SoCal IP Institute :: June 26, 2017 ::Disparagement Clause of Lanham Act Facially Unconstitutional; What Does “Substantial Portion” of Components to a Patented Invention Mean?

For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017, we will discuss the following cases: Matal v. Tam (Supreme Court, June 19, 2017) (available here). A rock group known as “The Slants” chose their band name in order to reclaim the term from its racist origins. The Trademark Office denied the band’s registration [...]

SoCal IP Institute :: January 12, 2015 :: Claiming Copyright Ownership & Copyright Infringement

Our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015 will be a discussion of the cases below: Stan Lee Media v. The Walt Disney Co., No. 13-1407 (5th Cir.  December 18, 2014 ) (available here). Here, the 10th Circuit affirmed the trial court's dismissal of the action wherein SLM was precluded from alleging ownership interest in [...]

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