Nov 28, 2011
Total War: General Mills Successfully Opposes Registration of “TOTAL” for Yogurt

Nov 22, 2011
First Amendment Right To Anonymous Speech Trumps Right To Discover Identity Of Blogger Alleged To Have Infringed Copyrighted Works of Art Of Living Foundation

Nov 18, 2011
If You Build It, Will the Lawyers Come? 3D Printing and Copyright Infringement

Nov 17, 2011
Alibaba.Com Found Subject To General Personal Jurisdiction In Missouri – And Possibly In Any State

Nov 16, 2011
You Say You Want a Revolution: RIAA Does Not Agree that ReDigi’s “Legally Downloaded Digital Music” Marketplace Qualifies for First Sale Protection

Nov 14, 2011
Second Circuit Rules That Presenting Covenant Not To Sue Eliminates Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over Declaratory Judgment Action For Non-Infringement And Cancellation Of Trademark Registration

Nov 10, 2011
Light Blue Color Mark for Tennis Racket Overgrips Held Valid but Not Infringed by Slightly Different Shade of Light Blue Grip Tape

Nov 08, 2011
Trademark Protection in ICANN’s New Generic Top-Level Domain (“gTLD”) Space Will Require Diligence by Trademark Owners

Nov 03, 2011
District Court Permits Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Claim To Proceed Despite National Arbitration Forum Decision Ordering Transfer Of Domain Name To Defendant

Oct 31, 2011
Crash Dummies, Cyber-Ads, and the Internet Troika: Recent US Trademark and Unfair Competition Cases

Oct 26, 2011
Protecting Your Company Brands Against Sexually Explicit and Pornographic .XXX Domain Names – Deadline for Sunrise Period for Blocking Registrations is October 28, 2011

Oct 12, 2011
District Court Denies Preliminary Injunction because Plaintiff Failed to Introduce Evidence of Irreparable Harm – Declares Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Trademark Cases Dead

Oct 12, 2011
The Ninth Circuit Finds that Re-registering a Domain Name Originally Registered Before a Trademark Owner Acquires Rights Does Not Constitute a Violation of the Anticybersquatting Protection Act

Oct 04, 2011
The Ninth Circuit Finds that Re-registering a Domain Name Originally Registered Before a Trademark Owner Acquires Rights Does Not Constitute a Violation of the Anticybersquatting Protection Act

Sep 29, 2011
On behalf of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Pattishall Attorneys Thad Chaloemtiarana and Phillip Barengolts Met With a Delegation from the People’s Republic of China to Discuss U.S. Trademark Law

Sep 21, 2011
Despite Prevailing on a Motion to Dismiss on the Merits of Plaintiff’s Trademark Infringement Claims, the L.A. Times Could Not Recover its Attorneys’ Fees Because the Plaintiff’s Claims Were Not Exceptional Under the Lanham Act

Sep 20, 2011
Florida Appellate Court Issues New Ruling on Jurisdiction Through Internet Contacts; Questions Zippo

Aug 26, 2011
Trademark Protection in the New Generic Top-Level Domain (“gTLD”) Space ICANN Will Unveil on January 12, 2012, Will Require Diligence by Trademark Owners

Aug 18, 2011
Protecting Your Company Brands Against Sexually Explicit and Pornographic .XXX Domain Names – Sunrise Registration Period for Trademark Owners Begins September 7, 2011

Jul 12, 2011
A website providing file-hosting or “cyberlocker” services to Internet users wins dismissal of Disney’s direct copyright infringement claim, but Disney’s claim for secondary copyright infringement through Hotfile users’ copying and distribution of copyrighted material survives.

Jul 11, 2011
Seth I. Appel joins the Pattishall team as an Associate.

Jul 08, 2011
Copying a photograph openly available over the Internet constitutes copyright infringement, despite attempted fair use defense by appropriation artist.

Jun 10, 2011
First Circuit: Supreme Court Decision Calls into Question Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Trademark Infringement Preliminary Injunction Cases

May 27, 2011
Federal Court Determines that Filing of Opposition Along with Settlement Discussions Regarding Use of a Mark is Not Grounds for Declaratory Judgment

May 24, 2011
The Seventh Circuit Upholds Finding that EVA’S BRIDAL Mark has been Abandoned through Naked Licensing between Family Members

May 16, 2011
Federal Judge Rules Copyright Owner Cannot Pursue Discovery of ISP’s to Learn the Identity of Owners of IP Addresses Accused of Illegally Downloading Pornographic Movies

Apr 28, 2011
Successfully Defend Copyright Infringement Claim – Win Attorneys’ Fees

Apr 22, 2011
The United States Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comments on whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board should become More Involved in Settlement Discussions

Apr 21, 2011
.xxx Domain Names Going Live Soon, Brand Owners Prepare to Protect Their Trademarks in a New Online Space

Apr 08, 2011
The Likely Impact of a Federal Government Shutdown on the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, and Federal Courts.

