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There are Few Absolutes In Likelihood of Confusion; Apparently Fame isn’t one of Them

In Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC v. Fairmont Holdings, LLC, [2016-1089] (May 24, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision denying cancellation of Fairmont’s Reg. No. 4213619 on the mark...more

Supreme Court Set to Settle Dispute over Washington Redskins Trademark Registration

by Varnum LLP on

There has been another twist in the story of the long battle by Native American interest groups to obtain revocation of the U.S. registration of the infamous Washington Redskins trademark. This is another step in the 20-year...more

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in USPTO Appeal of Slants Decision: Whether The Ban On Offensive Trademarks Violates The First...

The Supreme Court granted the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s petition for certiorari in In re Tam, 117 USPQ2d 1101 (Fed. Cir. 2016). In that case, the USPTO denied registration of an application to register the...more

Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Win Appeal Defeating Northwestern Football Players' Attempt to Form Union

by Cozen O'Connor on

The National Labor Relations Board announced on August 17, 2015 that it would not assert jurisdiction over Northwestern University’s scholarship football student-athletes in their bid to be recognized as “employees” and form...more

En Banc Ninth Circuit Ruling Restores Certainty to Federal Recognition of "Indian Lands"

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On June 4, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its en banc decision in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, a case in which Big Lagoon Rancheria, a federally recognized Indian tribe, sought to compel the State of...more

Australia: Perth Glory suspended, fined and going to Supreme Court

by DLA Piper on

Perth Glory have been fined $269,000 and ejected from the finals series of the A-League after being found guilty of salary cap breaches....more

€ 500 million VLT gaming fee confirmed?

by DLA Piper on

The interim claim on the € 500 million video lottery fee has been rejected by Italian courts raising the question on whether the € 200 million payment due at the end of April shall be paid....more

Dutch judge: online operator does not have to refund gambling losses

by DLA Piper on

Through its website, the remote gambling operator gave the opportunity to participate in remote games of chance. Now that it is still not legally permitted to offer remote games of chance targeted to the Dutch market, the...more

Australia: Siren. Full Federal Court decision against James Hird to stand. ASADA power to undertake cooperative investigation with...

by DLA Piper on

James Hird has decided not to appeal to the High Court regarding the decision of ASADA to issue show cause notices to Essendon Football Club (Essendon) players....more

Essendon v ASADA: Joint doping investigation legal, says Federal Court of Australia

by DLA Piper on

On 19 September 2014, Australia’s Federal Court dismissed the Essendon Football Club’s (Essendon) litigation against the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA). Justice Middleton determined that the “joint...more

Pojoaque’s Plan to Seek an Imposed Contract: Is Interior’s Process Consistent with IGRA?

by Dickinson Wright on

The Pueblo of Pojoaque needs a new Class III gaming compact by June 2015 in order to continue operating its casinos which are located north of Santa Fe. However, the Pueblo objected to the financial concessions being demanded...more

Sports Law - Feb 25, 2014: Losing Streak: Athletes Seeking Workers’ Comp. In California Suffer Setbacks

Professional athletes seeking to take advantage of California’s historically beneficial workers’ compensation scheme suffered back-to-back defeats to close out 2013. Even as public attention to the long-term effects of...more

Gaming Legal News - December 20, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 28

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - Indian Gaming Issues To Watch In 2013 - Will The Ex Parte Young Doctrine Swallow Tribal Sovereign Immunity Whole? - Detroit Casinos’ November Revenues Decrease From Save Month Last Year: Michigan...more

Business Litigation Report -- December 2012

In This Issue: Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel Deutschland Named “IP Law Firm of the Year” and “Patent Law Firm of the Year” by JUVE ..Intellectual Property Trial Lawyer Amar Thakur Joins Quinn Emanuel...more

IP Update, Vol. 15, No. 11, November 2012

by McDermott Will & Emery on

IN THIS ISSUE: Patents - ..Is It Time to Take a New Look at Appellate Review of PTO Claim Construction? ..Limits on the Use of the Disclosure-Dedication Rule Under Doctrine of Equivalents ..Causal...more

Court Rules in UNC Football Public Records Dispute

by Brooks Pierce on

North Carolina Superior Court Judge Howard Manning recently ruled on the scope of protection for documents related to the highly-publicized investigation of irregularities in the University of North Carolina football program....more

10 Questions About the Harassment Lawsuit Against Geno Auriemma

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Yesterday, a security director for the NBA filed a lawsuit against USA Basketball, UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma, and the NBA. It is just that — a complaint — nothing more and nothing less. Yet it is treated...more

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