Ever tried to search for directions on your so-called “smart” phone by the name of your intended destination? What if it directed you to the museum you searched, but unwittingly not the museum you intended to visit…in the same area?
Key takeaway: Where appropriate, confidentiality agreements should include promises not to reverse engineer the disclosing party’s technology.
Earlier this week, the House Judiciary Committee took an important step in the effort to create a federal right of action for the misappropriation of a trade secret.
The theme of the Madison, Wisconsin, Mifflin Street Block Party when it began in 1969 was “take a sharp stick and poke it in the eye of authority.”
On July 10, 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) issued its decision in Apple Inc. v. Deutsches Patent und Markenamt and recognized the possibility to register a three-dimensional representation of the design and layout of a retail store as a Community Trade Mark.
Unlike the vast majority of jurisdictions around the world, under the US Trademark Act, only someone “who has a bona fide intention, under circumstances showing the good faith of such person, to use a trademark in commerce may request registration of its trademark on the principal register.”
In this second blog of our series on social media promotion we are looking at the use of names – of people, brands or businesses – and likenesses.
We truly live in an amazing time, where nearly any person with access to a computer can obtain a nearly infinite amount of knowledge, create and distribute ideas and works of art to the entire world. Also, there are lots of cat videos and angry rants.
A couple months ago, I explained how the franchising experience of one of my favorite Nashville fast casual dining options - Calypso Cafe - provides valuable trademark lessons to start-up companies.
On September 17, 2015, the USPTO held the first “bicoastal” Biotechnology/Chemical/Pharmaceutical Customer Partnership meeting, with live participation from the USPTO’s main campus in Alexandria, VA and from San Jose University in San Jose, CA.