This Month In Intellectual Property: June 2018

Anthony J. Dreyer Douglas R. Nemec

On June 26, Skadden presented its monthly “This Month in Intellectual Property” webinar, a series created to keep IP practitioners and in-house counsel up to date on recent decisions, legislative developments, key filings and emerging trends in IP. Covering all facets of IP, including trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret and right of publicity, the webinar series serves as a one-stop-shop for news throughout this rapidly evolving industry. This month’s webinar featured a discussion of recent opinions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Court of Justice of the European Union addressing misdescriptive marks; the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications for trade secrets; the New Jersey District Court's finding of a likelihood of success in a plaintiff’s claim of copyright ownership concerning a banana costume and the application of the Supreme Court’s decision in Star Athletic; the Central District of California’s denial of a motion to dismiss in a Ticketmaster lawsuit accusing ticket-resellers of contributory infringement for the use of third-party bots; and an update on the TC Heartland case.

Skadden speakers included intellectual property litigation partners Anthony Dreyer, Douglas Nemec and Anthony Sammi.

Review a summary of the most recent webcast.