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When Is Using Another's Trademark Not Infringing?

USA - February 3 2023 Trademarks are the source identifiers that allow consumers to differentiate one good or service from another. For instance, a swoosh identifies a shoe…

Cloudy Messaging from State Legislature on Medical Use Cannabis Legalization in Wisconsin

USA - January 31 2023 Wisconsin remains entrenched in the minority of states without medical or recreational legalization of cannabis. With the exception of Indiana, the…

Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework

USA - January 30 2023 On January 26, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) launched its first-ever risk management framework for artificial intelligence…

Are Your Labels Misleading? Fireball Whisky is Under Fire for Confusing Labels

USA - January 27 2023 The maker of Fireball whisky is currently dealing with litigation stemming from confusing labels on its beverage packaging. The beverage behemoth…

FDA Determined it Will Not Regulate CBD in Food or Dietary Supplements

USA - January 26 2023 Despite an immediate need for more regulatory guidance and consumer safety provisions, the FDA has decided to punt any regulatory guidance with…

Online Retail Marketplaces and Third-Party Sellers Face Enhanced Regulations

USA - January 23 2023 The exponential growth of online Marketplaces and internet retail sales has created great benefits for consumers, and connected many legitimate small…

Hit the Accelerator: New Drugs to the Market Faster

USA - January 23 2023 With advancements in medical technology, new solutions for treating diseases we previously had no answer for are emerging. One of the latest examples…

If you wanted proof that PFAS is everywhere, check this out: freshwater fish allegedly contain more PFAS than a month's worth of drinking water.

USA - January 23 2023 A study authored by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental health organization that analyzed data from the United States…

Can you market your product as "sustainable" or "carbon neutral"? Ask the FTC.

USA - January 19 2023 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently kicked off a comprehensive review of its "Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims" or…

MetaBirkin Case Heading To Trial

USA - January 18 2023 Hermès, a major luxury goods player, sued artist Mason Rothschild in January 2022 claiming that his NFT (non-fungible token) infringes on Hermès'…