Law360, New York (December 20, 2016, 6:05 PM EST) — From cannabis to Costco to Coca-Cola to Converse, 2016 was another year chock-full of exciting trademark rulings. To get you up to speed for the start of the new year, here are the top 10 trademark decisions from the year that was.
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rule change alert! As an update to my June 7, 2016 post, the TTAB has formally adopted many of the previously proposed rule changes.
The Amended Rules will take effect for all cases filed and pending as of January 14, 2017. This is the first major rule change since 2007.
The attached Order was entered on November 22, 2016 awarding Variety Stores, Inc. approximately $32 million dollars following a disgorgement of profits trial arising out of a case of willful trademark infringement by Walmart. Continue reading