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Hershey, Cookie Maker Settle Dueling TM Battles
Chocolate manufacturer Hershey and rival The Cookie Department have dropped trademark suits against each other over allegedly poached product branding, filing a flurry of stipulations [...]
IP Ruling Shows Even Uncle Sam Must Abide Licensing Terms
The Court of Federal Claims' recent decision in Bitmanagement v. U.S., involving copyright infringement claims against the Navy, demonstrates that the government can be held [...]
Outside, In-House Attys Can Collab On Opening Statement
To properly set the stage from the outset of a trial, outside counsel should work with their corporate clients’ in-house legal teams when preparing opening [...]
New Federal Law and FTC Rule Will Imperil Trade Secret Protection
When Adam Smith spoke about an “invisible hand,” he was talking about a good thing – the way that free markets harness the laws of [...]
Legal Services Co. Ends Trade Secrets Suit Against Ex-Partner
Veritas Legal Plan Inc. has dropped its lawsuit against Freedom Legal Plans LLC in Florida federal court after FLP indicated that they struck a tentative deal [...]
Dentons Brings On Eckert Seamans Atty In Pittsburgh
An attorney specializing in commercial litigation has left Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC after more than 17 years to bring her practice to the [...]
Buchanan Ingersoll Hires Former DLA Piper IP Pros In DC
Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has boosted its Washington, D.C., office's intellectual property practice with the addition of two new shareholders who were formerly [...]
How Attys Can Prep Latin American Brands For US Entry
Attorneys representing Latin American franchise systems entering the U.S. in 2023 should craft a careful strategy built around the dual-regulatory franchise scheme, intellectual property protection [...]
BREAKING: Judge Declares Mistrial In MGA Fight Over OMG Dolls
A California federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in MGA Entertainment's intellectual property battle with T.I. and Tameka Harris over its O.M.G. Dolls collection, after [...]
DOJ and Attorneys General Say Google’s Tactics Have ‘Broken’ Ad Tech Competition
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Attorneys General of eight U.S. states on Tuesday announced they are suing Google for antitrust violations of [...]
Dorsey & Whitney Expands DC IP Practice With New Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP has added an intellectual property litigation partner to its Washington, D.C., team, the firm recently announced. [...]
NetEase Says Riot's Video Game IP Suit Misses The Mark
NetEase Inc. has denied claims that its free-to-play mobile game infringes Riot Games Inc.'s flagship shooter Valorant, claiming that many of the similarities between the [...]
AMC, Sony Rip Tax Biz's 'Better Call Saul' Defamation Suit
Liberty Tax Service's lawsuit accusing AMC Networks and Sony of disparaging the company by depicting a similar business that stole customers' cash in "Better Call [...]
Patent Challenger's Fed. Circ. Petition Slams Vidal's Review
A company that was found by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Kathi Vidal to abuse the patent review process slammed her and the "off [...]
MGA Seeks OMG Dolls Mistrial Over Cultural Theft Testimony
MGA Entertainment moved for a mistrial Tuesday in its intellectual property fight with T.I. and Tameka Harris over its O.M.G. Dolls collection after the musicians' [...]
4th Circ. Affirms Prudential's Early Win In Web Domain Suit
The Fourth Circuit affirmed Prudential's win in a cybersquatting suit against a Chinese company that registered a domain name identical to the insurance giant's trademark, [...]
Gilead Wants US To Face Defenses Before HIV Patent Trial
Gilead wants a Delaware federal judge to split up parts of the U.S. government's patent suit over brand-name HIV treatments Truvada and Descovy, saying the [...]
Facebook Gets Patent Axed After Citing Inventors' Paper
Facebook has convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to wipe out a number of claims in a patent that covers a way of creating [...]
Northern Ill. A Surprise Magnet For Counterfeiting Suits
The efficiency of the Northern District of Illinois in handling counterfeiting cases has perhaps unintentionally made it the venue of choice for many brands looking [...]
Foe Calls Lewis Brisbois' Motion In TM Case 'Embarrassment'
A man being sued by Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP told a federal court Tuesday that its bid to revoke his Pacer access was [...]
Wayfair Trims False Ad Claims From West Elm Patent Case
A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday trimmed two false advertising claims and one unfair competition claim from a suit alleging that online furniture retailer Wayfair [...]
8th Circ. Reverses 'Block' Bar On H&R Block Rival
The Eighth Circuit undid a temporary bar on Block Inc. from using its name in connection with its tax product, finding Tuesday that a lower [...]
Fed. Circ. Hands Win To Activision In Graphics Patent Suit
Video game publisher Activision Blizzard scored a victory in a patent suit brought by Infernal Technology when the Federal Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the [...]
Novartis Asks SCOTUS to Rein in CAFC and Ninth Circuit Approach to Panel Rehearing Decisions
Last week, Novartis Pharmaceuticals followed through on its  September 2022 promise that it would appeal the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC’s) [...]
Phase Out of the Innovation Patent

11th March 2022 Patent | Bianca Ysabel

On February 2020, the Australian Government started the 18-month long...

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Brunellino Wins Bad Faith Trade Mark case in China

8th February 2022 Trade Marks | Alessandra Maxine

Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most well known...

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What Is A Series Trade Mark Application?

27th January 2022 Trade Marks | Jax Floro

A trade mark is your most valuable marketing tool. It...

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Freight Industry Embracing AI

24th December 2021 AI and Robotics | Bianca Ysabel

In the past year, businesses that adopted virtual platforms have...

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The Catastrophic Facebook Outage

24th November 2021 Social Media and Marketing | Alessandra Maxine

On 5 October 2021, "Sorry, something went wrong," greeted every...

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NVIDIA dominating the AI Chips

2nd November 2021 Technology | Jax Floro

Its cat related NVIDIA, one of our favorite brands! How...

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Privilege Creep and Your Data Security

14th October 2021 Data Security | Bianca Ysabel

The term “privilege creep” refers to the gradual accumulation of...

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Bvlgari Snake Head Design Enjoys Copyright in China

17th September 2021 Copyright | Alessandra Maxine

In April 2021, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court (‘BIPC’) announced...

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Oral Agreements – Can You Enforce These?

27th August 2021 Contracts | Jax Floro

In Australia, oral agreements can be enforceable. So, it should...

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10th August 2021 Consumer Law | Bianca Ysabel

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) intends to protect consumers while...

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Amazon Launches IP Accelerator in Canada to Help Small Businesses Secure a Trademark and Protect Their Brands

26th July 2021 Intellectual Property Protection | Alessandra Maxine

Amazon has launched an IP Accelerator in Canada to help...

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Copyright Protection of a Logo

2nd July 2021 Copyright | Jax Floro

A logo trade mark is an artistic work that functions...

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