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The Business of Trademarks: Part 2

Even if you are successful in federally registering your mark, misuse of your mark may result in losing your right to enforce the registration. The term misuse is relative and generally does not lead to a removal from the...more

The Business of Trademarks: Part 1

You’re a small business owner from central Pennsylvania on vacation in Helena, Montana. You’re on your way to your campsite and look up to notice a billboard, one of the hundreds you’ll see while on your trip. However, this...more

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 4

(NOTE: This is the final part of a series of alerts linking intellectual property and economic strategy.) Once a business identifies that it has acquired intellectual property, business policies and conduct can make...more

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 3

(NOTE: This is part 3 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual property and economic strategy. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. Check back each week for a new installment.) - Selling Intellectual Property...more

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 2

(NOTE: This is part 2 of 4 in a series of alerts linking intellectual property and economic strategy. You can read part 1 here. Check back each week for a new installment.) Monitoring and Identifying Existing and New...more

Intellectual Property and Business: Part 1

In business, an asset is anything of value owned by a company, and managing those assets is a complete and structured approach to long-term success for that business. Too often, a business overlooks their intellectual...more

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning Offensive Trademark Registrations

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal trademark law containing a clause that restricted the federal registration of “disparaging trademarks.”...more

What Can Go Wrong When You Offer Public Internet Access

By providing public internet access, a business owner may find that he or she is responsible for activity conducted by patrons who use that access. While this area of law is still very much unsettled, a business owner may be...more

President Barack Obama Signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act

On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) 2016. The DTSA provides a federal right of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets. Unlike previous actions, whereby an entity could...more

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