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Update: Court finds transformative nature of alleged infringing work can’t be decided by side-by-side comparison

USA - August 10 2017 Adding an Instagram border and a few “gobbledygook” notations to an original photograph is not transformative as a matter of law. In an update to our

7 things you should know about sweepstakes and contests in employee incentive programs

USA - August 9 2017 While the 2013 article is still relevant, it occurred to me that this would be a good time to revisit incentive programs and offer a few things to

Acceptable specimens are key to strong trademark protection

USA - December 2 2011 One of the prerequisites to obtaining and renewing a federal trademark registration is alleging use of the mark in commerce and submitting an acceptable specimen to the United States Patent and Trademark Office as evidence of such use

The Grinch that stole fair use?

USA - August 4 2017 Since the Supreme Court’s 1994 Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music landmark decision, courts have expanded fair use protection. While not a license to take

FDA’s Health Software PreCert Program to fast-track innovation

USA - August 11 2017 Digital information has taken over our day-to-day lives, and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to recognize that this includes

FDA’s Health Software PreCert Program to fast-track innovation

USA - August 11 2017 Digital information has taken over our day-to-day lives, and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to recognize that this includes

Update: Court finds transformative nature of alleged infringing work can’t be decided by side-by-side comparison

USA - August 10 2017 Adding an Instagram border and a few “gobbledygook” notations to an original photograph is not transformative as a matter of law. In an update to our

7 things you should know about sweepstakes and contests in employee incentive programs

USA - August 9 2017 While the 2013 article is still relevant, it occurred to me that this would be a good time to revisit incentive programs and offer a few things to

The Grinch that stole fair use?

USA - August 4 2017 Since the Supreme Court’s 1994 Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music landmark decision, courts have expanded fair use protection. While not a license to take

New law may significantly impact international trade

USA - August 4 2017 The President signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”) on August 2, 2017, which could have a significant