Robert Van Arnam

Robert Van Arnam

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Cybersecurity Standards Apply to Thee, Not Me

“If there is anyone to blame, it is the perpetrators,” said Katherine Archuleta, Director of the federal Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”), to a Senate panel investigating the causes of the recent OPM cyberattack. ...more

7/1/2015 - Congressional Investigations & Hearings Cybersecurity Data Breach Encryption FTCA Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Section 5

Fourth Circuit Cleans Up Damages Award in Paper Towel Dispute and Sets Standard for the Award of Fees in Trademark Cases

In Georgia-Pac. Consumer Products LP v. von Drehle Corp., ___ F.3d ___, 2015 WL 1404765 (4th Cir. Mar. 30, 2015), as amended (Apr. 15, 2015), the Fourth Circuit reversed a damages award and clarified the standard for damages...more

4/29/2015 - Appeals Damages Exceptional Case Georgia Pacific Popular Trademark Infringement Trademark Litigation Trademarks

Clearing Up the Confusion as to Preclusion: Supreme Court’s Trademark Ruling Gives Deference to the Trademark Trial and Appeal...

B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 575 U.S. _____ (2015). The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that federal court decisions on “likelihood of confusion” can be precluded by earlier findings on the same...more

3/30/2015 - B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries Issue Preclusion Likelihood of Confusion Popular SCOTUS Trademark Infringement Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Trademarks

Supreme Court Clarifies Standing For False Advertising Claims Under The Lanham Act

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, in the case of Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., ___ S.Ct. ___, Case 12-873 (Mar. 25, 2014), settled an open issue regarding the relevant test for...more

3/28/2014 - False Advertising Lanham Act Lexmark Lexmark v Static Control Components SCOTUS

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