From Cheerios box trade dress to generic “googling” to a blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court decision, 2017 was another bumper year for major rulings in trademark law. Here are the 10 you need to remember.
Radio operator was accused of unauthorized performance of songs represented by music rights organization.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California awards more than $1.16 million in lawsuit against U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Keynet Corporation for more than $1.16 million for copyright and trademark infringement.
Judge issues an initial determination that Media Reality Technologies and Trumpion Microelectronics do not infringe one of rival Genesis Microchip's patents.
Dispute over patents for processes for encapsulation by gelatin-free polymeric materials.
Similar to anti-virus programs, tool lets networks block transfers of copyrighted material.
Shuts down a string of travel-related websites that used names confusingly similar with airlines and travel operators to lure customers.
Lundbeck has been fending off generics makers with production patents.
Group seeks to strengthen U.S. intellectual property through trade agreements, diplomacy and international aid.
Concerned about rampant piracy, companies are stepping up their patent and trademark management in China.
Radio stations must pay royalties to recording companies and composers when their broadcasts are simultaneously streamed over the internet.
Some experts question validity of patent, but Bluecurrent says it will seek royalties.
Firm will handle filings for patents, utility models, designs and trademarks as well as related litigation, primarily from Japanese and U.S. companies.
Program will focus on the economic effects and impacts of trademark and copyright protection.
Five of Canada's provinces and territories have software piracy rates in excess of 50%, the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft says.
Patent suit concerned wireless antenna technologies.
Cambria was accused of using Softscape's trade secrets to build its own software and services solutions.
Corporate disciplinary actions on the decline, survey finds.
But trademark lawyers say toymaker faces an uphill battle.
Judge says no "rational" court would find bottles confusingly similar.
Defense argues Economic Espionage Act is vague and possibly unconstitutional.