Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly

Transparency in Terminology and Treating Transgender Employees Fairly

Seyfarth Synopsis: With increased attention placed on transgender rights in recent years, employers should pay close attention to transgender discrimination and related issues in the workplace. This post offers some tips for some best practices to minimize risk in managing your workforce.

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What’s in a Name? Registration Obtained for “Johnny Hockey”

By | DuetsBlog | January 11, 2017

Applying for a federal trademark registration for a name or nickname can be tricky business.  For example, the registration of a mark is prohibited if it is “primarily merely a surname,” meaning that the primary significance of the mark to the public is a surname (such as “Johnson”), unless there is a showing of acquired distinctiveness. 

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