Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498, United States
Phone: (612) 340-2600
Fax: (612) 340-2868
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Three Reasons to File a Design Patent with your Utility Patent

When filing a utility patent that includes design elements, the patentee is often faced with the question “should I also file a design patent?” The patentee may answer with “there is no need to file the design patent since the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

SEC Claims Individual, Firm Engaged In Unregistered Dealer Business

The Commission’s recently released report on the Enforcement Division identified retail investors and cyber as key areas of emphasis for Enforcement under Chairman Clayton. Examples of the retail focus are actions involving…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Enforcement: Another Look At Last Fiscal Year

The SEC published its statistics for the last fiscal year in a glossy report centered on a discussion of the new retail/cyber focus of the Enforcement Division. Statistics are not the sole measure of success the agency stated…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

#MarketingLaw – Fake News, Auto-Renewal Subscription Plans, Influencers and the Latest from the FTC

We are back from the 2017 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference, Break Through: Legal Strategies for Dynamic Businesses. It was a great three days in Chicago of educational seminars and networking with colleagues, clients, friends…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Judge Bencivengo Refuses to Change Her Stripes - District Court Doubles Down on Romero and Again Dismisses TCPA Claim for Lack of Article III Standing

She may be the only judge in the country still actively dismissing TCPA claims for lack of Article III standing following Spokeo, but Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo demonstrated on Thursday that she is not going to change her views…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Commission published a report on the new focus of the Enforcement Division, listing key priorities as cases involving retail customers and cyber issues. Groups have been established within the Division to focus on each of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Do You Need a Risk Factor for Proposed U.S. Federal Income Tax Reform?

Tax reform efforts by Congress are ongoing, and the substance of the tax bills remains fluid. However, for foreign corporations with U.S. operations, there are some specific potential risks to consider, such as additional…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The TTAB Issued a TKO to a Licensee’s Claim of Priority

When two boxing companies sparred before the TTAB, the gloves came off—and that wasn’t only because the dispute concerned a trademark registration for boxing gloves. In Moreno v. Pro Boxing Supplies, Inc., the petitioner, Julie…more
 /  Intellectual Property

SEC Enforcement: A New Approach – A Year in Statistics

The SEC reiterated the new retail investor/cyber focus for its Enforcement Division while publishing the statistics for the Division’s work for the last fiscal year. The report attempts to put a group of statistics showing that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Competitor’s Claim of False Advertising Through Use of Certification Mark Dismissed

In Board-Tech Elec. Co. v. Eaton Electric Holdings LLC, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently dismissed a novel claim that a competitor’s authorized use of a third party’s certification mark in…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Consultant, Long Time Friend Settle SEC Insider Trading Charges

SEC Enforcement is shifting focus to consumers and cyber-security according to the Chairman. Whether that marks the end of “broken windows” and many of the programs the approach spawned is yet to be seen. Regardless, insider…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Supreme Court - November 13, 2017

Today, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the three cases: Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, No. 16-1435: Is Minnesota Statute Section 211B.11, which broadly bans all political apparel at the polling place, facially…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

SEC Charges Wells Fargo With Failing to File SARs

The Commission has an on-going program monitoring whether broker-dealers timely file suspicious activity reports or SARS with the Financial Crimes Network or FinCEN. Its most recent case in this area focused on the failure of a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

This Week In Securities Litigation

The DOJ unsealed criminal charges against five individuals involved in the Rolls-Royce FCPA action previously brought by the DOJ, SFO and Brazilian authorities. The charges were filed in the Southern District of Ohio. Each…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

“Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”: How to get yourself fired for a Facebook post

Social media has created a minefield of concerns for both employees and employers. The news is full of stories of employees documenting their questionable off-duty conduct on social media, or posting comments containing racist…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law
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