Mar 31, 2011
Amending a Washington State Statute to Ignore Choice of Law Principles Could Not Gain Jimi Hendrix’s Heirs a Post-Mortem Right of Publicity: Court Rules Amendment Unconstitutional

Feb 28, 2011
Amending a Washington State Statute to Ignore Choice of Law Principles Could Not Gain Jimi Hendrix’s Heirs a Post-Mortem Right of Publicity: Court Rules Amendment Unconstitutional

Feb 01, 2011
Amending a Washington State Statute to Ignore Choice of Law Principles Could Not Gain Jimi Hendrix’s Heirs a Post-Mortem Right of Publicity: Court Rules Amendment Unconstitutional

Jan 25, 2011
David C. Hilliard featured in the 2011 Super Lawyers magazine.

Jan 11, 2011
Filing Requests With eBay That Improperly Allege Copyright Infringement Can Result in Liability Under Section 512(f) of the DMCA

Jan 04, 2011
How to Analyze Substantial Similarity in a Copyright Infringement Claim: Susan Hassett’s Self-Published Living with Celiac Disease versus Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s The G Free Diet

Dec 14, 2010
Amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 Alter the Disclosure Rules for Trademark Survey Experts

Dec 10, 2010
Amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 Alter the Disclosure Rules for Trademark Survey Experts

Dec 08, 2010
Ninth Circuit Finds that Trademark Owner Did Not Exercise Adequate Quality Control Under an Implied License

Dec 03, 2010
Fourth Time’s the Charm: Fashion Designs May Soon Receive Copyright Protection

Dec 01, 2010
Ninth Circuit Articulates Its Version of the Acquiescence Defense to Trademark Infringement

Nov 23, 2010
A National Arbitration Forum Panel Ruled Against the New York Times in its Attempt to Recover From a Domainer, Suggesting That Laches Could Be a Defense to an Action Under the UDRP

Nov 19, 2010
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Strives to Strengthen Protection for Copyright and Trademark Owners throughout the World Against Counterfeiting and Piracy of their Products by Attempting to Harmonize the Laws of Member Nations. But will it Work?

Nov 05, 2010
Use of a Domain Name, Originally Registered with a Trademark Owner’s Permission, to Extract Payment from the Trademark Owner Violates the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

Oct 27, 2010
USPTO Registers Unique “Non-Traditional” Service Mark: A 109-Word Narrative Story — Registration of The Peabody Hotels’ “Legend of the Ducks” Follows Earlier Motion Mark Registration of its Iconic Duck March

Oct 18, 2010
Trademark Owners Must Exercise Sufficient Control over the Quality of Licensed Merchandise or Risk Losing Rights in Their Valuable Brands

Oct 08, 2010
FTC Issues First Proposed Revision to Green Guides Since 1998

Oct 04, 2010
Seventh Circuit Rules Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Does Not Confer StubHub! Immunity from Chicago Tax Law

Sep 30, 2010
Thad Chaloemtiarana was recognized as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2010 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Sep 27, 2010
One Court’s View on the Fight over Athlete Endorsers: “Exclusive” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean What We Think It Does

Sep 23, 2010
You Are Now Free to Use Crinkly Paper Towels: Eighth Circuit Affirms Finding that Sale of Generic Paper Towels Designed to Fit Branded Dispensers is Not Contributory Trademark Infringement

Sep 17, 2010
Protecting Product Configuration through Trademark Law: The Seventh Circuit Explains Functionality under the Lanham Act and the Interplay Between Patent and Trade Dress Protection

Sep 14, 2010
Franchisors Must Take Control of Their Trademarks When Faced with a Failing Franchisee: Billboard Displaying a Formerly Licensed Mark Found not Actionable under Lanham Act

Sep 09, 2010
Is that COHIBA from Cuba? Not if it’s Sold in the U.S.: Second Circuit Reverses Ruling that U.S. Company Misappropriated the Cuban COHIBA Brand

Sep 02, 2010
Pattishall McAuliffe Featured in the IP Supplement of The American Lawyer in an Article Highlighting IP Boutiques

