Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

No Patent Reform in Current Congressional Term as Senate Bill Get Yanked

The prospects for patent law reform being passed by the current Congress disappeared last week when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) pulled his bill after several contentious months of no consensus. The Senate’s Judiciary Committee Chairman had been fighting to get the Senate to adopt patent reform in the wake of the House of Representatives’ overwhelming […]

Trademark Panel Cancels Mark Despite Lack of U.S. Use

In a precedent-setting case, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) has rescinded a trademark even though the trademark holder doesn’t use that mark in the United States and has no plans to do so. The case, which can be found here, illustrates that the “misrepresentation as to source” provision of the Lanham Act can […]