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Amazon Search for MTM Watches May Confuse Customers

Amazon’s search results are creating enough confusion over a high-priced watch to require a jury to decide if there is trademark infringement, the Ninth Circuit found, reversing the trial court’s dismissal of the case. MTM Special…more

When All Else Fails, Look to Fee-Shifting Statutes to Recover Attorney’s Fees

Your company is considering a lawsuit. Or maybe you’ve just been served with a summons and complaint. You’ve evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the claims, and you’re confident that, when the case ends, you’ll be the prevailing…more

District Courts Have No Jurisdiction to Review Board Decision for Interferences Declared after September 15, 2012 - Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research

Addressing the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) on judicial review of interference proceedings, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that a district court may not review Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB…more

Federal Banking Agencies Issue Final Flood Insurance Rule

On June 22, the federal banking agencies issued a joint final rule that modifies the mandatory purchase of flood insurance regulations to implement some provisions of the Biggert-Waters and Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Acts…more

DOL’s Internship Test Rejected by Second Circuit Creating Conflict with New Connecticut Law

Did you enjoy the fireworks last week? I’m not talking about the real Independence Day fireworks; rather, it’s a new Second Circuit decision that should have employment lawyers popping this morning…more

Georgia Enacts “Mini”-FCRA

For more than four decades, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) has regulated consumer reporting agencies (“CRAs”) that furnish consumer reports (i.e., background checks) to third parties such as employers. Over the years…more

Vacation Homes and Taxation

Summer is in full swing and PK Law thought it an appropriate time to discuss the tax implications of owning a vacation home. The general benefits of such ownership are obvious: a cheaper family vacation over the short term;…more

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling - What Does It Mean for Employee Benefit Plans?

In a 5-4 decision announced last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states are required to recognize same-sex marriages. This ruling follows the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in U.S. v. Windsor that…more

Africa Update - July 2015

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt from Leading…more

Elimination of Rule 84 and Form 18 Could Increase Pleading Standards in Patent Cases

In an order issued in late April of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court, without comment, adopted changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that were approved in September by the Judicial Conference of the United States. The rule…more

Mobile App Developer Settles with FTC and New Jersey AG Over Virtual Currency Mining

On June 29, a mobile app developer entered into an agreement with the FTC and the New Jersey AG to settle allegations that the developer engaged in deceptive and unfair practices by marketing its rewards app, called “Prized,” as being…more

Upper Tribunal Upholds FCA's Decision To Fine And Prohibit Financial Adviser For Poor Record Keeping And Compliance Failures

We consider here the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) in which the tribunal upheld the FCA's decision to fine and prohibit a financial adviser, Clive Rosier, for poor record keeping and compliance failures…more

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