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The Original Sin of Trademark Law: Failure to Function | Trademark and Copyright Law

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Last week, Foley Hoag Partner Josh Jarvis joined John Welch, Author, TTABlogger and Counsel at Wolf Greenfield & Sacks; Alexandra Roberts, Associate Professor on the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law; and Daniel McKinnon, Head of Global Brand Protection and Senior Counsel at New Balance, for a spirited dialog relating to “failure to function” – the brink query of whether or not a purported trademark really serves, or is able to serving, as a supply indicator.

The panel was sponsored by the Northeastern University School of Law Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) and the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), and was moderated by Professor Susan Montgomery at Northeastern University School of Law.  The panelists explored the assorted methods during which phrases and designs will be thought-about as failing to perform as emblems, latest USPTO tendencies relating to failure to perform refusals, and sensible takeaways and finest practices for kind house owners and trademark candidates.

Check out the total video embedded under or on the Northeastern University School of Law website.

Thanks to Michael Bergman, President-Elect on the BPLA, for taking the group picture above!

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