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At the time of early discovery conferences, parties involved in disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board are required to consider “any additional topics that could promote settlement or efficient adjudication of the Board proceeding,’ including the Board’s Accelerated Case Resolution (ACR) procedure.” T.B.M.P. §401.01. Based on the number of proceedings that actually take advantage of ACR, however, there are very few takers. Of the 6,156 oppositions and 2,101 cancellations initiated before the Board in 2017 to date, only seventeen took advantage of ACR. See, http://bit.ly/2mKCCeJ.
By James A. Trigg and Bethany R. Nelson
In Fourth Estate Pub. Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split decades in the making by holding that a copyright is not “registered” within the meaning of the Copyright Act unless and until a registration certificate actually has issued.
By Dana Justus and Monica Riva Talley
This case should determine the availability of federal trademark registration for “immoral” and “scandalous” marks – in this case, the acronym “FUCT” for a clothing line.
By Arthur Beeman
The Federal Circuit’s Threat to Software Innovation in the Oracle v. GoogleDecisions<
The Federal Circuit decisions in the Oracle v. Google copyright case rattled Silicon Valley not simply because the decisions upended software developers’ understandings of copyright law, but also because the decisions do not comport with the disruptive ethos of the technology industry.
By Christine E. Weller
In celebration of International Women’s Day two years ago, State Street Global Advisors unveiled Fearless Girl at Bowling Green in the Financial District in Manhattan. Commissioned by State Street from the artist Kristen Visbal, the work has since become a part of the zeitgeist amidst global conversations about gender parity, diversity, and inclusion on a broader scale. Now, some two years later, Fearless Girl is raising additional intellectual property questions.