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Idaho Unclaimed Property Rule: Insurers Must Confirm Whether Insureds Have Died

In a recently issued notice of rulemaking, the Idaho State Treasurer’s Office has proposed a temporary rule that, if permanently adopted, would alter two key definitional provisions in the state’s unclaimed property laws...more

United States Trade Secrets Law

The America Invents Act (AIA) changes the traditional calculus in determining whether to seek patenting an invention or to maintain it as a trade secret. This shift in intellectual property protection is the result of two...more

Trademark Review - February 2014

Applicant Successfully Avoids Fraud Claim by Consenting to Judgment on Abandonment Claim - In a precedential opinion, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted the Applicant’s motion for entry of judgment on the...more

Trademarks 101 PART 4: Avoiding Mistakes–Don’t Ignore Abandoned Applications or Cancelled Registrations

Here’s another mistake startups and entrepreneurs make when it comes to protecting their brand or image: Even if they’re trying to go through the trademark process and conduct searches, many startups and entrepreneurs...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Upstream Developments -- Latin America Overview of PEMEX’s 3rd Round Model Service Contract

On October 18, 2012, Pemex Exploración y Producción (PEP) published a model contract to be used in the bidding for E&P contracts in Chicontepec (the “Model”), an area in the eastern coastal plains of Mexico estimated to...more

Use It or Lose It — Trademark Abandonment

The central foundation of U.S. trademark law is that a trademark is created by use of a particular name and/or design in commerce, so that the mark comes to represent, in the eyes of the target customers, your particular...more

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