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Timing is Everything: The District of Massachusetts Clarifies Local Rule

USA - August 15 2017 In a recent decision denying defendants’ motion for Rule 11 sanctions, the District of Massachusetts interpreted its local rule regarding the

Foreign Filing License in a Nutshell

USA - March 28 2016 Foreign filing licenses do not typically require much attention in daily practice since the license is routinely applied for and granted as a matter

Assignments in the United States do not always pass muster in Europe

European Union, USA - January 15 2013 In the United States, where an inventor must assign ownership of patent rights to his or her employer or another company, he or she signs an

Trademark Fair Use: A Subjective Call No Matter What Side of the Pond

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - August 10 2017 There are occasions where displaying another company’s trademark is desirable. Whether that type of trademark use is lawful generally is a subjective

Many Options to Protect Your Fashion Design, But No One-Stop Shop

USA - July 10 2017 Fashion designers face a unique set of challenges in protecting their intellectual property. Though a fanciful garment may be the result of a single

Timing is Everything: The District of Massachusetts Clarifies Local Rule

USA - August 15 2017 In a recent decision denying defendants’ motion for Rule 11 sanctions, the District of Massachusetts interpreted its local rule regarding the

Trademark Fair Use: A Subjective Call No Matter What Side of the Pond

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - August 10 2017 There are occasions where displaying another company’s trademark is desirable. Whether that type of trademark use is lawful generally is a subjective

Who vs. What: 4 Steps to Prevent Your Trademark from Falling in the 'Genericide' Abyss

USA - July 31 2017 Recently the Ninth Circuit ruled that Google’s trademark for search engines has not become generic and is still enforceable as to search engines. As

Nutter Bank Report, July 2017

USA - July 31 2017 The CFPB has approved a new rule that will prohibit banks and other covered providers of certain consumer financial products and services from using

Many Options to Protect Your Fashion Design, But No One-Stop Shop

USA - July 10 2017 Fashion designers face a unique set of challenges in protecting their intellectual property. Though a fanciful garment may be the result of a single