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Marlboro Maker Altria Sues China-Based Websites

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday it is suing seven Chinese online retailers, alleging they sold counterfeit versions of its top-selling cigarette brands to customers in the U.S. The owner of the nation's largest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, said this is...

Keller & Heckman LLP: Awarding Attorney's Fees In 'Exceptional' Lanham Act Cases: A 'Jumble' Of 'Murky' Law

Richard Leighton's article titled "Awarding Attorney's Fees in 'Exceptional' Lanham Act Cases: A 'Jumble' of 'Murky' Law," is scheduled to appear in the next edition of the prestigious Trademark Reporter. This article is a great reference resource on a subject...

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Dispute Over Lanham Act Standing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The question of which analytic framework applies when assessing prudential standing in Lanham Act false advertising cases will be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted certiorari June 3 in a longstanding dispute over toner cartridges ( Lexmark International...

Cancellation Of The Washington Redskins Trademark Registration: The Judicial Decision

In an opinion issued on July 8, 2015, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel the registration of the Washington Redskins football team's six trademarks pursuant to Section...