A recent hearing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides guidance as to the interpretation, reach, and application of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §...more
On May 8, a long time manufacturer of ceremonial paddles marketed to fraternities and sororities filed a petition for certiorari with the US Supreme Court seeking relief from an injunction barring him from using Greek...more
The Court of Chancery’s memorandum opinion in Eluv Holdings (BVI) Ltd. v. Dotomi, LLC awarded a defendant company summary judgment on plaintiffs’ claim for declaratory judgment regarding their purported ownership of...more
In this letter opinion, the Delaware Court of Chancery granted a motion to dismiss a breach of fiduciary duty claim under the doctrine of laches and rejected motions for oral argument and to recuse Chancellor Leo Strine....more
The Delaware Court of Chancery held that claims for breach of statutory and fiduciary duties against a custodian appointed under Section 226 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) failed as a matter of law because...more
In Mandel v. M & Q Packaging Corp., No. 11-3913, 2013 WL 141890 (3d Cir. Jan. 14, 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit "clarified" the application of the continuing violation doctrine as defined by the U.S....more
In This Issue:
- Hallford v. Fox Entertainment Group:
District court grants defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, finding that defendants’ television show Touch is not substantially...more
In this memorandum opinion, the Delaware Court of Chancery found that a member of a joint venture breached a limited liability company agreement, breached its fiduciary duties by usurping corporate opportunities, and violated...more
Adverse possession is a means of attempting to gain legal title to property by continuous possession of the property for at least seven consecutive years in an open, notorious, and visible manner such that it conflicts with...more
A § 256 claim for correction of inventorship does not accrue until the patent issues. [T]he failure to challenge inventorship before the PTO [does not] bar an inventor from later contesting inventorship under § 256.
Every so often, that ancient and seemingly out-dated distinction between legal and equitable claims (and defenses) derived in the English Chancery Courts hundreds of years ago rears its head and reminds all attorneys that...more
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