Posts Categorized: Court Decisions

Adding “.com” To A Generic Name Can Create A Protectable Trademark

In an 8-1 majority decision, the United States Supreme Court held that adding “.com” to a generic name can create a protectable trademark. United States Patent and Trademark Office v. B.V. A generic name is the name of a class of products or services. Id. A term styled “” is a generic name for […]

Adidas tries to invalidate two of Nike's patents

Adidas AG recently tried to invalidate two of Nike, Inc.’s patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 7,814,598 and 8,266,749, both of which share a specification and are directed to methods of manufacturing an article of footwear with a textile upper.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s […]