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Who A-Tacks a Decision on Tacking? U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Tacking Trademarks to Gain Earlier First Use Is a Question Of Fact

It’s a historic week for trademarks! On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, which marks the high court’s first substantive ruling on trademarks in more than ten years. In its decision, the Supreme Court unanimously held that trademark tacking is a factual question, and thus, should be decided by juries.