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Faux Hershey Settles

By Chastity Bobo On October 23, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Hershey Company has settled the trademark infringement lawsuit it filed in June against TinctureBelle, LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC, Colorado based marijuana-candy companies. Hershey claimed consumers would be confused by the similarities between marijuana-infused chocolate products and popular Hershey favorites. Other included claims were: trademark dilution, false designation of origin, unfair competition, and passing off.

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In the wake of the government’s indictment against members of Unit 61398, the Shanghai-based cyberunit of the People’s Liberation Army, economic cybertheft against private industries continues to rise. Last week, the FBI issued a private warning to industries that another high-level group of Chinese hackers [...]

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Disney Sued Over Frozen

By Danielle Dudding On October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Isabella Tanikumi has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company claiming Disney’s Frozen is not an original work, but instead the storyline and characters were stolen from her memoirs.

For the few people in the world who have yet to be exposed to Frozen, it features the story of two princesses, Elsa and [...]

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An Issue of National Security

By Richard Saunders On October 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment

A clash two decades in the making appears to finally be coming to a head. In response to public backlash over the National Security Agency’s (NSA) espionage tactics, tech companies are taking steps to rebuild trust with their customers by encrypting their networks end-to-end. On October 16, FBI [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

By Brenan Salgado On October 20, 2014 · Updated October 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment

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Ford attempts to dismiss a lawsuit against it regarding its use of digital audio recording devices that allow drivers to store personal music collections in cars. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge takes judicial notice of an order in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM [...]

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The New Online Gambling: Fantasy Sports

By Zachary Altman On October 17, 2014 · Updated October 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The year 2014 has seen an influx in a new market of fantasy sports–daily fantasy sports. The advertising slogan that has permeated the first few weeks of the NFL season: “You can win $56,000 playing fantasy football online!” These websites, led by Fanduel and DraftKings tap into the $70 Billion dollar fantasy football [...]

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Unraveling Legal Research

By Torrey Samson On October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

In 2012, struck by how little the legal research tools had changed in the past decade, two Stanford law students launched a website that would have the potential to cut research time by up to two thirds. Daniel Lewis and Nik Reed, graduates of Stanford Law, launched Ravel Law as a way to [...]

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The Supreme Court could have another opportunity to review an IP case decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Last week Google filed a petition for certiorari seeking to overturn the Federal Circuit’s decision in Oracle America v. Google, which found [...]

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