When is a trademark not a trademark? When it no longer performs the source identification function for which it was adopted.
In recent weeks, we have continued to see copyright lawsuits against broadcasters filed by photographers who allege that their photos have been used without permission.
Earlier this week, the FTC announced settlement of one of the few “Made in USA” cases the agency has litigated in recent years.
After the 112th and 113th Congress produced the two least productive legislative sessions in modern history, the 114th Congress has picked up the pace and passed legislation—which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on October 7, 2016—that will provide some welcome tax relief for Olympic and Paralympic medalists.
Cyber risk has been high on the agenda of financial services regulators for some time now. In the UK, the FCA specifically addressed its concerns in its 2015/2016 Business Plan and it has an on-going programme of work which includes…
Earlier this month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) published its decision in the case of Maria Sharapova in her appeal against a 24-month ban imposed by an Independent Tribunal following a positive test for the prohibited substance meldonium.
On October 13, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s decision in the FTC’s case against AT&T alleging that the company dramatically reduced…
What to Do When a Local Political Candidate Appears in a Spot Advertisement for a Commercial Business
This has been an unusual political year, as the number of political broadcasting legal issues that have arisen seems far smaller than in past election cycles.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in a recent Advice Memorandum (NLRB Case No. 13-CA-157467), has effectively ended the closely-watched enforcement action against Northwestern University on whether certain intercollegiate student-athletes are statutory employees for purposes of the National Labor Relations Act.
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.