Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc.
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Nov 7, 2012
|Jan 9, 2012||9-0||Roberts||OT 2012|
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Holding: Nike's unconditional and irrevocable covenant not to enforce a trademark against a competitor’s existing products and any future “colorable imitations” moots the competitor’s action to have the trademark declared invalid.
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Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on January 9, 2012. Justice Kennedy filed a concurring opinion, in which Justices Thomas, Alito and Sotomayor joined.
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