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What Mission Products Holdings v. Tempnology May (Or May Not) Mean For Trademark Licenses In Bankruptcy

In a post for Above the Law, Tom Kulik of Dallas-based Scheef & Stone discusses what happens when a bankruptcy debtor exercises its statutory right to reject a contract.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC to address this question that has plagued the intersection of intellectual property and bankruptcy law for decades.

He writes that the supreme Court’s ruling on the issue “may draw a clear line for trademark licensors and licensees in the event of bankruptcy (a good thing), or leave a blot on the issue by finding that the issue is moot (a bad thing).”

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