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Notorious “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager who infamously raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill, is currently serving a seven-year sentence for securities fraud. His sentencing also included a Continue Reading

The landscape of collegiate sports is ever-evolving. Collegiate athletes are bigger, stronger, and faster than in previous eras and are being recruited at much younger ages than before. As more talent flows into athletic programs, colleges and the NCAA have been able to profit not only from the abilities of student-athletes, but also from their [...]

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Tensions Flare in the Ongoing “Narcos” IP Battle

On September 29, 2017 By cmfoote

Tensions have reached a new high in the ongoing Narcos IP battle after the brother of deceased drug kingpin Pablo Escobar suggested that the show should hire “hitmen” to serve as security for the production. This comes in the wake of the shooting death in Mexico of a location scout for the hit Netflix [...]

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The Rise of Predictive Legal Technology

On March 3, 2016 By tricker

Lawyer’s desks are often cluttered with papers.  There are files upon files.  Accordion folders are part and parcel for a deal closing or court hearing.  These papers and their content are often why the resolution of a legal issue is expensive and prolonged.  While technology has already affected many areas of the law and made [...]

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On February 9, 2016, the London-based British luxury apparel brand, Burberry, filed a lawsuit against J.C. Penney Corp. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleged that J.C. Penney infringed upon Burberry’s trademark of its signature “Burberry check” pattern. The complaint also contained allegations of federal counterfeiting, and multiple other state [...]

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the Oscars, take places next Sunday, February 28th. This year’s Oscars have already been ripe with controversy, but the problems haven’t stopped yet. Earlier this week, the Academy sued Lash Fary, founder of Distinctive Assets, for trademark infringement in California federal court. Distinctive Assets is [...]

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Can You Copyright Apparel?

On October 27, 2015 By zcrane

On August 19th, 2015, an en banc panel on the Sixth Circuit ruled that cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection. This decision prompted the losing party, Star Athletica, to request that the panel overturn the decision, citing “immense practical implications” for the apparel industry. The split Sixth Circuit panel found that stripes, chevrons and [...]

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No True Master of TestMasters

On September 7, 2015 By jblasco

For over a decade, two test prep companies operating under the name “TestMasters” have been quarreling in court for federal registration of the official trademark for “TestMasters” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Just last month, on August 21, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit put an [...]

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The Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration was established in 1958 with the purpose of providing international protection for appellations of origin.  The Agreement sets up an international register and ensures that registered appellations receive the same protection in all member countries as they do in [...]

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Washington Redskins Trademark Hail Mary

On November 5, 2014 By Travis Gray

Last Monday night the Washington Redskins football team needed a field goal in overtime to beat the Dallas Cowboys. When it comes to the team’s ongoing trademark litigation, however, they may need a Hail Mary to beat the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Trial [...]

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