Intellectual Property News Archives


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Aug 29, 2017

 

Second Circuit Victory Latest Chapter in Donnay Litigation

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Aug 24, 2017

 

Success in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

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Jul 31, 2017

 

It's Really Hard to Trademark Product Designs. But, You Can Do It.

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Jul 18, 2017

 

"Brandverbing Your Trademark." Is that a good thing?

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Jul 11, 2017

 

Buzz Kill: TTAB Reaffirms Prohibition on Medical Marijuana Registrations

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Jun 20, 2017

 

Pattishall referenced in landmark U.S. Supreme Court Slants decision (Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017)).

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Jun 19, 2017

 

Pattishall referenced in landmark U.S. Supreme Court Slants decision on disparaging trademarks (Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___ (2017)).

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Jun 14, 2017

 

Drake Copied Jimmy Smith's Rap. But Court Says it's not Copyright Infringement, it's Transformative Fair Use.

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Jun 08, 2017

 

Pick the Right Trademark and you Won't Have to Sue People

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May 22, 2017

 

11th Circuit Requires Copyright Registration Certificate in Hand to File Infringement Action, Deepening Circuit Split

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May 12, 2017

 

Humanity Hates Trump may ________ Cards Against Humanity's Trademark and Copyrights

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Apr 26, 2017

 

April 26, 2017: Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

This years theme for World Intellectual Property Day is "Innovation - Improving Lives"!

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Mar 08, 2017

 

Pattishall Prevails in 5th Circuit

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Feb 24, 2017

 

Jason Koransky Named Legal Assistance Foundation Volunteer of the Year

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Feb 14, 2017

 

Ashly Boesche Coaches IIT Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team to First Place Regional Win for a Third Time in Four Years

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Jan 17, 2017

 

Pattishall McAuliffe Receives Top Gold Band Rankings in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

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Nov 21, 2016

 

Pattishall McAuliffe Attorneys on the ABA Supreme Court Amicus Curiae Briefing Team

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Nov 15, 2016

 

Brett August receives "Volunteer of the Year" Award from Chicago Sister Cities International

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Oct 05, 2016

 

Robert W. Sacoff Receives AIPPI Award of Merit

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Aug 15, 2016

 

2016 INTA/Pattishall Medal For Teaching Excellence: Annette Kur

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May 02, 2016

 

Ashly Boesche Receives Distinguished Alumna Award

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Apr 12, 2016

 

Pattishall Prevails for Bayer in Landmark Unfair Competition Case

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Mar 14, 2016

 

Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent moot court team to second place title at national competition

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Feb 08, 2016

 

Ashly Boesche coaches IIT Chicago-Kent moot court team to first place regional win for a second time in three years

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Jan 15, 2016

 

Pattishall McAuliffe Again Selected for Gold and Silver Bands in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings, and Robert W. Sacoff has been placed in the Silver Band nationally for "enforcement and litigation."

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Jan 07, 2016

 

New Year's Resolution - Review and Update Website Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

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Dec 22, 2015

 

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals: Lanham Act provision unconstitutional; 1st Amendment allows registration of disparaging marks.

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Dec 22, 2015

 

Federal Circuit Holds: "Disparagement" Clause of Lanham Act Violates the First Amendment

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Oct 16, 2015

 

Second Circuit Authors Guild v. Google, Inc. - Google Books Does Not Infringe Authors' Copyright

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Sep 15, 2015

 

New FDA Guidance Implicates Trade Dress Rights

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Sep 03, 2015

 

California Amends Advertising Law to Provide Guidance for "Made in USA"

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Jul 08, 2015

 

REDSKINS Trademark Registrations Still Canceled After Appeal to Federal Court

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Jul 07, 2015

 

Amazon.com Sued for Bait and Switch

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Jun 04, 2015

 

Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me - The Gov't has Reduced Filing Fees ?

