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Today’s Supreme Court Oral Argument In Tempnology Is Over And Here’s What We Learned

Posted in Business Bankruptcy Issues, Recent Developments

The Oral Argument. The Supreme Court held oral argument earlier today in the Mission Products v. Tempnology case, on the issue of the effect of rejection by a licensor of a trademark license on the licensee’s rights. For the full background on the case and the arguments of the parties and amici, please read this… Continue Reading

Rejection Time: On February 20th The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument On The Big Question In The Tempnology Case — Does A Trademark Licensee Lose Its Rights Upon Rejection?

Posted in Business Bankruptcy Issues, Recent Developments

The Big Question. What is the effect of rejection of a trademark license by a debtor-licensor? Over the past few years, this blog has followed the Tempnology case out of New Hampshire raising just that issue. The case has gone from the bankruptcy court, to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and then to the First Circuit. Last August,… Continue Reading

Trademark Licensees Take Note: The Supreme Court Might Review The Tempnology Decision — And Whether A Licensee Can Keep Trademark Rights After Rejection

Posted in Business Bankruptcy Issues, Recent Developments

The twists and turns of the In re Tempnology LLC bankruptcy case have been a frequent subject on this blog for good reason. The case addresses whether a trademark licensee, whose licensor files bankruptcy and rejects the license agreement, retains any rights to use the trademark — or instead is out of luck. A Wild Ride. The… Continue Reading