When it comes to marketing, branding is important. A clever brand name can become ubiquitous and help a company soar to popularity. The drawback is that such brands are at risk of being genericized. When this happens, what was once a brand name is now a generic term used as a [...]

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The Miss America Rule

On July 15, 2014 By Erin Shackelford

Controversy over the unceremonious departure of the former Miss Delaware may lead to litigation.  Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre was stripped of her crown after winning the title in June.  Brittany Lewis, the original runner-up for the Miss Delaware pageant, was crowned the new Miss Delaware shortly after Longacre’s removal.

Longacre was [...]

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Though it likely got lost in the early summer joy of the weather finally warming, or in the rapt anticipation of the latest batch of Supreme Court decisions, the Judicial Conference’s Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure passed a package of proposed changes to the Federal Electronic Discovery Rules.  The changes are fairly [...]

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After a six-year battle, Tyler Perry finally won the rights to the trademark of “What Would Jesus Do” after filing a petition to cancel Kimberly Kearney’s registration of the trademark.  In addition to giving Perry the rights he was seeking, the case has also served as a warning about the importance [...]

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On June 23th, the Supreme Court handed down one of the most highly anticipated securities litigation opinions in recent memory. Halliburton II brought the fraud-on-the-market theory, the linchpin of securities class actions, squarely in front of the Court. For months, excerpts from various other Court opinions suggested the theory was ripe [...]

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The nearly two months old right-to-be-forgotten ruling, handed down from the European Union Court of Justice, has resulted in Google receiving more than 70,000 requests to remove links to more than 276,000 web pages. The search-engine titan has already come under fire for attempting to manipulate the press by granting requests to [...]

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Is Bitcoin the “it” Coin?

On July 3, 2014 By Brenan Salgado

Bitcoin has taken the spotlight in the world of cryptocurrencies. Whether it’s Bitcoin’s name or a little beginner’s luck, this first attempt at cryptocurrency appears to be working and its first-mover advantage is paying off.

It’s acceptance as a viable digital currency seems to be growing every day. Beginning with Overstock.com in January, [...]

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This past Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided Aereo’s fate in a much-anticipated opinion regarding the legality of capturing over-the-air television broadcasts and delivering them via the Internet.

Aereo, a New York based start-up company, provides consumers the ability to watch television programs as they are being broadcasted on Internet connected devices. Since [...]

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