Justices Cite Igloos, McDonald's In Bankrupt Brands Case

Law360 (February 20, 2019, 8:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether bankrupt brand owners can unilaterally revoke trademark licenses — a scenario the justices and attorneys at times compared to apartment leases, McDonald's franchises and "an igloo that you promised to air condition."

A crews clears snow outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Wednesday, a day when Justice Stephen Breyer invoked an analogy to an igloo in a case involving trademark licenses. (AP) The analogies came as the justices struggled to simplify Mission Product Holdings v. Tempnology, a complex case over whether a licensor company can use bankruptcy law to "reject" an existing trademark license, just...

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