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Supreme Court: Rejection Of A Trademark License By A Bankrupt Licensor Doesn't Terminate The License
Can the licensor unilaterally terminate your license and prohibit you from using the license – even if you're in the middle of a long-term contract and you are complying with the deal? Many
United States
25 Jul 2019
Jeremy Wilson's 'Insightful' Legal Advice To Small Business Owners
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal asked four lawyers why ongoing counsel can be important for entrepreneurs.
United States
13 Jun 2019
Bankruptcy Discharge Of Debts For Willful And Malicious Injury
A recent article addressed the general issue of discharging debts in bankruptcy and various grounds for excepting debts from discharge in Chapter 7
United States
12 Jun 2019
2018 Farm Bill And Federal Trademark Protection For Hemp
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") generally refuses to register marks that violate federal law.
United States
16 May 2019
Insider Guessing Can Still Land You In Jail
The most basic story of insider trading goes something like this: a corporate insider learns secret company information in the course of doing her job.
United States
11 Apr 2019
Trademarks And Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol: Brand Protection For CBD Products
Cannabidiol (commonly referred to as "CBD") has been in the news for several years now, due to its touted health and wellness benefits.
United States
4 Apr 2019
Understanding And Responding To Licensing Boards
Responding can be challenging because the mere submission of a complaint can trigger a strong emotional response and because the process presents a risk that action adversely affecting the licensee may be taken.
United States
22 Mar 2019
On-Sale Bar: Less Clever Way Of Saying, Happy Hour? Maybe. Important For Patent Protection? Yes.
If the term "happy hour" in this article's title caught your attention, you may be disappointed by what comes next.
United States
28 Feb 2019
Can I Recover Attorneys' Fees In Bankruptcy?
In SummitBridge National Investments III, LLC v. Faison, the Fourth Circuit held that if a lender's loan documents contain an attorneys' fees provision, then the lender may file a claim
United States
15 Feb 2019
Trademarks And Community Associations: Maintaining Your Community's Brand
Your community association ("Association") probably invests substantial resources in protecting and maintaining its green spaces, facilities, and other common elements.
United States
20 Nov 2018
A Uniform Standard For Interpreting Claims
The rules will take effect on November 13, 2018. The new rules mandate that the claim construction standard for interpreting claims in inter partes review ("IPR"), post-grant review ("PGR''),
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12 Nov 2018
Can I Patent And Market My Invention?
Once you have an idea for a new invention you may ask yourself whether your invention is patentable and whether you can commercialize your invention.
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26 Sep 2018
Patent 101: Patent Process FAQs For Inventors
Patent attorneys and patent agents ("patent practitioners") deal with the best and brightest engineers and scientists on a daily basis.
United States
24 Sep 2018
The Blockchain Revolution: Time To Ramp Up Your Software Patenting Effort?
As you read this article, hundreds of startups and other organizations are working on blockchain applications ...
United States
24 Sep 2018
Making And Keeping Your Mark: Hemp Brand Protection In A Brave New World
The federal legalization of hemp grown under state-sanctioned research programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014, combined with the myriad uses of hemp, including cannabidiol ...
United States
24 Sep 2018
USPTO Issues New Patent Eligibility Guidance In Berkheimer Memorandum
After the United States Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int'l, many inventors and patent practitioners were left asking ...
United States
24 Sep 2018
Tranquil Beaches And Simple Trademarks … And the Dangers Swirling Below
It can also be tempting to choose a geographic location as a brand.
United States
20 Sep 2018
What Rights Will I Lose If I Pitch My Invention To Investors Before I File A Patent Application?
Did you know that the individual often credited with popularizing karaoke did not reap the financial rewards of his invention to the extent possible?
United States
30 May 2017
Supreme Court Announces Broad Separability Test In Applying Copyright Law To Useful Articles
At the time the first article was written, Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC, a case turning on the test for "separability" under copyright law, had recently been decided by the Sixth Circuit...
United States
16 May 2017
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