Is “Tiffany” Generic Branding?

By | DuetsBlog | January 23, 2014
Is “Tiffany” Generic Branding?

Genericide kills trademark rights.  It has been alleged that “Tiffany setting,” encompassing the famous TIFFANY mark owned by Tiffany and Company (“Tiffany”), is merely a generic term for a type of engagement ring.

Size Still Matters to Merger & Acquisition Regulators

By | CommLawBlog | January 23, 2014
Size Still Matters to Merger & Acquisition Regulators

As the recovery from the economic turmoil of the late oughts gathers steam, the federal government has performed its annual ritual of gazing into its crystal ball, furrowing its regulatory brow, and announcing the thresholds it will use for automatic federal review of mergers and acquisitions for the coming year.