Dec. 2 – Supreme Court Series: B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Indus., Inc.

 

2014 | 4:00pm
Room 603 | American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016

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In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court.

Update:

Decision: March 24, 2015
Argument: Transcript; Audio

Issue:

(1) Whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s finding of a likelihood of confusion precludes respondent from relitigating that issue in infringement litigation, in which likelihood of confusion is an element; and (2) whether, if issue preclusion does not apply, the district court was obliged to defer to the Board’s finding of a likelihood of confusion absent strong evidence to rebut it.

Panelists:

  • Prof. Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law
  • Jacob Osborn, Goodwin Procter
  • Nancy J. Mertzel, Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern
  • Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Pryor Cashman
  • Prof. Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law
  • Prof. Stephen Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law

Briefs:

Brief of petitioner B&B Hardware, Inc.
Brief of respondent Hargis Industries, Inc.
Reply of petitioner B&B Hardware, Inc.

Amicus Briefs:

Brief amicus curiae of United States

SCOTUSblog Entry: B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.