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Governor Kemp Proclaims October 2019 As "Intellectual Property Month" In Georgia
Through the efforts of the Georgia Intellectual Property (IP) Alliance (GIPA) — a non-profit organization that is bringing together community and lay leaders
United States
10 Oct 2019
Senate Passes Tax Reform – Individual Mandate Penalty Eliminated
Early Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate passed tax reform along party lines, by a vote of 51 to 49.
United States
5 Jun 2019
House Bill 311 – Seeking Limitations On Sovereign Immunity
House Bill 311, sponsored by Rep. Andy Welch (R-McDonough) and passed by both the House and the Senate,
United States
28 May 2019
Federal Shutdown Delays EPA Rule Rewrites
The EPA's original target for completion of the rule changes was March 2019 which appears highly unlikely given the 33 day delay.
United States
5 Feb 2019
California Amends Safe Harbor Proposition 65 Warning Requirements For Pesticide Exposure Warnings
On November 27, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an amendment to Section 25603 of Title 27, California Code of Regulations
United States
17 Dec 2018
Senate's Repeal And Replace Bill May Be Dead On Arrival
Senate Republican leaders may not be able to muster the votes needed to pass the latest version of "repeal and replace," after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me.) said she couldn't envision voting for the bill.
United States
2 Oct 2017
USPTO Issues New Guidance To Trademark Examiners In Light Of Tam Ruling
On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued Examination Guide 1-17 to address the Supreme Court's decision Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017), which held that the disparagement...
United States
21 Jul 2017
The Slants Mark Registrable As Prohibition Of Derogatory Marks Held Unconstitutional By The Supreme Court
On June 19, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ____ (2017), unanimously holding the disparagement clause in the Lanham Act unconstitutional...
United States
3 Jul 2017
Ninth Circuit Outlines Standard For Agency Reversal Of Policy
With an election year comes speculation about who will win the Presidency and whether the new Administration could reverse some of the more controversial programs of the Obama Administration...
United States
1 Mar 2016
Eye Opening Decision: Federal Circuit Finds THE SLANTS Mark Disparaging But Registrable
On December 22, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a landmark decision holding the federal prohibition on registration of "disparaging" trademarks unconstitutional and in conflict with the First Amendment.
United States
4 Jan 2016
Federal Court Finds Georgia Garnishment Statute Unconstitutional
The District Court's order enjoined Gwinnett County courts from issuing garnishment summons under the current forms and procedures.
United States
13 Oct 2015
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