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Mar 25, 2015

 

Supreme Court holds that issues decided by the TTAB may be preclusive in Federal Court

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Mar 16, 2015

 

'Blurred Lines' Verdict Creates Unpredictable Music Copyright Landscape

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Feb 10, 2015

 

Partner Brett A. August named Knight of the Legion of Honor

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Jan 29, 2015

 

Pattishall McAuliffe Again Selected for Gold and Silver Bands in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings, and Robert W. Sacoff has been placed in the Silver Band nationally for "Individuals: enforcement and litigation."

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Jan 22, 2015

 

Supreme Court Finds Tacking to Be an Issue of Fact

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Jan 20, 2015

 

2015 Resolution: Privacy Compliance

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Oct 17, 2014

 

60% of Pattishall Partners Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Copyright & Trademark Law for the State of Illinois

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Oct 02, 2014

 

Not Quite "Happy Together" - Recording Industry Scores Significant Victory in First Major Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Performance Rights Decision

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Jun 26, 2014

 

Aereo's Internet-Based Television Streaming Services May Be Wizardry, But the Supreme Court is in No Mood for Magic

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Jun 18, 2014

 

REDSKINS Trademark Registrations Canceled After 8 More Years of Litigation.

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Jun 12, 2014

 

Supreme Court Permits Competitor False Advertising Suits to Proceed Under Lanham Act Despite FDA Regulation

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May 20, 2014

 

Can California Chrome THREE-PEAT? Its Owners Sure Hope So

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May 06, 2014

 

Doing Your Due Diligence Before Picking A Name

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May 02, 2014

 

Defend Trade Secrets Act Would Create Federal Private Right-of-Action For Trade Secret Misappropriation Under Economic Espionage Act

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Apr 29, 2014

 

Performance of Magic Trick Protected Under Copyright Law, Nevada District Court Holds

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Mar 25, 2014

 

Lexmark Case Decided - Supreme Court Rejects "Prudential Standing" Doctrine for False Advertising Claims, Substitutes Direct Analysis of Cause of Action

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Feb 13, 2014

 

Ashly Iacullo Boesche Coaches IIT Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team To Regional Triumph

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Feb 11, 2014

 

David and Celia Hilliard Art Exhibit featured in February Issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine

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Feb 07, 2014

 

Utilitarian Shape of Hookah Not Subject to Copyright Protection, Even if Distinctive, Ninth Circuit Holds

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Jan 29, 2014

 

Pattishall McAuliffe Again Selected for Gold Band in Prestigious WTR 1000 U.S. Rankings

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Jan 17, 2014

 

CrossFit Cybersquatter Gets Dealt Multiple Blows

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Jan 15, 2014

 

Ninth Circuit Declares GoDaddy Not Contributorily Liable For Cybersquatting

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Jan 10, 2014

 

Kanye West Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Stop New COINYE WEST Virtual Currency

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Jan 08, 2014

 

Who is Johnny Football?

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Nov 22, 2013

 

"THANKSGIVUKKAH" Convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah?The Latest Pop Culture Trademark Sensation

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Sep 30, 2013

 

The Likely Impact of a Federal Government Shutdown on the USPTO, Copyright Office, and Federal Courts.

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Aug 22, 2013

 

Jonathan S. Jennings Appointed to PILI Board

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Jun 05, 2013

 

Flea Market Operator Hit for Over $5 Million for Permitting Sale of Counterfeit Products

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May 03, 2013

 

Pattishall partner Jonathan Jennings featured in INTA Pro Bono Spotlight.

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Apr 25, 2013

 

The FTC Issues Revised Guidance for Mobile Device and Social Media Advertising Claims

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Apr 11, 2013

 

Trademark Board Confirms That New York Yankees Are Evil

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Mar 19, 2013

 

Supreme Court's Wiley Gray Goods Decision Does Not Foreclose Trademark Options Against Gray Market Goods

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Feb 01, 2013

 

Pattishall McAuliffe achieves Gold in Prestigious World Trademark Review 1000 World Rankings

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Jan 31, 2013

 

Hear This: Court Denies Motion for Summary Judgment in Dispute over Headphone Trademarks Between Dolby Labs and Monster, Inc.

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Jan 11, 2013

 

Air Force 1 trade dress dispute held moot - Nike wins at Supreme Court, but at what cost?

