Director Monica Riva Talley was quoted in the article “SCOTUS Says Lanham Act Does Not Reach Extraterritorial Infringement,” published by IPWatchdog. She provided the following commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc.:

“This ruling is consistent with the application of trademark law around the globe, in which each country is empowered to grant trademark rights and police infringement within its borders. As a practical matter, what this means for U.S. trademark owners is that they will need to use and register their marks outside of the U.S. in order to enforce those rights in other countries.”

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