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U.S. Imposes Partial Embargo On Venezuela
On August 5, 2019, President Donald Trump issued an "Executive Order on Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela" (the "Order").
United States
9 Aug 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds State Law Rights Of Trademark Licensees And Other Non-Debtor Contract Parties In Bankruptcy
On May 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8-1 ruling in the case of Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.
United States
5 Jun 2019
Recent Federal Circuit Ruling Shows The Value Of The U.S. International Trade Commission In Addressing Intellectual Property Infringement
In a precedential opinion, the Federal Circuit on December 7, 2018 reversed the final determination of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ...
United States
22 Jan 2019
Separation Anxiety – UK Government Publishes Position On The Use Of Data And Protection Of Information Obtained Or Processed In UK Prior To Brexit
The UK Government has published a Technical note: Other Separation Issues reiterating "the joint UK and EU desire to establish a deep and special future partnership" and confirming the UK's position on technical issues ...
20 Mar 2018
Looking Beyond Patents At The International Trade Commission - Is The ITC An Underutilized Forum?
The ITC is first and foremost a trade forum tasked with ensuring international parity in trade.
United States
19 Oct 2017
Star Athletica vs. Varsity Brands: Supreme Court Rules On Copyrightability Of Apparel Design
The Supreme Court of the United States' decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. could result in increased opportunity with respect to the applicability of copyright law...
United States
3 Apr 2017
Supreme Court Holds Laches Is Not a Defense to Patent Infringement Damages
On March 21, 2017, in SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, the Supreme Court overturned long-standing Federal Circuit law regarding the defense of laches, holding that laches is not a defense to damages for patent infringement.
United States
22 Mar 2017
VIDEO: IP Strategies For Financial Technology
Leslie Spencer, an IP litigation partner, discusses the importance of developing a comprehensive and forward-looking intellectual property strategy for financial technology (FinTech) innovations.
United States
2 Feb 2017
Recent SCOTUS Decisions In Intellectual Property Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a landmark number of intellectual property cases during its 2013-2014 term.
United States
15 Jul 2014
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Broadcasting Companies In Aereo's Copyright Battle Over Internet Television Streaming
The United States Supreme Court on June 25, 2014, held that Aereo's system for capturing and recording broadcast TV programming, and then streaming that programming to individual subscribers, "performs" that programming "publicly" and so infringes the copyright holders exclusive right to transmit those works.
United States
1 Jul 2014
Supreme Court Sets New Test In Lexmark For Whether A Party Has Standing To Bring A False Advertising Claim Under The Lanham Act
On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., No. 12-873 (Mar. 25, 2014), ruled that a two-part inquiry pairing the zone-of-interests test and a proximate-cause requirement applies when determining standing for false advertising claims under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1152(a).
United States
28 Mar 2014
China Simplifies Cross-Border Funds Transfers Made As Part Of Intellectual Property Transactions
Synopsis: Historically, to complete a foreign exchange payment at a Chinese bank as part of a technology or intellectual property agreement, various registrations (with local Ministry of Commerce, the Patent Office or Trademark Office) were required.
23 Oct 2013
Southern District Of New York Holds Copyright First Sale Doctrine Does Not Apply To Digital Music Files; Resale Of Digital Music Through Transmit-And-Delete Process Violates Copyright Law
In "Capital Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc.", Judge Sullivan of the Southern District of New York held that the copyright "first sale doctrine is limited to ‘material items’" and cannot apply to digital files.
United States
15 Apr 2013
U.S. Supreme Court Creates Challenges For International Producers Of Copyrighted Works In Kirtsaeng First Sale Doctrine Decision
Kirtsaeng likely represents a further circumscribing of rights holders' ability to restrict movement or use of goods they allow to be licensed or sold.
United States
8 Apr 2013
ICANN Approves Plans To Launch New Top-Level Domains; Sets January 12, 2012 Start Date
In a long-awaited move with broad implications for brand owners, on Monday, June 20, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved plans to launch a potentially unlimited number of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
United States
24 Jun 2011
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