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In memoriam: women’s rights champion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

21-09-2020Sarah Morgan

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the US Supreme Court, passed away on Friday, September 18, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Booking.com—floodgates open?

01-07-2020Rory O'Neill

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Booking.com is unlikely to lead to a “flood” of ‘generic.com’ trademarks, but concerns over the justices’ reasoning remain, lawyers have told WIPR.

Supreme Court backs Booking.com in TM saga

30-06-2020Rory O'Neill

The US Supreme Court has ruled that adding ‘.com’ to otherwise generic terms can create a protectable federal trademark, in a win for Booking.com.

SCOTUS weighs monopoly fears in Booking.com

05-05-2020

The US Supreme Court appears to be fearful of applying a categorical rule in a dispute over whether a ‘.com’ can turn a generic term like ‘Booking’ into a protectable trademark, lawyers have told WIPR.

SCOTUS to hear Booking.com arguments over teleconference

14-04-2020Sarah Morgan

The US Supreme Court is set to hear a series of oral arguments by telephone conference next month, including a dispute over ‘generic’ domains. 

Domain traders urge SCOTUS to protect ‘generic’ domains

21-02-2020Rory O'Neill

Domain-owners group the Internet Commerce Association has urged the US Supreme Court to protect trademarks such as ‘booking.com’, which the US Patent and Trademark Office says are generic.

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