On June 28, the US Supreme Court announced it would hear and resolve a dispute regarding whether or not plaintiffs must fully register copyrights before suing. The lower courts have been divided on the issue, with some requiring plaintiffs to have an issued copyright certificate and others merely requiring a copyright application.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Jake Wharton has written about the case, and these latest developments, for IP Watchdog.

Click here to read “Supreme Court to Resolve Copyright Registration Circuit Split” at IP Watchdog.

Jake Wharton devotes his practice primarily to intellectual property dispute resolution, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement litigation; proceedings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board; trade secret misappropriation litigation; antitrust matters; and related intellectual property disputes. He also has counseled clients on defamation and trade libel matters.