|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether humorous use of another’s trademark as one’s own on a commercial product is subject to the Lanham Act’s traditional likelihood-of-confusion analysis, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a)(1), or instead receives heightened First Amendment protection from trademark-infringement claims; and (2) whether humorous use of another’s mark as one’s own on a commercial product is “noncommercial” and thus bars as a matter of law a claim of dilution by tarnishment under the Trademark Dilution Revision Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c)(3)(C).
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 05 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 16, 2022)|
|Sep 08 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 16, 2022 to October 17, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 09 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 17, 2022.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association filed.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Campbell Soup Company filed.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Constellation Brands, Inc. filed.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief amici curiae of American Craft Spirits Association, et al. filed.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief amicus curiae of the International Trademark Association filed.|
|Sep 16 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Levi Strauss & Co. and Patagonia Inc. filed.|
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