Stephen Wilson

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Update: President Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into Law and Imposes New Empoyer Whistleblower Immunity Notice...

President Barack Obama signed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. As discussed in a prior blog article, the new federal trade secret law provides a new federal civil...more

5/12/2016 - Barack Obama Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Employment Contract Intellectual Property Protection Misappropriation New Legislation Notice Requirements Private Right of Action Trade Secrets Whistleblower Protection Policies

Congress Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) and Imposes New Employer Whistleblower Immunity Notice Obligation

Congress has passed a new intellectual property law to protect trade secrets. The law provides a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. The law also imposes a new whistleblower immunity notice...more

5/10/2016 - Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Economic Espionage Act Misappropriation Trade Secrets Whistleblowers

US Copyright Office Reports: WIPO Internet Treaties Require No Copyright Act Amendment to Protect Exclusive “Making Available”...

Has the United States lived up to its obligations under the WIPO Internet Treaties to protect the exclusive “making available” right of copyright owners? Some would argue no, and that Congress should amend the U.S....more

2/25/2016 - ABC v Aereo Copyright Office International Treaties Internet Streaming Popular SCOTUS The Copyright Act World Intellectual Property Organisation

False Marking Alert: Could International Product Sales, Shipments, Or Manufacturing Land You In Prison?

Do you manufacture, ship, or sell products abroad that contain the ® trademark registration symbol on the products, labels, or packaging? If so, did you know that you may face criminal liability, imprisonment, fines, seizure...more

1/6/2016 - China Civil Monetary Penalty Criminal Liability Exports Foreign Trademark Imports Japan Popular Trademark Registration

Copyright and Trademark Protection for Your Logo Artwork

Trademark owners should consider applying to register copyright rights in their logo artwork, in addition to trademark registration. A logo may qualify for a copyright registration if it is sufficiently original and...more

10/19/2015 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Registration Customs and Border Protection Damages Injunctions Logos Statutory Damages Trademark Registration Trademarks

Closing the U.S. Border Gates Against Infringing Imports

Could infringing imports be jeopardizing your intellectual property rights without your knowledge? U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may be a valuable resource to protect your registered U.S. trademarks and copyrights,...more

7/1/2015 - Copyright Copyright Office Corporate Counsel Customs and Border Protection Imports Infringement ITC Patents Popular Trademarks USPTO Young Lawyers

Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage

On April 29, 2014, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the former Chairman and a current member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the Defend...more

5/16/2014 - Corporate Counsel Economic Espionage Act Misappropriation Theft Trade Secrets

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