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By Eric J. Breithaupt
What is a Court to do when an attorney knowingly violates the automatic stay in bankruptcy, and after being sanctioned for that transgression, challenges an award of attorney's fees at every possible opportunity?
By John S. Wathen
On April 27, 2017, the Supreme Court adopted and submitted to Congress various amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.
By Alexandra MacKay
Some types of applications have a more difficult time than others proceeding to registration before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the "PTO").
By Sarah Spurlock, Bethany Breetz
Do Kentucky patients have a cause of action against a hospital for the negligent credentialing of a non-employee physician who is given staff privileges by the hospital? In March of 2016, the Court of Appeals answered that question in the affirmative, recognizing a new, stand-alone tort and avenue for recovery against Kentucky hospitals.
By John Bartlett
Among the many vexing problems with taxpayers' planning is: What changes will be made in the rules for the tax-favored retirement savings?
By Jennifer Kovalcik
Are you a Halloweenie? If you are, you value all things Halloween on this spooky day filled with tricks, treats, and... you guessed it – costumes. The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend over $9 billion this year, with about $3.4 billion attributable to costumes. Costumes are big business.
By Richard Vance, Mina N Khalil
The past two decades have seen a paradigm shift in the way states sign, record, and notarize documents.
By Alexandra MacKay
In the spirit of Halloween, this post will be about the ghostly subject of phantom marks.
By Mari-Elise Paul
In April 2016, Gronk Nation LLC filed two applications for registration of himself in silhouette form spiking a football.
By John Scruton
On August 28, I posted about a case involving the question whether "google" is a generic term for providing a search engine. Now the good folks at Velcro Companies are fighting the same battle, but they're trying to attack the problem without litigation about whether the name of their product is generic – or possibly to provide ammunition in the event of litigation.
By Alexandra MacKay
In a case of first impression, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the "TTAB") decided that a licensee...
By Rachel Dix Bishop, Shannon Antle Hamilton
According to the EEOC, the White House Office of Management and Budget has delayed the effective date of the revised Form EEO-1 and initiated a review to determine the appropriateness...
By Jennifer Kovalcik
Cheerios® may have a trademark registration for the slogan The One and Only®, but the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board shot down its attempt to register the color yellow for its box, finding that it was not the one and only cereal with a yellow box.
By Marc S. Murphy
"A new era of justice begins, and it begins right now."
By Michael Goode
With rising real estate prices many people find themselves facing the prospect of high capital gains taxes when selling property.
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