Petitions of the week – SCOTUSblog
Posted Wed, August 14th, 2019 11:00 am by Aurora Barnes
This week we spotlight petitions pending earlier than the Supreme Court docket that tackle, amongst different issues, the provision of joint and several other forfeiture underneath 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C), whether or not the Lanham Act prohibits registering as a trademark an in any other case generic time period when a generic top-level area (“.com”) is added to it, and whether or not an ordinance prohibiting being topless in public classifies on the idea of gender.
The petitions of the week are:
Concern: Whether or not 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C) authorizes forfeiture imposed collectively and severally amongst co-conspirators, because the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the sixth and eighth Circuits have held, or whether or not such joint and several other legal responsibility is foreclosed underneath the reasoning of Honeycutt v. United States, because the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the third Circuit has held.
Concern: Whether or not, when the Lanham Act states generic phrases is probably not registered as emblems, the addition by an internet enterprise of a generic top-level area (“.com”) to an in any other case generic time period can create a protectable trademark.
Concern: Whether or not appellate jurisdiction over Walker Course of claims lies within the regional circuits, or within the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Points: (1) Whether or not an ordinance expressly punishing solely girls, however not males, for equivalent conduct—being topless in public—classifies on the idea of gender; and (2) whether or not an ordinance criminalizing publicity of “the feminine breast,” underneath which solely girls are prosecuted for public publicity of their areolas, violates the 14th Modification’s equal safety clause.
Posted in Peithman v. U.S., U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace v. Reserving.com B.V., Xitronix Corp. v. KLA-Tencor Corp., Lilley v. New Hampshire, Instances within the Pipeline
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