Category Archives: Trademarks

Making a Federal Case Out of Your Trade Secrets: DTSA Creates Federal Civil Action for Trade Secret Owners

Authored by Andrew McNeil Want to make a federal case out of your trade secrets? It got easier to do just that after President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law on May 11, 2016. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Gives Power Back to Juries in Trademark Cases

If the wording or design of your trademark has evolved over the years, the decision on Wednesday in Hana Financial v. Hana Bank is important. It is the second in a row this week where our top court endorsed the … Continue reading

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The Iggy Azalea Injunction

The music business streams into courtrooms story after story of the grimy details behind a commercial success. Amethyst Kelly is the Australian rapper and model known as Iggy Azalea who achieved fast fame in both occupations after coming to America. … Continue reading

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“Would Further Encourage Parties to Employ Litigation as a Weapon Against Their Competitors…”

That’s what Chief Justice Roberts in Monday’s unanimous opinion says a small shoe company’s arguments against the validity of trademarks of its giant competitor would do. ALREADY, LLC, DBA YUMS v. NIKE, INC., ( Slip Opinion, January 9, 2013), http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-982_i425.pdf. The encouragement would come from … Continue reading

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