Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP is pleased to host and welcome on February 26, 2019 the Board of Directors meeting of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. Read More
Supreme Court Will Decide Whether USPTO Can Refuse to Register “Scandalous” TMs
On January 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to the USPTO to decide whether the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks violates the First Amendment. The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case comes less than two years after it unanimously ruled in Matal v. Tam that a similar part of the trademark law that banned the registration of “disparaging” trademarks violated the First Amendment. In Matal, an Asian-American rock band called The Slants attempted to register its name for trademark protection, but was denied because the USPTO decided that the mark would be likely to offend Asian-Americans. Read More
Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP is pleased to announce its relocation as of January 14, 2019 to its new offices on the 21st Floor of The Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10169.
Dunnington is proud to announce that Donna Frosco has been named 2018 Lawyer of The Year in the field of Complex Litigation (U.S.A.) by the global publication, Lawyer Monthly magazine and Lawyer-Monthly.com, a daily on-line legal news site. The awards edition of the magazine is available online at: https://legalawards.lawyer-monthly.com/winners-edition/. (See page 69.)
We congratulate Donna on this recognition and her contribution to continuing Dunnington’s long tradition of client representation in complex matters.
An article authored by Donna Frosco and Betsy Dale was selected for publication in the 30th Anniversary Edition of the Entertainment Art & Sports |Law Journal, a publication of the New Your State Bar Association. Read More
Susan Rothwell, Partner
January 11, 2019
In the extended season of giving which continues through 2025, here’s a primer on what’s new under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the tax law that went into effect in the beginning of 2018. And a primer on what’s old, but still relevant. Read More
U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Rights of Trademark Licensees Upon Rejection of a Trademark License Under Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code
On October 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in the case Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC to decide whether a licensee may retain licensed trademark rights even after its license agreement has been rejected by the licensor pursuant to section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, 35 U.S.C. 365(a). Read More
Olivera Medenica, Partner
L. Elizabeth Dale, Associate
Kamanta Kettle, Associate
Valerie Oyakhilome, Paralegal
October 11, 2018
As the way we create and consume content rapidly changes in this digital age, laws are changing to try and keep up.
Owner of The Wizard of Oz TMs Opposes Pagan Elder’s Application for Wicked Witch TM
Turner Entertainment Co. (subsidiary of Warner Bros.) filed a petition against Wicked Witch Studios’, application for WICKED WITCH MOJO used in connection with its magical line of “candles, aromatic essential oils, incense, and scented room sprays” which are available in in metaphysical shops nationwide. Read More
Dunnington Litigation Team Wins Complete Dismissal in SDNY Against Notorious TM Troll
On September 10, Judge Laura Taylor Swain dismissed trademark infringement claims brought by Michael Gleissner, one of the world’s most infamous trademark trolls, against a Hong Kong-based satellite operator in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Read More