A federal appeals court has overturned Tiffany & Co’s $21 million judgment against Costco Wholesale over the retail chain’s sale of diamond engagement rings with the “Tiffany” name. Jones Day partners Meredith Wilkes and Jessica Bradley explain why the decision is illustrative of the treatment of evidence at the summary judgment stage, while also providing clarification on differences between trademark infringement and counterfeiting.
Intended to improve efficiencies and reduce processing errors, new rules implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office require electronic filing of trademark applications, and all submissions associated with applications. Requirements for trademark specimens of use were also updated.
Meredith Wilkes, Ilene Tannen, and Carrie Kiedrowski discuss the likely impact of the new requirements, talk about the problems created by fraudulent specimens, and preview Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative’s event calendar for 2020.
2019 was undeniably a very active year for intellectual property law—there were notable Supreme Court decisions relating to trademarks and patent litigation, and significant developments relating to AI and life sciences.
2020 promises to be just as interesting. Jones Day’s Meredith Wilkes, Patricia Campbell, and Tracy Stitt explain what’s recently happened and let us know what to look for in the year ahead. They also talk about what Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative has planned for 2020.
Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act─which identifies four categories of inventions or discoveries that are eligible for patent protection─presents a number of challenges to companies working on innovations in the life sciences space. Jones Day’s Patricia Campbell and Susan Gerber, who recently coauthored an article on this topic for The Intellectual Property Strategist, are joined by Meredith Wilkes in this edition of Jones Day Talks Intellectual Property. They discuss Section 101 and life sciences, and talk about what’s coming up for Jones Day’s Women in IP initiative.