Trademark & Trade Secret


United States Patent and Trademark Office
US PTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board - homepage
Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act (1966) National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws)

 Constitution of the United States
Article 1 -
Section 8
The Congress shall have the power...
...To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes...
To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries



The Trademark Cases
100 U.S. 82 (1879)

The Lanham Act (1946, as amended)
15 USC 1051, et seq.


Registration of Trademarks (federal - 1988)
Registrable marks
15 U.S.C. 1051


Dilution - False designation of origin
15 U.S.C. 1125

Remedies for infringement
15 U.S.C. 1114 - 1127 

Remedies - Profits, damages and costs
15 U.S.C. 1117



9th Circuit Jury Charge Manual - see section 15 for trademark cases

Introduction to Trademark Law

Restatement of Unfair Competition (ALI, 1995)
black letter rules - subject matter of trademark sections 9 - 17
black letter rules on acquisition and priority, infringement, defenses, remedies

Discussion problem: Weber

Infringement
Likelihood of Confusion Factors (Sleekcraft test) 15.16
Strength (Distinctiveness of Mark)  15.17
Zazu Designs v. L'Oreal, USA, 979 F. 2d 499 (7th Cir. 1992)


The App Store Controversy - Apple vs. Microsoft and Amazon
Amazon App Store
Amazon Android App Store
Microsoft App Store
MAC App Store
Total Apps  - apps for attorneys
App Store - google it yourself

Damages and Attorneys fees
15 U.S.C. 1117
Skydive Arizona v. Quattrocchi, 9th Circuit (2012)



Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Trade Values


Problem: MC (JF)

International News Service v. Associated Press, 248 U.S. 215 (1918)


Secondary Liability for TM Infringement on the Internet (Columbia - 2013)

Trade Secrets and Appropriation of Trade Values 
Restatement (3rd) Unfair Competition - blackletter rules sections 38 -45
California Trade Secrets Act


An introduction to California Trade Secrets Law
Uniform Trade Secrets Act (1985)