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The Trademarking Of The "Basic Federal Rule In Bankruptcy"
A recent opinion from the Supreme Court in Mission Prod. Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, 139 S. Ct. 1652 (2019), reaffirms that bankruptcy does not change all that much.
United States
29 Jul 2019
Court Allows Company To Surreptitiously Monitor Former Employee's Social Media Account To Support Its Trade Secrets Claim
A federal court of appeals recently found that there was nothing wrong with a company monitoring a departed employee's Facebook account and using that information to pursue a trade secrets
United States
8 May 2019
Avoiding Trade Secrets Litigation: Hiring New Employees
Many companies hire employees that have gained experience at competitors. In fact, it is fairly standard; and there isn't anything wrong with that practice.
United States
20 Mar 2019
USPTO Trademark Tips For Franchisors
There are many reasons why a franchisor should register its trademarks and service marks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
United States
3 Dec 2018
Winning The Domain Name Game: A Clear Cut Process For Protecting Your Business Or Brand From Cybersquatters
So you want to register a domain name for your company's registered trademark only to find out, it's already been claimed by someone other than you.
United States
5 Oct 2018
The PTAB Giveth, And The PTAB Can Constitutionally Taketh Away
In a highly anticipated opinion, this morning the United States Supreme Court affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's authority to reconsider ...
United States
26 Apr 2018
Focus On Trademarks And Antitrust: Judge Favors FTC Over 1-800 Contacts In Keyword Advertising Case
In an Initial Decision released on October 30th, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has upheld the Federal Trade Commission's complaint against 1-800 Contacts, Inc....
United States
21 Nov 2017
Bob Parsons' Golf Equipment Startup PXG Tees Up Patent Infringement Suit Against Taylormade Three Days Before Major Product Release; TRO Motion No Gimme
The great Bobby Jones, himself a lawyer, once said that "Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course … the space between your ears."
United States
21 Sep 2017
Pro Te: Solutio – Spring 2017
It's Spring! In this issue of Pro Te, we do a little a "spring cleaning" to brush the dust off some familiar topics that we consider in day-to-day pharmaceutical litigation.
United States
23 Aug 2017
Caught With Your Hand In The Trademark Cookie Jar? A Good Defense – Fair Use
If you find yourself in the middle of a trademark infringement dispute, you might want to consider the defense of fair use.
United States
17 Jul 2017
Patent Venue After TC Heartland: Where Do We Go From Here?
In an unanimous 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court struck down nearly 30 years of Federal Circuit patent venue jurisprudence that built on the view that the general venue statute...
United States
31 May 2017
.health Domain Names Available Soon
The "sunrise" period for registering .health domain names opens on May 8, 2017.
United States
8 May 2017
The Defend Trade Secrets Act And Whistleblowers: Protections And Vulnerabilities
President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") during his last year in office.
United States
5 Apr 2017
Three Stripes And You're Out: Adidas Seeks To Protect Its Mark
On March 17, 2017, athletic apparel giant, adidas, filed suit against Juicy Couture, Inc. asserting trademark infringement and unfair competition claims.
United States
3 Apr 2017
Mind The "Gap": Laches No Defense To Claims For Patent Damages
Yesterday the Supreme Court held in a 7-1 decision that the equitable defense of laches is no defense to the legal remedy of patent damages where the infringement occurred during the statutory period...
United States
3 Apr 2017
For The Time Being, Tech Companies Remain Shielded From Liability For Users' Uploaded Content
Thanks to recent decisions by the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals, tech companies will remain protected from liability for some of their users' uploaded content under the DMCA...
United States
18 Jan 2017
I Don't Like Your Trademark Application
As a wise trademark owner, you are always watching. Watching for "problem" trademarks that would harm your brand. And one thing you may be watching closely is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...
United States
6 Jan 2017
LAW ELEVATED: Franchisee / Franchisor's Trademark: The Fictitious Name Registration
The fictitious name, also known as the d/b/a, doing business as, trade name or assumed name. Every franchisee uses one and, in almost all cases, it's the franchisor's trademark.
United States
17 Nov 2016
Tennessee Business Court Decides "Who Goes First" In Discovery In Trade Secrets Case – IP Frontline
Until the content and nature of the claimed secret is declared, the opposing party is likely not able to intelligently analyze the elements of the causes of action.
United States
11 Nov 2016
Tennessee Business Court Decides "Who Goes First" In Discovery In Trade Secrets Case
In a Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act case, the Tennessee Business Court set some discovery guidelines for business competitors in litigation over alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.
United States
4 Oct 2016
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