Sovereign Immunity Study
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a notice in the Federal Register on November 5, 2020, requesting information on the extent to which patent or trademark rights holders are experiencing infringement by state entities without adequate remedies under state law, and the extent to which such infringements appear to be based on intentional or reckless conduct. With this new notice, the USPTO is supplementing the previous notice with additional questions.
Secondary Trademark Infringement Liability in the E-Commerce Setting
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) published a request for comments in the Federal Register on November 13, 2020, seeking information from intellectual property rights holders, online third-party marketplaces and other third-party online intermediaries, and other private sector stakeholders on the application of the traditional doctrines of trademark infringement to the e-commerce setting. Through this notice, the USPTO is reopening the period for public comment until January 25, 2021.