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Contact: Deb DuBois

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Flash in the Panama

Many of you may have heard recently that (in)famous dictator and all-around terrible (misunderstood?) person Manuel Noriega has sued Activision..…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Airing a new logo: Airbnb

For those of you who are into traveling, you are probably very familiar with the trendy Airbnb, a travel site that lets you book a stay at someone’s home instead of a hotel. They are part of a growing trend of websites making…more
| Communications & Media Law

Believe What You Want, But Who Will Win?

In case you were unaware, the (Men’s) World Cup happened over the last two months and is now over (the Women’s World Cup is next year, in Canada). I Believe that if you followed Team USA at all, you probably heard the infectious…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Qat(ar) It Out: Should Qatar Stop Recruiting Promising African Players?

Now that the 2014 World Cup is over, its time to move on…and write about the 2022 World Cup (sorry 2018 World Cup, I promise I’ll catch up with you later). The 2022 tournament is currently scheduled to occur in Qatar…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

MN Supreme Court: Creditors May Void Fraudulent Transfers of Assets in Uncontested Divorces

On July 9, 2014, in Citizens State Bank Norwood Young America v. Gordon Brown, et al., the Minnesota Supreme Court held that Minnesota's Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("MUFTA") may be applied to transfers of assets made as a…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Family Law, Business Torts

Dethroning a Right to Register a Trademark?

Last month, you will recall we wrote about the important difference between the right to register a trademark and the right to use a trademark..…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

The World Cup of Counterfeit All-Stars

There’s a sports fever in the air of the homeland of the DuetsBlog team. The World Cup final is Sunday and, from my office window, I have seen an ever-growing number of soccer fans on the rooftop lawn of Brit’s Pub to watch the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Description of a Trademark with the USPTO

Continuing our discussion — from yesterday and the day before – about the description of a mark provided to the USPTO during the registration process, the below images from two unrelated federally-registered, non-verbal logos…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Pepsi Gets Grip on MLB All-Star Extravaganza

How cool is it to have the MLB All-Star Game and related events, right here in Minneapolis? Very. As the advertisement shows, Pepsi is playing a large role in the event, as the “Official Soft Drink” of the MLB All-Star…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Apple’s Word Count for Non-Verbal Branding

A picture is said to say a thousand words, and ironically that is almost literally and exactly true when it comes to Apple’s focus on non-verbal icon branding…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

It’s ‘MERICA Weekend

July 4th weekend usually makes me think of three things: the cabin, my favorite random historical facts about Presidents (did you know this?), and the Declaration of Independence. In fact, I always encourage people on July 4th…more
| Intellectual Property

Update: IKEA Voids the Warranty on its Demand Letter

A few weeks back, we discussed IKEA’s claim of trademark infringement against the popular website, IKEAhackers.net, and the resulting online backlash…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Cybersecurity: Having a Privacy Policy is Not Enough

With the rash of significant data security incidents that occurred in 2013 and have continued to this day, it is increasingly important for companies to have an updated cybersecurity preparedness plan. The World Economic Forum…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

ED Ads: Humor From Across the Pond

On this last day of the month, we are shedding almost all seriousness to stand at attention while examining some recent London taxi cab humor — from the perspective of Lloyds Pharmacy – about treating the affliction of erectile…more
| Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

IP Solicitation Scams on the Rise

In recent months, an increasing number of companies have reported receiving official-looking intellectual property notices and solicitations. These fraudulent solicitations may take the form of invoices, renewal notices, or…more
| Intellectual Property
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