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Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG

Petition for certiorari denied on November 15, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-195 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issues: (1) Whether, in view of the principle of trademark territoriality, the zone of interests encompassed by Lanham Act Sections 43(a) and 14(3) extends to the foreign owner of a foreign trademark that has not registered or used the mark in the United States; and (2) whether, in the absence of an express limitations period in the Lanham Act, the timeliness of a Section 43(a) suit for false association and false advertising is governed by the most analogous state-law statute of limitations, or instead, by laches.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 09 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 10, 2021)
Aug 23 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 10, 2021 to October 11, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 24 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 12, 2021. See Rule 30.1.
Sep 10 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Hispanic Medical Association filed.
Oct 12 2021Brief of respondents Bayer Consumer Care AG, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 26 2021Reply of petitioners Belmora LLC, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 27 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/12/2021.
Nov 15 2021Petition DENIED.