Intellectual Property Law Association Says Attorney Fees Award Was Improper
Mealey's (January 4, 2016, 4:30 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) argues in a Dec. 1 brief in support of a trademark applicant that the U.S. Supreme Court should decide whether "all the expenses of the proceeding" in an action against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office includes an award of attorney fees to the prevailing party under Section 21(b) of the Lanham Act (Milo Shammas v. Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner of Patents, No. 15-563, U.S. Sup.).