A Bitter Pill to Swallow? Foreign Drug Makers (and Other Foreign Brand Owners) Can Seek Cancellation of U.S. Marks Under the Lanham Act.
July 14, 2017
In a recent development testing the impact of globalism on U.S. trademark law, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year declined to review a ruling by the Fourth Circuit that Bayer AG, the German drug maker, had standing under the Lanham Act to sue for injury to its foreign brand, despite never having used or registered […]
July 7, 2017
Legal notice provided by patent markings may play a major role in patent infringement cases, as it may be a primary factor in calculating damages (e.g., how much money and/or other forms of compensation are to be awarded) when a court decides that patent infringement has occurred. Legal notice can be either “actual notice” or […]
The Supreme Court’s Decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC Limits Venue in Patent Cases
May 23, 2017
By Parrish Freeman* The Supreme Court issued a unanimous 8-0 decision this week in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 581 U.S. ___ (2017) (Justice Gorsuch did not participate). The decision returns patent venue law for domestic corporate defendants to its pre-1990 state, holding that “resides” in 28 U.S.C. §1400(b) (the patent […]