Matthew Walch

Matthew Walch

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Defend Trade Secrets Act Passes Congress

With President Obama’s signature expected, DTSA will allow for new federal civil suits, ex parte seizures, and whistleblower protections. After unanimously passing the Senate earlier this month, the Defend Trade Secrets...more

4/28/2016 - Asset Seizure Confidential Information Confidentiality Agreements Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Employment Contract Ex Parte Intellectual Property Protection Misappropriation Pending Legislation Private Right of Action Remedies Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies

5 Things to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act

Unanimous Senate approval of the federal trade secrets bill creates momentum for a new cause of action. After nearly a year-long delay, the Senate on April 4, 2016, unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA),...more

4/18/2016 - America Invents Act Asset Seizure Confidential Information Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Ex Parte Intellectual Property Protection Misappropriation Pending Legislation Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies

Trademark Tacking: Supreme Court Decides Who Decides

The United States Supreme Court settles circuit split, ruling that juries determine if a party’s revisions to a trademark impart the same commercial impression to consumers. Trademark owners often update their marks...more

2/9/2015 - Hana Financial v Hana Bank Jury Questions Likelihood of Confusion PepsiCo SCOTUS Tacking Trademarks

POM Wonderful Decision: Companies Cannot Rely on FDCA for Protection from False Advertising Liability

The US Supreme Court allows private parties to bring Lanham Act claims challenging product labels that otherwise satisfy the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In a battle of the beverages, the Supreme Court recently...more

7/1/2014 - Advertising Coca Cola False Advertising FDA FDCA Food Labeling Lanham Act NLEA POM Wonderful POM Wonderful v Coca Cola SCOTUS

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