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NFTs and Intellectual Property

July 22nd, 2021

As an intellectual property attorney, and a self-professed “car guy,” the recent intersection of “nonfungible tokens” (NFTs) and collector cars caught my attention. 

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Urgent IP Notice: U.K. Filing Deadline for BREXIT Cloned EUTMs and IRs is September 30, 2021

June 22nd, 2021

At the end of 2020, because of Brexit, the United Kingdom formally separated from the European Union trademark system. This separation affected European Union Trademark registrations (EUTMs) that existed at that time, as well as existing International Registrations (IRs) extended to the European Union.  It also affected pending EUTM applications and IR extensions of protection to the EU.

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Oracle v. Google: The Never-Ending Case Finally Ends

June 7th, 2021

An intellectual property dispute between Oracle and Google that began over a decade ago, has finally reached its conclusion, in a Supreme Court decision rendered on April 5, 2021.

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Key Aspects of Non-Disclosure Agreements Usage and Potential Pitfalls

May 19th, 2021

Non-disclosure agreements, commonly known as NDAs, are a ubiquitous type of contract in many industries. NDAs can be useful in all sorts of situations, such as when companies look to work together on joint projects, when a party seeks investors, when an employee needs to use confidential information on the job, when a customer shares private data, or when parties agree to a legal settlement.

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Federal Circuit Clarifies Hatch-Waxman Venue

November 6th, 2020

So you want to bring your Hatch-Waxman suit and find a, perhaps, more favorable jurisdiction – like your own.  Yesterday, the Federal Circuit undercut that possibility for many actions brought against ANDA filers.

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Copyrights: Protect Yourself and Respect Others

September 15th, 2020

Copyright is a dangerous legal minefield for organizations, particularly with so many copyrighted works readily available for employees to unthinkingly cut, paste and use improperly for company marketing purposes.

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Typing (Yes, Typing) Tips in Intellectual Property Law

September 8th, 2020

Here are a few quick tips on typing IP-related characters in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and a tip on pasting that is not IP-specific but is worth knowing.

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SCOTUS Ruling Forecloses More Appeal Issues on PTAB Decisions

May 6th, 2020

Patent owners have lost another potential appeal argument relating to Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions after a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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IP Considerations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 25th, 2020

As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, intellectual property attorneys and their clients face new challenges daily.

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Overview of USPTO Requirements for Specimens of Use

August 7th, 2019

What is a Specimen of Use? A specimen of use shows the manner in which a trademark is seen by the public. A specimen is a real-life example of how the trademark is used in commerce on or in connection with the goods and/or in connection with the offering or promotion of the services.

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