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November 19, 2021
A Dispute is Bubbling Over for the Prosecco Name
November 12, 2021
Copyright for Creators of Content (And Those That Make Money From It)
November 5, 2021
Plant-Based Food Labeling Legislative Update
November 1, 2021
The Real-Life Consequences of Copyright Termination
October 8, 2021
NYC vs Robert Lopez for His Cannabis-Themed Marks
October 1, 2021
Mind Your Jury Instructions and Get a Second Set of Eyes to Review Them before Your Counsel Submits Them to the Other Side of the Court
September 24, 2021
The Battle over BLACK IRISH Liqueur
September 17, 2021
A Trademark by Any Other Name: Why the UGG Brand Left Some Australians Saying “Ugh”
September 3, 2021
Belmora Petitions for Supreme Court Review of FLANAX Decision
August 27, 2021
Ben & Jerry’s Opposes Marijuana Company’s Pending Applications for HALF-BAKED Trademark
August 20, 2021
SEYIDOGLU: Even “Incontestable” Trademark Registrations Are Vulnerable to Cancellation
August 13, 2021
Commercial General Liability Coverage for Trademark and Copyright Claims
August 6, 2021
Capturing All the Dimensions: Intellectual Property Protection for 3-D Designs and 3-D Printing Methods
July 30, 2021
Terminate Copyright Grants Correctly or Risk Losing Your Rights
July 23, 2021
Careful of Who Owns Photographs of You
July 16, 2021
Tokenizing Creative Works: Dash, Jay-Z, and A Lesson in Copyright
July 9, 2021
How Andy Warhol’s Paintings Have Made it Harder to Defend Copyright Infringement Cases
July 2, 2021
Challenging the Validity of a Patent: The Supreme Court Minerva Decision
June 25, 2021
Is a State Entity Shielded from Liability for Copyright Infringement by Sovereign Immunity?
June 18, 2021
PRETZEL CRISPS Found to Be Generic… Again
June 11, 2021
Intellectual Property: What Are the Differences between Patent, Trademark, and Copyright?
June 4, 2021
CAUTION: Trademark Scams Continue
May 28, 2021
The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020: New Rules and Procedures
May 21, 2021
Patents and Trade Secrets – to Disclose or Conceal?
May 7, 2021
Form versus Function – Protecting Products with Design and Utility Patents
April 30, 2021
The Google v. Oracle Copyright Dispute
April 23, 2021
When It Is More Than Just a Name - Trademark Significance of Geographic Indications
April 16, 2021
Recent New Jersey Court Decision Shows That You Should Carefully Consider Your Choice of Venue for Trademark Litigation
April 9, 2021
The Wild Wild West: How to Enforce Your Copyright on Social Media
April 2, 2021
The CASE Act: A Small Claims Court for Copyright Infringement
March 26, 2021
Using Links and Embedding Copyrighted Content on Social Media or Your Website
March 19, 2021
Tips for Supervising a Trademark Survey Expert
March 12, 2021
Patenting Recipes – Recipe for Disaster or Sweet Reward
March 12, 2021
Patenting Recipes – Recipe for Disaster or Sweet Reward
March 5, 2021
Three Things to Know About the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020
February 26, 2021
Trade Dress Claims Involving Food Design and Packaging
February 19, 2021
Tips for Drafting a Trademark License
February 12, 2021
Common Issues in Patent and Trademark Litigation
January 17, 2020
Recent Trademark Decision Shows Getting a Trademark Registration for Geometric Shapes Is a Tough Bet
October 10, 2019
The USPTO Issues First Hemp Plant Variety Patent; Expect More to Come
October 4, 2019
A Legal and Commercial Overview of the Food and Beverage Industry in the United States and India
September 9, 2019
Food and Liquor Brands: What You Need to Know About Trademarks
July 25, 2019
Trademark Parody: Sour Patch Kids Sues Cannabis Brand to Protect IP
June 25, 2019
Do Cannabis Patents Lack Utility?
May 6, 2019
USPTO Issues First Guidance on Examination of Cannabis Trademark Applications
April 18, 2019
How to Grow Your Food Business: Tips and Best Practices in Great Supply at SFA Business Summit
March 27, 2019
Food, Beverage, and Restaurant Brand Round-Up: Four Lessons to be Learned Part Two
March 4, 2019
Supernus: Delays Out of the Applicant’s Hands Are Not Applicant Delays
February 19, 2019
Beware the Trademark Scammers
February 12, 2019
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Says “Yes, You Canna!” Register CANNABIS CANNIBALS for Entertainment Services
February 11, 2019
Developing IP Strategy for FDA-Regulated Drug Products Requires Special Considerations
January 23, 2019
Cigars and Wine go Together Like…
January 17, 2019
Choosing Your Restaurant Brand: Tips From a Food, Beverage, and Restaurant Attorney
December 20, 2018
Are You on the Trademark Naughty or Nice List?
November 30, 2018
Patents and Cannabis
November 21, 2018
A Feast of THANKSGIVING Trademarks
November 16, 2018
In Landmark Case, Court Awards $120 Million to the Licensee of the Famous Palm Restaurant Intellectual Property
October 29, 2018
Splenda's Fight over the Yellow Sweetener Packets at IHOP, Applebee's Settles Amicably
October 19, 2018
Calculating Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) – An Overview
September 20, 2018
Failed Trademark Makeovers: Adding Design Elements Won’t Help Clear a Word Mark
July 30, 2018
The Growing Global Trend in the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Patent and Trademark Applications
July 16, 2018
When Will My Patent Expire? – Calculating Your Patent Term – A Review
July 3, 2018
“Commensurate in Scope with the Claims”: Misphrased?
June 29, 2018
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Fair Use of “Old Taylor” to Describe Colonel E.H. Taylor’s Historic Distillery Location
June 11, 2018
Effective and Efficient Filings of Your Design Patent Application/Registration (U.S.A.)
June 4, 2018
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Finds There is “Something More” Sufficient to Show That Restaurant Services are Related to Alcoholic Beverages
May 29, 2018
Inventorship: If it Walks Like a Dog, Barks Like a Dog, and Looks Like a Dog, it Must Be a Dog
May 7, 2018
Satisfying the Duty of Disclosure – Why and When to File Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)
May 4, 2018
Eat, Drink, and be Merry, but Don't Confuse Your Beer's Brand with a Vodka's
April 16, 2018
The Rise of Blockchain in Patent and Trademark USPTO Filings
April 3, 2018
When It Comes To Markush Groups, USPTO Has “Dams” Problem
March 27, 2018
A Tale of Beer and The Hobbit
March 20, 2018
The Patenting Process (Never Give Up!)
February 22, 2018
Spoiler Alert!  Alcohol and Cigars Are Complementary Products
February 15, 2018
Buying or Selling A Business and Its Intellectual Property Including Trademarks and Copyrights? Here are Some Tips
January 30, 2018
Big Banks are Now Receiving Cryptocurrency/Blockchain Patents! Part I
January 26, 2018
$710,000 Jury Award Gives Grumpy Cat a Reason to Smile
January 25, 2018
Need a Patent Quickly? USPTO Programs for Expediting Prosecution
January 24, 2018
What Does it Mean to "Be An Outsider"?
December 5, 2017
Don’t Forget About Design Patents!
July 2, 2015
Consumer Sues Ghirardelli Chocolate Company for Deceptive White Chocolate Labels
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