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Nov 27, 2012

 

When it Comes to Parody Twitter Accounts, Laughing Them Off May Be Your Best Move

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Oct 15, 2012

 

Motley Crue Successfully Moves for Dismissal of Suit Involving Copyright in "Too Fast for Love" Album Artwork

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Oct 10, 2012

 

Pattishall client awarded over $13 million in damages, attorneys' fees and costs in counterfeiting suit

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Oct 05, 2012

 

Janet A. Marvel authored "Brand Planning: Protect Your Trademarks and Intellectual Property," which has been published in the October 2012 issue of TDmonthly.

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Oct 01, 2012

 

ICANN Seeks Comments On The Procedures To Be Used by the Trademark Clearinghouse In Connection With The Implementation of New gTLDs

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Sep 27, 2012

 

Publication of Noelia's Secret Wedding Photos Not Fair Use, Ninth Circuit Finds

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Sep 10, 2012

 

When Does the First Amendment Trump Trademark Law? 11th Circuit Adopts Rogers v. Grimaldi Test

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Aug 22, 2012

 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is Seeking Comments on Potentially Amending the Federal Trademark Act, the Lanham Act, to Require the Filing of a Declaration of Use After Three Years of Trademark Registration Rather Than the Current Five

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Aug 09, 2012

 

We are saddened to announce the passing of Jeremiah D. McAuliffe, our friend and partner.

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Aug 08, 2012

 

What Do Kim Kardashian And Your Random Facebook Friend Have in Common? A Right of Publicity That May Be Worth Money

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Jul 25, 2012

 

Who owns a trademark? Jeremy Lin wins Linsanity, as Anthony Davis fights for his unibrow.

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Jul 12, 2012

 

Seventh Circuit Issues Important Decision Regarding Trademarks in Bankruptcy

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Jul 05, 2012

 

European Parliament Rejects Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

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Jun 15, 2012

 

Recent Cases Show That Utilitarian Functionality Is A Serious - And Common - Impediment To Trade Dress Protection

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Jun 05, 2012

 


Jonathan S. Jennings and J. Michael Monahan co-authored the book "Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Critical Issues in the Law"

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May 11, 2012

 

Cuervo Misses the Mark in Sixth Circuit Appeal Involving Seals on Liquor Bottles

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Apr 27, 2012

 

Hey Ya! District Court Dismisses Copyright Lawsuit Against André 3000's "Class of 3000"

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Apr 16, 2012

 

The Mud Thickens: The Federal Circuit Issues Its Latest Decision on Utilitarian Functionality, Refusing Registration to Becton Dickinson's Blood Collection Tube Cap

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Apr 11, 2012

 

Fourth Circuit Reverses Grant Of Summary Judgment In Rosetta Stone v. Google: Google's AdWords Program To Be Put On Trial

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Apr 01, 2012

 

Pattishall, McAuliffe wins Copyright Firm of the Year Award.

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Mar 28, 2012

 

Court Deals Blow to Hasbro in Dispute Involving Transformers Trademark

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Mar 27, 2012

 

Fourth Circuit Overturns Laches Defense Victory for Clear Channel

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Mar 21, 2012

 

Federal Circuit Rejects "Reasonable Manners" Test For Determining Scope of Standard Character Mark During Ex Parte Examination

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Mar 16, 2012

 

Bare Trademark Rights? Naked Cowboy's Infringement Action Against CBS Dismissed

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Mar 14, 2012

 

Sky Diving for Dollars: Ninth Circuit Upholds Jury's $6 Million Award to Skydive Arizona for Defendants' Trademark Infringement, False Advertising, and Cybersquatting

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Mar 13, 2012

 

The 2012 Pattishall Medal for Teaching Excellence awarded to David Vaver.

