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On Tuesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. Amy Howe has our preview.
Also on Tuesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Hernandez v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.

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The Supreme Court released additional orders from the November 8 conference. The justices did not add any new cases to their merits docket.

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United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-46 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether, when the Lanham Act states generic terms may not be registered as trademarks, the addition by an online business of a generic top-level domain (“.com”) to an otherwise generic term can create a protectable trademark.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 05 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 7, 2019)
Aug 07 2019Brief of respondent Booking.com B.V. in opposition filed.
Aug 21 2019Reply of petitioners United States Patent and Trademark Office, et al. filed.
Oct 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Nov 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.
Nov 08 2019Petition GRANTED.
 
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