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Bodum met burden of showing its Chambord French press coffeemaker's trade dress elements were nonfunctional
Sufficient evidence at trial supported finding that trade dress of iconic French press coffeemaker was nonfunctional; verdict against rival upheld.
‘Capsule’ registration for cell phone cases canceled for lack of distinctiveness
There was a rebuttable presumption that the registered mark was inherently distinctive, but not that it had acquired secondary meaning. A competitor established that the mark was merely descriptive...
Call-waiting and caller-ID claims were patent-ineligible
The plaintiff's patent claims failed both prongs of the Alice test, as being directed to an abstract idea, without an inventive concept that transformed the claim to be patent-eligible.
US Postal Service cannot initiate post-grant review to invalidate patents
The Government is not a "person" capable of instituting AIA review proceedings, High Court rules.
Blatant infringement of licensee's marks supported treble damages under Lanham Act
The defendants' wrongful and intentional use of marks identical to the plaintiff's registered marks, and its use of confusingly similar Internet domain names represented violations of the...