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Mar 01, 2012

 

Does CRACKBERRY Parody BLACKBERRY? TTAB Says "No"

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Feb 23, 2012

 

What's In A (Domain) Name? What A Cybersquatter Calls A Web Site By Any Other Name Would Not Sell For A Million Dollars Or Provide A Platform For A Three-Year Old's Artwork

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Feb 09, 2012

 

Defendant Hoist Manufacturer Awarded Attorney's Fees in Trade Dress Case Secalt v. Wuxi Shenxi Construction Machinery

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Jan 18, 2012

 

Peter and the Wolf Leave the Public Domain - Supreme Court Holds Copyright Restoration Law is Constitutional

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Jan 17, 2012

 

ROLEX vs. ROLL-X: TTAB Says that ROLL-X for X-ray Tables Does Not Dilute Famous ROLEX Mark

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Jan 13, 2012

 

False Advertising Claim Over Statements In Billing Letter To Patients Not Sufficiently Pled Under Lanham Act

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Jan 05, 2012

 

Using An Employee's Personal Social Media Accounts Without Her Authorization To Market Employer May Create Liability Under Trademark And Electronic Privacy Laws

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Dec 27, 2011

 

Stylish Baby Bottoms: Kimberly-Clark Wins Copyright Battle Over Diaper Jeans

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Dec 13, 2011

 

Judge In New Mexico Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Research In Motion To Prevent Use Of BBX Mark At Conference In Singapore

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Dec 08, 2011

 

"Classic" Case of Trademark Infringement? Top Tobacco and North Atlantic Operating Company Argue Whether CLASSIC CANADIAN and CLASSIC AMERICAN BLEND are Confusingly Similar

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Dec 06, 2011

 

"WE THE PEOPLE" Should Avoid Trashing Our Own Trademarks

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Dec 01, 2011

 

E-Discovery In The Board: A Reasoned Approach

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Nov 30, 2011

 

Green Day Awarded Attorneys' Fees Against Artist After Defeating Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition Claims With Fair Use Defense

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Nov 28, 2011

 

Total War: General Mills Successfully Opposes Registration of "TOTAL" for Yogurt

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Nov 22, 2011

 

First Amendment Right To Anonymous Speech Trumps Right To Discover Identity Of Blogger Alleged To Have Infringed Copyrighted Works of Art Of Living Foundation

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Nov 18, 2011

 

If You Build It, Will the Lawyers Come? 3D Printing and Copyright Infringement

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Nov 17, 2011

 

Alibaba.Com Found Subject To General Personal Jurisdiction In Missouri - And Possibly In Any State

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Nov 16, 2011

 

You Say You Want a Revolution: RIAA Does Not Agree that ReDigi's "Legally Downloaded Digital Music" Marketplace Qualifies for First Sale Protection

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Nov 14, 2011

 

Second Circuit Rules That Presenting Covenant Not To Sue Eliminates Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over Declaratory Judgment Action For Non-Infringement And Cancellation Of Trademark Registration

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Nov 10, 2011

 

Light Blue Color Mark for Tennis Racket Overgrips Held Valid but Not Infringed by Slightly Different Shade of Light Blue Grip Tape

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Nov 08, 2011

 

Trademark Protection in ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") Space Will Require Diligence by Trademark Owners

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Nov 03, 2011

 

District Court Permits Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Claim To Proceed Despite National Arbitration Forum Decision Ordering Transfer Of Domain Name To Defendant

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Oct 31, 2011

 

Crash Dummies, Cyber-Ads, and the Internet Troika: Recent US Trademark and Unfair Competition Cases

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Oct 26, 2011

 

Protecting Your Company Brands Against Sexually Explicit and Pornographic .XXX Domain Names - Deadline for Sunrise Period for Blocking Registrations is October 28, 2011

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Oct 12, 2011

 

District Court Denies Preliminary Injunction because Plaintiff Failed to Introduce Evidence of Irreparable Harm - Declares Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Trademark Cases Dead

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Oct 12, 2011

 

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Strives to Strengthen Protection for Copyright and Trademark Owners throughout the World Against Counterfeiting and Piracy of their Products by Attempting to Harmonize the Laws of Member Nations. But will it Work?

