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U.S. Supreme Court Denies “Defense Preclusion” Doctrine Coined by the Second Circuit

In General by Stacey Kalamaras

On May 14, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS or Court) denied the “defense preclusion” doctrine coined by the Second Circuit. SCOTUS ended the legal battle that spanned nearly 20 years between Lucky Brand and Marcel Fashions Group, Inc. in Lucky Brand’s favor. The Court was tasked with a case of first impression in deciding whether the legal doctrine of …

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What to do when you get a Cease & Desist Letter

In General by Stacey Kalamaras

First of all, and most importantly, do not panic.  What is a cease and desist letter, you ask?  Well, a cease and desist letter is a letter from a third party that objects to your use of a trademark (or other form of intellectual property) on the grounds that the third party believes your use of the trademark is so …