Tag Archives: Trademark Law

USPTO v. Booking.com – A Victory for Brand Owners in Trademark Law

While many businesses continue to struggle amidst a global pandemic, the Supreme Court recently provided brand owners a thin silver lining. In one of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final opinions, the Court decided in U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) v. Booking.com that a generic word combined with “.com” can be eligible for federal trademark […]

The Golden Age of Fair Use

MARK KUIVILA—2015 has brought major developments to the world of copyright law. For example, the copyright for the “Happy Birthday” song was invalidated, saving the public from having to endure yet another rendition of the off-brand Applebee’s or TGI Friday’s version. One of the most important developments in the field has been an apparent expansion […]