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Oct 04, 2011

 

The Ninth Circuit Finds that Re-registering a Domain Name Originally Registered Before a Trademark Owner Acquires Rights Does Not Constitute a Violation of the Anticybersquatting Protection Act

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Sep 29, 2011

 

On behalf of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, Pattishall Attorneys Thad Chaloemtiarana and Phillip Barengolts Met With a Delegation from the People's Republic of China to Discuss U.S. Trademark Law

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Sep 21, 2011

 

Despite Prevailing on a Motion to Dismiss on the Merits of Plaintiff's Trademark Infringement Claims, the L.A. Times Could Not Recover its Attorneys' Fees Because the Plaintiff's Claims Were Not Exceptional Under the Lanham Act

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Sep 20, 2011

 

Florida Appellate Court Issues New Ruling on Jurisdiction Through Internet Contacts; Questions Zippo

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Aug 26, 2011

 

Trademark Protection in the New Generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") Space ICANN Will Unveil on January 12, 2012, Will Require Diligence by Trademark Owners

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Aug 18, 2011

 

Protecting Your Company Brands Against Sexually Explicit and Pornographic .XXX Domain Names - Sunrise Registration Period for Trademark Owners Begins September 7, 2011

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Jul 12, 2011

 

A website providing file-hosting or "cyberlocker" services to Internet users wins dismissal of Disney's direct copyright infringement claim, but Disney's claim for secondary copyright infringement through Hotfile users' copying and distribution of copyrighted material survives.

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Jul 11, 2011

 

Seth I. Appel joins the Pattishall team as an Associate.

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Jul 08, 2011

 

Copying a photograph openly available over the Internet constitutes copyright infringement, despite attempted fair use defense by appropriation artist.

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Jun 10, 2011

 

First Circuit: Supreme Court Decision Calls into Question Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Trademark Infringement Preliminary Injunction Cases

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May 27, 2011

 

Federal Court Determines that Filing of Opposition Along with Settlement Discussions Regarding Use of a Mark is Not Grounds for Declaratory Judgment

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May 24, 2011

 

The Seventh Circuit Upholds Finding that EVA'S BRIDAL Mark has been Abandoned through Naked Licensing between Family Members

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May 16, 2011

 

Federal Judge Rules Copyright Owner Cannot Pursue Discovery of ISP's to Learn the Identity of Owners of IP Addresses Accused of Illegally Downloading Pornographic Movies

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Apr 28, 2011

 

Successfully Defend Copyright Infringement Claim - Win Attorneys' Fees

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Apr 22, 2011

 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comments on whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board should become More Involved in Settlement Discussions

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Apr 21, 2011

 

.xxx Domain Names Going Live Soon, Brand Owners Prepare to Protect Their Trademarks in a New Online Space

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Apr 08, 2011

 

The Likely Impact of a Federal Government Shutdown on the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, and Federal Courts.

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Mar 31, 2011

 

Amending a Washington State Statute to Ignore Choice of Law Principles Could Not Gain Jimi Hendrix's Heirs a Post-Mortem Right of Publicity: Court Rules Amendment Unconstitutional

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Feb 28, 2011

 

Use of a Trademark in Metatags May No Longer Lead to a Nearly Automatic Finding of Trademark Infringement

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Feb 01, 2011

 

Website That Solicits Potentially Defamatory Content Cannot Take Advantage of Immunity Under Section 230 of the CDA for User-Submitted Content

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Jan 25, 2011

 

David C. Hilliard featured in the 2011 Super Lawyers magazine.

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Jan 11, 2011

 

Filing Requests With eBay That Improperly Allege Copyright Infringement Can Result in Liability Under Section 512(f) of the DMCA

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Jan 04, 2011

 

How to Analyze Substantial Similarity in a Copyright Infringement Claim: Susan Hassett's Self-Published Living with Celiac Disease versus Elisabeth Hasselbeck's The G Free Diet

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Dec 14, 2010

 

Amendments to Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 Alter the Disclosure Rules for Trademark Survey Experts

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Dec 10, 2010

 

The Seventh Circuit Clarifies what Constitutes an "Exceptional Case" under the Lanham Act and Calls for Uniformity among the Circuits

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Dec 08, 2010

 

Ninth Circuit Finds that Trademark Owner Did Not Exercise Adequate Quality Control Under an Implied License

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Dec 03, 2010

 

