International Trademark Association Says Attorney Fees Award Was Improper

(December 10, 2015, 11:21 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International Trademark Association (INTA) argues to the U.S. Supreme Court in a Nov. 24 brief in support of a trademark applicant that an appellate court’s decision to award attorney fees to the prevailing party in an ex parte trademark proceeding conflicts with Section 21(b) of the Lanham Act (Milo Shammas v. Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner of Patents, No. 15-563, U.S. Sup.).

(Amicus curiae brief available. Document #78-151214-004B.)

A divided Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 23 that the imposition of all...
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