Category Archives: Trade Dress

TM decision reversed due to TTAB’s erroneous analysis of “substantially exclusive” use claim

Galperti, Inc. v. Galperti S.R.L. Docket Nos. 2019-1150 PROST, CLEVENGER, MOORE November 13, 2019 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Galperti TX priority argument correctly denied, but decision remanded as TTAB found to have erroneously analyzed whether Galperti IT’s “substantially exclusive” use claim … Continue reading

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Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1335, 2015-1529 PROST, O’MALLEY, CHEN May 18, 2015 Update (Dec. 6, 2016 Adn Feb. 7, 2017): SCOTUS reversed DC/FC § 289 design patent damages award of Samsung’s entire profits on infringing smartphones, holding “[i]n the case of a … Continue reading

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