Ninth Circuit Report
Hello Ninth Circuit column readers! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous summer thus far. This issue’s Report brings resolution of a circuit split from the United States Supreme Court about copyrights, and discusses trademarks, and hamburgers.
COPYRIGHTS NEED TO BE REGISTERED BEFORE INFRINGEMENT SUITS CAN BE FILED
On March 5, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held that bringing a suit for copyright infringement requires the infringed work to actually be registered with the U.S. Copyright Office ("Copyright Office"). Specifically, having a pending application for registration with the Copyright Office will not suice.