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Intellectual Property Law Update
  • FisherBroyles
  • USA
  • September 27 2016

We hope everyone had an excellent summer and is eager to get back to work! To ease the transition and improve your business prospects, please consider


In BriefUpdates and Interesting Items of Note
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

First lawsuits filed under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA): Patentlyo.com reported that the first (of many more to come) lawsuits were


“Give me a ?” cheerleading uniforms, fashion design and copyright law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2015

The old adage may hold that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but fashion designers are understandably dismayed when perfect replicas of


Cheerleader uniform designs eligible for copyright protection, Sixth Circuit rules
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2015

In a closely-watched fashion design case, the Sixth Circuit ruled last week that decorative designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for


Copyright preemption notwithstanding no copyright protection and no copyright claims
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 27 2015

In a suit alleging trade secret theft of ideas related to a software program, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed both a lower


Fifth Circuit upholds copyright preemption of trade secret-related claims
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

Situations abound in which a defendant has been sued in state court, and wants to get to federal court. In cases in which the plaintiff has not pled


Recent developments on copyright preemption of trade secret claims in the Fifth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2015

For the latest on the copyright preemption doctrine (codified at 17 U.S.C. 301(a)) look no further than the Fifth Circuit, which, together with its


Digital rights review: summer 2015 federal copyright and trade secret legislation update
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2015

Since the SummerFall 2014 Update, Congress is no longer in its 113th session, and most of the bills previously referenced are no longer active


Protecting fashion designs through IP law
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2015

The fashion industry in the United States generates more than $300 billion in revenue each year. In addition to its substantial contributions to the


It’s a material IP world: trademarks, copyrights, design patents and fabric designs
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • November 5 2014

Fabric design is a creative art form that has existed for thousands of years. Although the methods for creating such designs have evolved, the purpose