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By John Scruton
You may have heard by now that a certain Midwestern university that gets a lot of attention in this blog has filed an application to register the word THE as a trademark.
By Summer Young Ph.D.
As more states begin legalizing marijuana, there remains substantial tension with federal law, under which marijuana is illegal. Many trademark applicants have been unable to federally
By Alexandra MacKay
Seventy-five years ago this year, one of the most familiar public service images was created: Smokey Bear.
By Ashley Owens Hopkins, Robin McGuffin
Many employers have policies that reward perfect attendance in some fashion. A recent ruling from the Sixth Circuit makes clear that, in many cases
By Ashley W. Ward, Joshua Barnette
The Kentucky General Assembly has enacted KRS 411.167 which now requires a claimant commencing any civil action against a healthcare provider
By Alexandra MacKay
In its ongoing quest to preserve the integrity of the register, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the "PTO") has published new guidelines for the examination of specimens of use.
By K. Kelly White Bryant, Sarah Spurlock
House Bill 151, "An Act Relating to Insurance Fraud," was signed by the Kentucky Governor on March 26, 2019 and went into effect on June 27, 2019.
By William Gorton III
The regulation of hazardous waste in our nation is one of the most important and complicated programs.
By Whitney Frazier Watt, Jennifer Henry Jackson
Design thinking is considered by its adherents to be a "systematic approach to innovation and problem solving that is, fundamentally: user centered, experimental, responsive, intentional, and tolerant of failure."
By Mari-Elise Paul, Alexandra MacKay
On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Lanham Act's ban on the registration of immoral or scandalous trademarks as a violation of the First Amendment.
By Megan K. George, Kelly Ball
The construction industry is known for innovation and creative problem solving, and the industry's early adoption of cutting-edge virtual technologies is no exception.
By Mina N Khalil
At the conclusion of a bankruptcy, the court typically enters an order discharging the debtor from personal liability for most pre-bankruptcy debts.
By Alexandra MacKay
Recently, you may have heard the news about Tom Brady, a somewhat well-known quarterback in the professional sport of American football.
By Alexandra MacKay, Mari-Elise Paul, Erika Barnes
Last week, in Mission Products, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, ___ U.S. ___, Case No. 17-1657 (May 20, 2019), the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a circuit split ...
By Shannon Antle Hamilton
The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act ("KPWA") requires Kentucky employers, with 15 or more employees,
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