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On June 22, 2018, in the case WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. No. 16–1011, the Supreme Court held that 35 U.S.C. § 284 allows a patentee to recover foreign lost profits when the patentee proves infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(2).
Federal Circuit Makes It Tougher on Coke to Protect Its ZERO Brand Name
On June 20, 2018, the Federal Circuit held that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("the Board") applied the wrong legal framework in determining the genericness of a number of The Coca-Cola Company's ("Coca-Cola") registered trademarks incorporating the term ZERO. The court vacated the Board's decision, and remanded the case back to the Board for further proceedings consistent with its ruling.
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Once again, Chambers USA has recognized Senniger Powers for its high-quality professionals and expertise in the intellectual property field.
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