Fourth Time's the Charm: Fashion Designs May Soon Receive Copyright Protection

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Dec 01, 2010

 

Ninth Circuit Articulates Its Version of the Acquiescence Defense to Trademark Infringement

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Nov 23, 2010

 

A National Arbitration Forum Panel Ruled Against the New York Times in its Attempt to Recover From a Domainer, Suggesting That Laches Could Be a Defense to an Action Under the UDRP

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Nov 19, 2010

 

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) Strives to Strengthen Protection for Copyright and Trademark Owners throughout the World Against Counterfeiting and Piracy of their Products by Attempting to Harmonize the Laws of Member Nations. But will it Work?

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Nov 05, 2010

 

Use of a Domain Name, Originally Registered with a Trademark Owner's Permission, to Extract Payment from the Trademark Owner Violates the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

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Oct 27, 2010

 

USPTO Registers Unique "Non-Traditional" Service Mark: A 109-Word Narrative Story -- Registration of The Peabody Hotels' "Legend of the Ducks" Follows Earlier Motion Mark Registration of its Iconic Duck March

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Oct 18, 2010

 

Trademark Owners Must Exercise Sufficient Control over the Quality of Licensed Merchandise or Risk Losing Rights in Their Valuable Brands

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Oct 08, 2010

 

FTC Issues First Proposed Revision to Green Guides Since 1998

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Oct 04, 2010

 

Seventh Circuit Rules Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Does Not Confer StubHub! Immunity from Chicago Tax Law

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Sep 30, 2010

 

Thad Chaloemtiarana was recognized as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2010 by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

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Sep 27, 2010

 

One Court's View on the Fight over Athlete Endorsers: "Exclusive" Doesn't Necessarily Mean What We Think It Does

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Sep 23, 2010

 

You Are Now Free to Use Crinkly Paper Towels: Eighth Circuit Affirms Finding that Sale of Generic Paper Towels Designed to Fit Branded Dispensers is Not Contributory Trademark Infringement

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Sep 17, 2010

 

Protecting Product Configuration through Trademark Law: The Seventh Circuit Explains Functionality under the Lanham Act and the Interplay Between Patent and Trade Dress Protection

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Sep 14, 2010

 

Franchisors Must Take Control of Their Trademarks When Faced with a Failing Franchisee: Billboard Displaying a Formerly Licensed Mark Found not Actionable under Lanham Act

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Sep 09, 2010

 

Is that COHIBA from Cuba? Not if it's Sold in the U.S.: Second Circuit Reverses Ruling that U.S. Company Misappropriated the Cuban COHIBA Brand

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Sep 02, 2010

 

Pattishall McAuliffe Featured in the IP Supplement of The American Lawyer in an Article Highlighting IP Boutiques

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Aug 27, 2010

 

First Circuit Affirms Trademark Owner's Ability to Stop Former Franchisee's "Holdover" Use Despite Disclaimer

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Aug 17, 2010

 

Government Filings Made Publicly Available Through Government Web Sites May Maintain Copyright Protection

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Jul 20, 2010

 

New .co Domain Names Now Available

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Jun 23, 2010

 

New Virginia Promotions Statute to Take Effect on July 1, 2010

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Jun 16, 2010

 

Google's Alleged Licensing of Domain Names as Part of its AdSense Program may Subject it to Liability under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act

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Jun 03, 2010

 

Ashly Iacullo awarded the David C. Hilliard Award for Outstanding Committee Chair

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May 25, 2010

 

Supreme Court Makes the Call: NFL Not Exempt from Antitrust Law when Licensing Team Trademarks for Merchandise

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May 06, 2010

 

Second Circuit Rules against J.D. Salinger, Finds Presumptions of Irreparable Harm No Longer Applicable for Granting Preliminary Injunctions in Copyright Cases

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Apr 27, 2010

 

Supreme Court to Examine Application of Copyright Law's First Sale Doctrine to Importation of Gray Market Goods

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Apr 13, 2010

 

Pattishall Attorneys Win Summary Judgment for The John W. Carson Foundation, Defeating Application to Register HERE'S JOHNNY as a Trademark for Portable Toilets

