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Tips for Companies Saying Goodbye to Racial Stereotypes in Branding

The last year has seen urgent discussions concerning racism, discrimination, police violence, inequality, and social justice come to the forefront of life in the United States....

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New U.S. Copyright Law Alert – Intellectual Property Reforms Tucked Into COVID-19 Relief Package

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and the act was signed into law on December 27, 2020. But don’t let the bland title fool you. Buried...

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New U.S. Trademark Law Alert – Intellectual Property Reforms Tucked Into COVID-19 Relief Package

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 and the act was signed into law on December 27, 2020. But don’t let the bland title fool you. Buried...

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[email protected] Pizzerias: D.C. Circuit affirms dismissal of &Pizza’s IP suit against foreign copycat

In a case “test[ing] the limits of the extraterritorial application of the Copyright and Lanham Acts,” the D.C. Circuit affirms the dismissal of design-your-own pizza restaurant ...

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Second Times the Fraud: DC Circuit supports Copyright Royalty Board sanctions against fraudulent royalty fee seeker

The D.C. Circuit affirms a Copyright Royalty Board decision to sanction a copyright royalty collections agent by preventing the agent from pursuing a number of its royalty claims after the...

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9th Circuit swivels on trade dress functionality doctrine in favor of iconic Herman Miller office chairs

The Ninth Circuit rules in favor of furniture designer Herman Miller in its trade dress infringement suit against a copycat manufacturer of knockoff Eames and Aeron office chairs. The court ...

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COVID-19: Copyright considerations in a time of virtual education
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As many schools prepare to open virtually this fall, an intellectual property question intermingles with the many other questions, concerns, and considerations in play: how does copyright...

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USPTO Alert – New guidance for registering geographic terms for meats & cheeses

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issues new guidance for trademark applications covering certain cheese and processed meat products when an applied-for mark includes...

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