Aug 27, 2010
First Circuit Affirms Trademark Owner’s Ability to Stop Former Franchisee’s “Holdover” Use Despite Disclaimer

Aug 17, 2010
Government Filings Made Publicly Available Through Government Web Sites May Maintain Copyright Protection

Jul 20, 2010
New .co Domain Names Now Available

Jun 23, 2010
New Virginia Promotions Statute to Take Effect on July 1, 2010

Jun 16, 2010
Google’s Alleged Licensing of Domain Names as Part of its AdSense Program may Subject it to Liability under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

Jun 03, 2010
Ashly Iacullo awarded the David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Chair

May 25, 2010
Supreme Court Makes the Call: NFL Not Exempt from Antitrust Law when Licensing Team Trademarks for Merchandise

May 06, 2010
Second Circuit Rules against J.D. Salinger, Finds Presumptions of Irreparable Harm No Longer Applicable for Granting Preliminary Injunctions in Copyright Cases

Apr 27, 2010
Supreme Court to Examine Application of Copyright Law’s First Sale Doctrine to Importation of Gray Market Goods

Apr 13, 2010
Pattishall Attorneys Win Summary Judgment for The John W. Carson Foundation, Defeating Application to Register HERE’S JOHNNY as a Trademark for Portable Toilets

Apr 09, 2010
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire: An Important Contributor to Copyright, Trademark, and First Amendment Law Steps Aside

Apr 06, 2010
D.C. Circuit Rules that FCC Lacks Authority to Enforce Net Neutrality

Apr 01, 2010
Second Circuit Largely Affirms Tiffany v. eBay Judgment that eBay Did Not Infringe or Dilute the TIFFANY Trademark by Using it in Auctions

Mar 31, 2010
Federal Circuit Reverses ITC: Over-Reliance on Verbal Description of Design Patent Claim Unduly Emphasizes Particular Features Instead of Overall Design

Mar 26, 2010
Gripe Site Survives ACPA and Trademark Infringement Claims

Mar 24, 2010
European Court of Justice Rules on Google’s AdWords Program

Mar 12, 2010
E-Discovery Guidelines and the Seventh Circuit’s Pilot Program

Mar 09, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Federal Court Jurisdiction Over Copyright Infringement Claims for Unregistered Works: Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick

Mar 01, 2010
Court Limits Copyright Statutory Damages to Number of Registrations Owned

Feb 25, 2010
Pattishall, McAuliffe’s Newest Partner

Feb 19, 2010
Federal Judges’ Practice Tips for Young Lawyers

Feb 17, 2010
Pattishall, McAuliffe Ranks 7th…

Feb 16, 2010
Defamatory “Tweet” Complaint Dismissed

Feb 11, 2010
Owners of Copyrights in Foreign Works Must Register Their Works in the U.S. to Seek Statutory Damages and Attorneys’ Fees in a Lawsuit – Berne Convention Does Not Supersede Section 412 of the Copyright Act

Jan 26, 2010
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Provides Post-Bose Guidance for Pleading Fraud on the Patent and Trademark Office

Jan 15, 2010
Federal Circuit Overturns Patent and Trademark Office Requirement That Applicant Provide a Picture of a Good Sold Over the Internet as a Specimen Supporting A Trademark Application

Jan 01, 2010
Pattishall, McAuliffe’s Newest Partners

Dec 01, 2009
Pattishall recognized in New York’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts “VLA Pro-Bono Story of the Month”

Nov 20, 2009
Pattishall Client Wins Summary Judgment Defending Against Trademark Infringement Claim

Nov 16, 2009

As a Firm, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Mel Silver.

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Nov 06, 2009
Online Service Provider’s Ownership of User Content Held Not to Eviscerate CDA Immunity

Oct 30, 2009
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Holds that a Formerly Registered Mark is Not Automatically Entitled to Re-Registration

Oct 23, 2009
FDA Announces Intent to Target Nutritional Claims on Food Packaging

Oct 21, 2009
Does the Commercial General Liability Policy Cover Trademark Infringement?

Oct 14, 2009
Defending a New York company and its officers in a trademark infringement action, Phillip Barengolts , J. Michael Monahan, and Scott T. Lonardo successfully transferred the litigation to their clients’ home district, resulting in the plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit. More Cupcakes, LLC v. Lovemore LLC, et al., Case No. 09-cv-3555 (N.D. Ill. 2009).

