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Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: June 2017

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, Uber announced that it had fired Anthony Levandowski, the former lead engineer for Google’s autonomous vehicle unit. Uber hired Levandowski to lead its efforts to develop a self-driving automobile. The firing...more

Employment Law 2016 Review

by Barley Snyder on

Preparing for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania - Marijuana legalization reached Pennsylvania in 2016, bringing with it a host of new questions employers are going to have to answer. Signed into law on April 17, the...more

The Supreme Court - December, 2016

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in seven cases on Friday afternoon: Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189: 1) Whether a "conditional sale" that transfers title to...more

Employment Practices Newsletter - May 2016

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Department of Labor's Persuader Rule Convinces No One - The Department of Labor's controversial Final Rule on Persuader Reporting became effective April 25, 2016. The Rule significantly strengthens a union's rights under...more

Points & Authorities - Winter 2016

by Buchalter on

Attention California Employers: New Employment Laws Affecting Your Business Take Effect on January 1, 2016 - In past years the Governor of California has enacted new laws related to employment that place additional...more

The Door Is Open To Disparaging Trademarks

by Nossaman LLP on

Federal Circuit Rules § 2(A) of tThe Lanham Act Unconstitutional - Refusal to Register Disparaging Marks Held Unconstitutional - On December 22, 2015, the Federal Circuit in In re Simon Shiao Tam ruled that Section...more

The TAKE OFF Campaign - Cavalli-er attitude or religious hyper-sensitivity?

There is a general rule that you don’t talk about sex, religion or politics at work. I did politics in my last Letter from Europe, and this time, I’m touching on the religious theme. (As I don’t think the firm would take...more

(A Short History of) The Misuse of Trademarks to Control Free Expression

by Ronald Coleman on

Paper included in the CLE materials for a panel on which I was a participant at the American Intellectual Property Law Association's annual meeting on October 24, 2013. The Panel was entitled "Trademarks, Goodwill and Free...more

DOMA goes down - Copyright goes up - U.S. v. Windsor, Supreme Court, No. 12-307, decided June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court today handed down a far reaching decision throwing out an attempt by Congress to deny the benefits conferred by federal law on same sex couples legally married under state law holding that the Defense of...more

Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress

by Bloomberg Law on

June 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about her new book entitled "The Roberts Court: The Struggle For The Constitution."...more

Boarding School Review, LLC v. Delta Career Education Corp.

Order GRANTING Plaintiff's Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to FRCP 12(b)(6)

by Ronald Coleman on

Plaintiff operates a website called Community College Review. It received multiple cease and desist letters, which escalated in the severity of their threats, from counsel for certain institutions about which routine,...more

In re Simon Shiao Tam

Ex Parte Appeal Brief of Simon Tam of the PTO's Refusal to Register THE SLANTS Trademark

by Ronald Coleman on

From the Preliminary Statement: This is not yet another case of a member of an ethnic group seeking registration of a supposedly offensive slur on the ground that group members, or he in particular, have “embraced” the...more

Geolocational Privacy Law Evolved Slowly in 2012

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

The law of geolocational privacy continued to evolve in 2012 even though the Supreme Court sidestepped the issue in a potential landmark case. Despite the lack of clarity from the Supreme Court, there will be more...more

Indiana Sex Offender Social Website Ban Law Is Unconstitutional

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

An Indiana statute prohibiting most registered sex offenders from using social networking websites is unconstitutional because it is an overly broad infringement of First Amendment rights. The Indiana law prohibited...more

Trademark Registration Application for THE SLANTS

THE SLANTS Trademark Registration Application, Office Actions and Responses, plus Notice of Appeal

by Ronald Coleman on

Can THE SLANTS be registered as a trademark? In fact, there are many trademark registrations for the word SLANT. But what if the person who wants to register the mark is Asian? According to the PTO, then the mark may not...more

Boarding School Review, LLC v. Delta Career Education Corp.

First Amended Complaint and Jury Demand

by Ronald Coleman on

Plaintiff operates a website called Community College Review. It received multiple cease and desist letters, which escalated in the severity of their threats, from counsel for certain institutions about which routine,...more

Sorensen v Giant International

Amended Motion for Reconsideration of Joint Order Entering Stay in Sorensen Cases

by Melody A. Kramer on

Plaintiff patent holder requests reconsideration of a stay order continuing stay of 18 infringement suits for another year after 2+ year stays pending reexamination of the subject patent by the USPTO. The motion...more

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