SCOTUS Rulings, Irreparable Harm Standard, ‘Redskins’ Case Are Top 2015 TM Issues


Joanne Ludovici said that, in the Supreme Court’s hearings on two cases involving the preclusive effect of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rulings on later district court actions, “[Chief Justice John] Roberts seemed to take a middle-of-the-road approach during oral argument, and I hope that is the way the court rules.” Ms. Ludovici summarized the Chief Justice’s position as, “We can’t have zero preclusion, but we can’t have total preclusion either.”