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Trademark Applications and the Murky Waters of Subject Matter Jurisdiction
By David Martinez and Zac Cohen
May 13, 2022
Trademarks - word phrases, symbols, designs, or a combination of these things that identify one's goods or services - are a cornerstone of American intellectual property rights. As the Supreme Court has noted,
"[n]ational protection of trademarks is desirable ... because trademarks foster competition and the maintenance of quality by securing to the producer the benefits of good reputation." Matal v. Tam, 137 S. Ct. 1744, 1752 (2017).
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