Successful Evolution of an Unlicensed Business Model?

By | DuetsBlog | August 19, 2012
Successful Evolution of an Unlicensed Business Model?

Brand owners and managers may wonder, is a trademark license required when another’s unregistered color scheme is used? Depending on the facts, it may very well be. About four years ago brand owners scored a major victory in LSU v. Smack Apparel, when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to the existence and successful enforcement of non-traditional and unregistered trademark rights in color schemes when combined with ”other identifying indicia”

Manhattan District Attorney Considers Formal Charges Against Computer Programmer for Alleged Theft of Confidential Trading Codes

By | Trading Secrets | August 18, 2012
Manhattan District Attorney Considers Formal Charges Against Computer Programmer for Alleged Theft of Confidential Trading Codes

On August 15, state proceedings were temporarily adjourned while prosecutors decide whether to file formal charges against programmer Sergey Aleynikov in this high profile trade secret/data theft matter. Last week, Aleynikov was charged with state crimes for the alleged theft of confidential trading codes, despite the fact that the federal court of appeals had already dismissed federal charges earlier this year.

Cockroaches, the NFL and Presidential Statistics. . . Another Silly Friday Prediction

Yes, this blog is quite different than what you are used to reading, but it is a Friday in August so please take it in that vein.  Here goes. Undoubtedly, many know the securities industry loves to use statistics.  Statistics are used for everything, including, among other things, to make predictions.  However, the securities industry is not alone in using statistics to predict the world to come.

Former UGA Football Coach Jim Donnan Accused by SEC of Participating in and Promoting Ponzi Scheme

By | Georgia Bankruptcy Blog | August 17, 2012

Jim Donnan has more problems with the SEC, but this time it is the Securities and Exchange Commission and not the other football teams in the Southeastern Conference.  Donnan, the football coach for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1996-2000 was sued by the SEC on August 16, 2012 and accused of actively participating in and promoting a multi-million dollar Ponzi Scheme.