Lawyers Weigh In On High Court Trademark Tacking Ruling

Law360, New York (January 21, 2015, 7:34 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously that so-called trademark tacking is a factual question that should be dealt with by juries. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision in Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank is significant.

Sally M. Abel, Fenwick & West LLP

"Tacking has never been a particularly controversial or prominent aspect of trademark law and practice. So, the ruling is not a surprise; it would have been surprising had it gone the other way. It is also not surprising that Justice Sotomayor wrote the decision, given her trademark expertise and experience. Likely she has been the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!