Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit ruled en banc in Lexmark v. Impression, the most significant exhaustion ruling since the Supreme Court’s Quanta decision.
We have written several times about the FTC’s effort to rein in what it sees as unsubstantiated cognitive improvement claims (see prior blogs: Brain Training, Lumosity, Word Smart, and Your Baby Can Read).
On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Starbucks. The class alleged a violation of Illinois’ Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, among other claims.
Once you have identified your marks and sought protection through registration for some or all of them, there are still going to be other issues that you will need to consider.
De-certifiably Natural – Ninth Circuit Finds “All Natural” Label May Be Misleading While Upholding Class Decertification
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed in part and affirmed in part a Northern District of California ruling (discussed previously, here) concerning the “All Natural Fruit” labeling on Dole’s packaged fruit products.
Hope Solo: An Apology, a Female Sports Star and a Reminder of the On-going Equal Pay Issues in US Women’s Soccer
Hope Solo, the former goalkeeper for the US women’s soccer team, appeared on Swedish television on Friday night and apologised for her actions during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Fragmentation Instead of Level-playing Field? How the German Government’s Announced White Paper On Digital Platforms Adds to Regulatory Uncertainty On Topical Issues of the Digital Economy After Brexit
Many digital platforms attract consumers and businesses on a global basis. It is a challenge for national regulators to enforce competition law and other regulatory provisions against such international players. Germany´s Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, argued in a similar way in an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt on 5 October 2016.
OK, you may be more used to political correctness being inserted into this phrase but I would argue Health and Safety is a (relatively!) close second.
Earlier this week, our friends at the broadcast and digital media consulting and research firm Jacobs Media posted an article on their blog called “What Could Possibly Go Wrong,”