• Posts by Allison Furnari

    Allison’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution, clearance, and maintenance, as well as general intellectual property matters.

    “When I’m out of the office, my passion is fashion, travel, and all things food – I’m ...

In Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P., Case No. 20–915, 595 U. S. ____ (2022), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the safe harbor provision provided under § 411(b) of the Copyright Act does not distinguish between a mistake of law and a mistake of fact.  Lack of either factual or legal knowledge can excuse an inaccuracy in a copyright registration.

The Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and remanded the case for further proceedings.

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