IP at the Supreme Court Series: Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc.

March 21 | 5:00 - 6:00pm EDT | Hybrid | NT01 | Reception to Follow
Registration Required

Moderated by Professor Christine Haight Farley

American University Washington College of Law regularly invites counsel of record and counsel for selected amici to offer post-argument reflections in intellectual property (and related) cases heard by the Supreme Court. These events are held on the afternoon of oral argument before the Court. 


Issues: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit erred in applying the Lanham Act, which provides civil remedies for infringement of U.S. trademarks, extraterritorially to Abitron Austria GmbH's foreign sales, including purely foreign sales that never reached the United States or confused U.S. consumers.


Lucas M. Walker
MoloLamken LLP
Counsel for Petitioners

Matthew S. Hellman
Jenner & Block LLP
Counsel for Respondent

Theodore H. Davis Jr.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Amicus Brief for the IPO in Support of Neither Party

Prof. Tim Holbrook
Emory University School of Law
Amicus Brief for IP Law Professors in Support of Neither Party

ALL BRIEFS AVAILABLE ON SCOTUSblog:  Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc.

Link to Oral Argument Transcript

Link to Event Recording



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