What do you do when you can’t figure out who has standing under the Lanham Act? Make a new rule! At least, that’s what the Supreme Court did in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.
After three tests confused all Circuit Courts and plaintiffs alike, a unanimous Supreme Court created a clearer rule and affirmed the decision to give Static Control their chance at justice. Read about it here.
Following an approval by the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate allegedly infringing Monster headphones, Bose has filed a complaint in Massachusetts federal court, claiming infringement for the very same patent covering its in-ear headphone design.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. has filed opposition to an Ashland Inc. insect repellant for automobile windshields over trademark use. The repellant is called Beetle Juice and Volkswagen fears consumers will mistake a connection between the product and the iconic Volkswagen Beetle car model.
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