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July–August 2020, Vol. 110 No. 4

We offer readers an in-depth article challenging trademark law as a species of the genus of unfair competition and an incisive commentary on the effect of bankruptcy on trademark licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.

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When we launder our desire for civil rights and equality through the lens of branding culture, everything, even resistance, becomes commodified.

Sonia K. Katyal, Berkeley Law School, USA Brands Behaving Badly, 109 TMR 827–28 (2019)

Featured Articles

July–August 2020, Vol. 110 No. 4

The Lost Unfair Competition Law

Author: Christine Haight Farley
American University Washington College of Law, Washington, United States

In this in-depth article, the author challenges the accepted metaphor that trademark law is a species of the genus of unfair competition law and uncovers the backstory of how a particularly innovative treaty incorporated by reference into the Lanham Act was intended to be the vehicle for federal unfair competition protection.

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Commentary: License Agreements After Mission Product

Author: Pamela S. Chestek
Chestek Legal  Raleigh, United States

In this incisive commentary, the author delineates the effect of bankruptcy on trademark licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, 139 S. Ct. 1652 (2019).

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