Revision Legal

109 E. Front St., Suite 309
Traverse City, MI 49684, United States
Phone: 855.473.8474
Fax: 269.235.9900
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Michigan
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

What is the Trademark Supplemental Register?

Many people are aware that the Lanham Act allows you to register a trademark. Many are less familiar with the fact that there are two registers: the Principal Register and the Supplemental Register. The Supplemental Register is…more
 /  Intellectual Property

International Trademarks: Japan has Embraced Color

Trademarking colors has been a complex and confusing legal history question. Color has always been allowed as part of the mark design, but for many years trademarking was denied for stand-alone colors and schemes. Even now the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

What is Contributory Trademark Infringement?

How does Amazon avoid being held liable for trademark infringement? We can find some answers by examining a case recently filed by Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, against Amazon. Daimler is alleging direct trademark…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Avoiding Data Breaches: Lessons From Regulations

In January of 2017, an amendment to the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (“FAR”) went into effect related to protecting private personal information and requiring privacy training for all federal government contractors. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Yes, Your Business Needs a Data Protection Officer

On May 28, 2018, new data protections laws and regulations go into effect for the European Union (“EU”). The new regulations are called the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Oil States Energy and SAS Institute: SCOTUS to Review Inter Partes Reviews

As we recently discussed with respect to the proposed STRONGER Patents Act of 2017, legal debate continues to swirl around inter partes reviews. The US Supreme Court has entered the ring recently by accepting certiorari on two…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Intent to Use Trademark Applications: 7 Factors to Consider

As we discussed, section 1(b) of the Lanham Act allows a person to file a trademark application prior to using the mark in commerce. 15 U.S.C. § 1051(b)(1). To do so, an applicant must have a bona fide intent to use the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

7 Lessons in Trademarks: Smashburger/In-N-Out Burger Battle Royale

According to recent news reports, fast-food hamburger chain, In-N-Out Burger (“In-N-Out”) has filed a federal lawsuit alleging trademark infringement against Smashburger, another fast-food hamburger chain. The trademark fight is…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Importing Products From China: Beware FCC Regulations

There are many startup and already successful e-commerce entrepreneurs who are importing products from China and then make good profits by re-selling them on Amazon and/or on similar online sales platforms…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

Trademarking a Scent: Hasbro Not Succeeding Yet

It was reported back in March 2017 that Hasbro, Inc., submitted an application to trademark the distinctive scent of Play-Doh, the Hasbro-owned toy modeling clay that we all probably remember playing with as children. Hasbro…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

2017 Security Breaches: Frequency and Severity on the Rise (Updated)

We periodically update this post with recent data breach statistics. Now that we’re into the final quarter of 2017, it’s time to look back at the largest data breaches of 2017. This was originally published in December, 2016…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trademark Genericide: How To Protect Your Brand

Xerox, aspirin, thermos, and hoover were all once trademarks that lost their protected status because their names became generic. Most recently, Google’s trademark status was challenged unsuccessfully…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Copyrighting Design Elements of a “Useful Item”: Lessons From Star Athletica

In general, no copyright protection is available for the design of something that is “useful.” “Useful” is defined by the Copyright Act as something with “an intrinsic utilitarian function that is not merely to portray the…more
 /  Intellectual Property

How to Protect Trade Secrets Under Federal Law

Trade secrets are among the most valuable forms of intellectual property owned by any business. Those trade secrets should be and must be protected from misappropriation and unauthorized disclosure. As recently reported, trade…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Update Your Browsewrap and Clickwrap Agreements

A recent California case reminds businesses and website owners that browsewrap and clickwrap agreements must be conspicuous for courts to enforce them. See Long v. Provide Commerce, Inc., 245 Cal.App.4th 855 (2nd Dist. 2016). It…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection
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