Gaylon C. Hollis

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Gaylon C. Hollis focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation in domestic and foreign jurisdictions. He also handles trademark application searches, filings and prosecution. Read Gaylon Hollis's full bio.

Back to the Future: Prior Third-Party Settlement Doesn’t Impact Future Trademark Licensees

By on Sep 7, 2023
Posted In Trademarks

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that under certain circumstances a trademark licensee can bring a claim against a third party for unfair competition under the Lanham Act even if the licensing agreement does not expressly authorize it to do so. Overhead Door Company of Kansas City v. OGD Equipment Company,...

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Absent Nexus Secondary Considerations Come in Second

By and on Jun 15, 2023
Posted In Patents

Addressing the nexus between a secondary consideration and the claimed invention in assessing obviousness, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial & Appeal Board finding of nonobviousness because the Board erred in its nexus analysis regarding secondary considerations. Yita LLC v. MacNeil IP LLC, Case Nos. 22-1373; -1374 (Fed....

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