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Apr 09, 2010

 

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Retire: An Important Contributor to Copyright, Trademark, and First Amendment Law Steps Aside

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Apr 06, 2010

 

D.C. Circuit Rules that FCC Lacks Authority to Enforce Net Neutrality

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Apr 01, 2010

 

Second Circuit Largely Affirms Tiffany v. eBay Judgment that eBay Did Not Infringe or Dilute the TIFFANY Trademark by Using it in Auctions

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Mar 31, 2010

 

Federal Circuit Reverses ITC: Over-Reliance on Verbal Description of Design Patent Claim Unduly Emphasizes Particular Features Instead of Overall Design

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Mar 26, 2010

 

Gripe Site Survives ACPA and Trademark Infringement Claims

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Mar 24, 2010

 

European Court of Justice Rules on Google's AdWords Program

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Mar 12, 2010

 

E-Discovery Guidelines and the Seventh Circuit's Pilot Program

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Mar 09, 2010

 

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Federal Court Jurisdiction Over Copyright Infringement Claims for Unregistered Works: Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick

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Mar 01, 2010

 

Court Limits Copyright Statutory Damages to Number of Registrations Owned

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Feb 25, 2010

 

Pattishall, McAuliffe's Newest Partner

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Feb 19, 2010

 

Federal Judges' Practice Tips for Young Lawyers

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Feb 17, 2010

 

Pattishall, McAuliffe Ranks 7th...

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Feb 16, 2010

 

Defamatory "Tweet" Complaint Dismissed

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Feb 11, 2010

 

Owners of Copyrights in Foreign Works Must Register Their Works in the U.S. to Seek Statutory Damages and Attorneys' Fees in a Lawsuit - Berne Convention Does Not Supersede Section 412 of the Copyright Act

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Jan 26, 2010

 

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Provides Post-Bose Guidance for Pleading Fraud on the Patent and Trademark Office

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Jan 15, 2010

 

Federal Circuit Overturns Patent and Trademark Office Requirement That Applicant Provide a Picture of a Good Sold Over the Internet as a Specimen Supporting A Trademark Application

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Jan 01, 2010

 

Pattishall, McAuliffe's Newest Partners

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Dec 01, 2009

 

Pattishall recognized in New York's Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts "VLA Pro-Bono Story of the Month"

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Nov 20, 2009

 

Pattishall Client Wins Summary Judgment Defending Against Trademark Infringement Claim

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Nov 16, 2009

 

As a Firm, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Mel Silver.

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Nov 06, 2009

 

Online Service Provider's Ownership of User Content Held Not to Eviscerate CDA Immunity

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Oct 30, 2009

 

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Holds that a Formerly Registered Mark is Not Automatically Entitled to Re-Registration

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Oct 23, 2009

 

FDA Announces Intent to Target Nutritional Claims on Food Packaging

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Oct 21, 2009

 

Does the Commercial General Liability Policy Cover Trademark Infringement?

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Oct 14, 2009

 

Defending a New York company and its officers in a trademark infringement action, Phillip Barengolts, J. Michael Monahan, and Scott T. Lonardo successfully transferred the litigation to their clients' home district, resulting in the plaintiff's voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit. More Cupcakes, LLC v. Lovemore LLC, et al., Case No. 09-cv-3555 (N.D. Ill. 2009).

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Oct 09, 2009

 

ICANN Outlines Proposed Trademark Protection Measures in Preparation for the Introduction of New gTLDs in Early 2010.