Oct 09, 2009
ICANN Outlines Proposed Trademark Protection Measures in Preparation for the Introduction of New gTLDs in Early 2010.

Oct 07, 2009
FTC Announces Revised Guides on the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising

Sep 29, 2009
Pattishall Mediation

Sep 21, 2009
Ninth Circuit Rules That Paris Hilton May Proceed with Her Right of Publicity Claim Despite Hallmark’s Free Speech Challenge

Sep 02, 2009
Putting the Intent Back Into Fraud: The Federal Circuit Overturns the TTAB’s Should Have Known Standard

Aug 14, 2009
Is That Bag Prada or Prado?: Protecting Fashion Industry Intellectual Property

Aug 06, 2009
Chicago Design Patent Attorney Explains How An Obviousness Challenge Can Trump a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in a Design Patent Case

Jul 09, 2009
Sanjiv Sarwate, Chicago Trademark Attorney, Details Recent Eighth Circuit Decision Denying Preliminary Injunction in Trade Secret Litigation

Jun 22, 2009
MasterCard Prevails in Cybersquatting Dispute

Jun 17, 2009
ICANN’s Expansion of the Domain Name Space – A Primer

Jun 12, 2009
New Federal Law Requires Gift Cards And Gift Certificates To “Clearly and Conspicuously” Disclose Fees and Expiration Terms

Jun 08, 2009
Pattishall Partners Author New Essential Books

Jun 01, 2009
Federal Circuit Oral Argument – Bose v. Hexawave: Have the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s Medinol Fraud Cases “Crossed a Very Fundamental Line”?

May 22, 2009
FTC to Study How Consumers See “Green” Marketing

May 13, 2009
Chicago trademark litigation attorney, Belinda Scrimenti, and her Pattishall, McAuliffe colleagues successfully conclude Federal court litigation to protect the Peabody Hotels’ Peabody name and famed marching ducks.

May 12, 2009
Chicago trademark lawyer Sanjiv Sarwate explains how trademark applications filed by foreign entities may be void if applicant cannot document its intent to use.

May 02, 2009
Fraud on the Trademark Office in the U.S. and Canada

May 01, 2009
Gift Card Issuers Traverse Shifting Legal Terrain: Recent Developments in Gift Card Litigation and Legislation

Apr 17, 2009
Pattishall McAuliffe Meets with Russian IP Delegation

Apr 08, 2009
Pattishall, McAuliffe was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as a U.S. top tier firm

Mar 18, 2009
Pattishall, McAuliffe Hosts Client Strategy Meeting

Mar 13, 2009
California Passes Amended Sweepstakes Law

Feb 23, 2009
Pattishall lawyers win victory for American College of Trial Lawyers

Feb 12, 2009
$2 Million Award for Pattishall Client

Jan 22, 2009
Pattishall Attorney Weighs-in On Sasha and Malia Dolls

Jan 08, 2009
Pattishall Client Prevails in Ground-Breaking Domain Name Class Action

Dec 18, 2008
Chicago Trademark Lawyers Comment on New Domain Name Scheme

Dec 17, 2008
Pattishall, McAuliffe Pro Bono Success

Dec 05, 2008
Chicago trademark attorney presents “Your Association is a Brand — Protect it Like One”

Oct 30, 2008
Pattishall Client Awarded $4.5 Million in Trademark Infringement and Telemarketing Fraud Suit

Oct 29, 2008
ICANN Plans for gTLD Expansion Will Impact Brand Owners

Oct 13, 2008
New Copyright Law Creates Federal Copyright Czar

Sep 16, 2008
Chicago trademark attorney to speak on Trademark Basics

Sep 08, 2008
Brett August will be attending the biennial congress of AIPPI as the U.S. delegate to the Committee on Trademark Harmonization.

Sep 02, 2008
Past, Present and Future: Pattishall Supports the AIPPI

Aug 25, 2008
MASTERCARD Mark Found “one of the most famous in the world”

Jul 31, 2008
FORD declared a “well-known trademark” in India

Jul 16, 2008
Six trademark practitioners–the highest proportion in Chicago–recommended in the 2008 Edition of Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Oct 23, 2007
Settled Case Doesn’t End National Keyword Debate: Commentary by Joseph N. Welch II

Oct 01, 2007
Supreme Court declines review of decision rejecting the “famous marks” doctrine

May 25, 2007
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Clarifies Requirements for Proving “Bona Fide Intent to Use” a Mark

Mar 13, 2007
Viacom Sues YouTube Seeking $1 Billion for Copyright Infringement