The Federal Circuit recently issued an opinion in the case In re Owens affecting the range of permissible claim changes in design patents. In re Owens, Appeal No. 2012-1261 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 26, 2013). Unlike utility patents,...more
In a petition recently filed in the U.S. Tax Court, a taxpayer has challenged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation that provides that the IRS can reallocate income between affiliates even when foreign law prohibits...more
According to this classic 1958 commercial, Mr. Clean does everything: floors, doors, halls, and walls! (I don’t think I’d take Mr. Clean to my diamond jewelry though as the commercial suggests). It turns out that Mr. Clean...more
Although the landscape of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) preemption of private Surgeon General class action claims continues to shift under our feet in California, first with POM and recently with this case,...more
In This Issue:
• Bottle Design and Bottle Cap Design Are Both Entitled to Trademark Registration
• Disney Owns Winnie-the-Pooh Trademarks
• Apple Loses Claim Against Amazon for Use of Appstore
When the Activist Investor Conference 2013 convenes next week in New York City, there will be no shortage of optimism among those who make their livings ousting boards, shaking up managements, and dismantling monolithic...more
Would you place this mouth wash bottle on your bathroom counter or hide it under the counter?
The answer to this question, it appears, can have a material impact on whether the shape and design of the bottle functions as...more
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