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...

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