Top 7 Trademark Rulings Of 2017: A Midyear Review

By Bill Donahue (July 5, 2017, 3:34 PM EDT) -- From karaoke tracks to SpongeBob Squarepants to Google to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Slants and the Redskins, it was an action-packed first half of 2017 in the world of trademark law. As we head into the back half of the year, here are the seven big rulings you need to know.

7. Slep-Tone Entertainment Corp. et al. v. Wired for Sound Karaoke and DJ et al.

The Ninth Circuit's January ruling called Lanham Act claims from litigious karaoke publisher Slep-Tone an effort to "stuff copyright claims into a trademark container."

Ruling on one of scores of such cases...

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