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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 24: CJEU Issues Ruling on Trademark Law and 3D Shapes, Copyright Office Issues Proposed Rulemaking on MMA, INTA Files Brief in Jack Daniel’s Dog Toy Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Supreme Court hands out a pair of IP decisions, holding that willfulness is not required for profits awards in all trademark cases and that institution decisions at the PTAB are not reviewable despite violations of the statutory one-year time bar; the CJEU clarifies EU trademark law regarding the registration of trademarks for products that are solely decorative; INTA asks the full Ninth Circuit to rehear VIP Products v. Jack Daniels Properties, Inc.; the Copyright Office issues rulemaking notices related to the agency’s implementation of mechanical licensing collective activities and other aspects of the Music Modernization Act; global stocks tumble after Gilead halts a clinical trial examining the use of remdesivir to treat coronavirus patients; the USITC decides in favor of Rovi in a Section 337 investigation of Comcast; and the USPTO reports a reduction in Alice rejections owing to the agency’s implementation of revised subject matter eligibility guidelines in 2019.

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