On May 13, 2021, at 6:00 pm, Denisse N. Longo Quiñones, President of the Federal Liaison Committee of the Puerto Rico Bar Association, who serves as Of Counsel for AMG’s Litigation and Trial Practice Department, will participate as a panelist in a roundtable forum sponsored by the Puerto Rico Bar Association, alongside the Honorable Chief Judge of the U.S District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Gustavo Gelpí and the Honorable Clerk the U.S District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, Maria D. Antongiorgi Jordán. The roundtable forum will provide insight on the workings of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no constitutional right to choose an abortion. Under the Court’s rationale, the States now are free to delimit via legislation the scope of abortion rights within their jurisdictions.
In its first decision on trademark issues in over 15 years, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court unanimously validated the arguments presented by Luis A. Oliver-Fraticelli and Alexandra Casellas, part of AMG’s intellectual property litigation team. In the last court opinion written by retiring justice Anabelle Rodriguez, the Court held that the term “pet-friendly” is a generic term and thus incapable of being appropriated as a trademark or afforded legal protection as such, regardless of any alleged secondary meaning.