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The Slants Win in Matal v. Tam:Trademark Registration Cannot Be Denied for Offensive Terms

USA - June 26 2017 On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that a portion of the first clause of the U.S. Trademark Law (the “Lanham Act”), which is...

John K. Burke.

Takeaways From VHT V. Zillow For Website Owners

USA - May 2 2017 Your website owner client just received a notice of copyright infringement for content found on its website. The website owner’s insurance policy...

Thomas J. Kowalski.

President Obama Signs the Defend Trade Secrets Act into Law: What You Need to Know Now

USA - May 12 2016 On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Unlike other forms of intellectual property, trade secrets...

John K. Burke, Thomas R. Dee.

B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.: trademark litigation might get simpler

USA - March 26 2015 Trademark litigation includes two similar types of proceedings. First, and most common, issues of trademark infringement and cancellation of a mark...

John E. Munro.

The shadow of the billion-dollar copyright award

USA - April 28 2014 On March 18, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision with significant impact for copyright owners in Alaska Stock v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pub. Co...

John K. Burke.