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Oct 07, 2009

 

FTC Announces Revised Guides on the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising

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Sep 29, 2009

 

Pattishall Mediation

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Sep 21, 2009

 

Ninth Circuit Rules That Paris Hilton May Proceed with Her Right of Publicity Claim Despite Hallmark's Free Speech Challenge

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Sep 02, 2009

 

Putting the Intent Back Into Fraud: The Federal Circuit Overturns the TTAB's Should Have Known Standard

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Aug 14, 2009

 

Is That Bag Prada or Prado?: Protecting Fashion Industry Intellectual Property

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Aug 06, 2009

 

Chicago Design Patent Attorney Explains How An Obviousness Challenge Can Trump a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in a Design Patent Case

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Jul 09, 2009

 

Sanjiv Sarwate, Chicago Trademark Attorney, Details Recent Eighth Circuit Decision Denying Preliminary Injunction in Trade Secret Litigation

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Jun 22, 2009

 

MasterCard Prevails in Cybersquatting Dispute

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Jun 17, 2009

 

ICANN's Expansion of the Domain Name Space - A Primer

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Jun 12, 2009

 

New Federal Law Requires Gift Cards And Gift Certificates To "Clearly and Conspicuously" Disclose Fees and Expiration Terms

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Jun 08, 2009

 

Pattishall Partners Author New Essential Books

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Jun 01, 2009

 

Federal Circuit Oral Argument - Bose v. Hexawave: Have the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's Medinol Fraud Cases "Crossed a Very Fundamental Line"?

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May 22, 2009

 

FTC to Study How Consumers See "Green" Marketing

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May 13, 2009

 

Chicago trademark litigation attorney, Belinda Scrimenti, and her Pattishall, McAuliffe colleagues successfully conclude Federal court litigation to protect the Peabody Hotels' Peabody name and famed marching ducks.

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May 12, 2009

 

Chicago trademark lawyer Sanjiv Sarwate explains how trademark applications filed by foreign entities may be void if applicant cannot document its intent to use.

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May 02, 2009

 

Fraud on the Trademark Office in the U.S. and Canada

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May 01, 2009

 

Gift Card Issuers Traverse Shifting Legal Terrain: Recent Developments in Gift Card Litigation and Legislation

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Apr 17, 2009

 

Pattishall McAuliffe Meets with Russian IP Delegation

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Apr 08, 2009

 

Pattishall, McAuliffe was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as a U.S. top tier firm

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Mar 18, 2009

 

Pattishall, McAuliffe Hosts Client Strategy Meeting

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Mar 13, 2009

 

California Passes Amended Sweepstakes Law

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Feb 23, 2009

 

Pattishall lawyers win victory for American College of Trial Lawyers

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Feb 12, 2009

 

$2 Million Award for Pattishall Client

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Jan 22, 2009

 

Pattishall Attorney Weighs-in On Sasha and Malia Dolls

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Jan 08, 2009

 

Pattishall Client Prevails in Ground-Breaking Domain Name Class Action

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Dec 18, 2008

 

Chicago Trademark Lawyers Comment on New Domain Name Scheme

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Dec 17, 2008

 

Pattishall, McAuliffe Pro Bono Success

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Dec 05, 2008

 

Chicago trademark attorney presents "Your Association is a Brand -- Protect it Like One"

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Oct 30, 2008

 

Pattishall Client Awarded $4.5 Million in Trademark Infringement and Telemarketing Fraud Suit

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Oct 29, 2008

 

ICANN Plans for gTLD Expansion Will Impact Brand Owners

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Oct 13, 2008

 

New Copyright Law Creates Federal Copyright Czar

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Sep 16, 2008

 

Chicago trademark attorney to speak on Trademark Basics

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Sep 08, 2008

 

Brett August will be attending the biennial congress of AIPPI as the U.S. delegate to the Committee on Trademark Harmonization.

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Sep 02, 2008

 

Past, Present and Future: Pattishall Supports the AIPPI

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Aug 25, 2008

 

MASTERCARD Mark Found "one of the most famous in the world"

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Jul 31, 2008

 

FORD declared a "well-known trademark" in India

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Jul 16, 2008

 

Six trademark practitioners--the highest proportion in Chicago--recommended in the 2008 Edition of Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

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Oct 23, 2007

 

Settled Case Doesn't End National Keyword Debate: Commentary by Joseph N. Welch II

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Oct 01, 2007

 

Supreme Court declines review of decision rejecting the "famous marks" doctrine

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May 25, 2007

 

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Clarifies Requirements for Proving "Bona Fide Intent to Use" a Mark

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Mar 13, 2007

 

Viacom Sues YouTube Seeking $1 Billion for Copyright Infringement

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