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Trade Secret Litigation After The Defend Trade Secrets Act (Video)
Peter Brody, Ropes & Gray IP litigation partner, discusses the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and how it has changed the trade secret litigation landscape since it was enacted in 2016.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Trending Video: Trade Secret Litigation After The Defend Trade Secrets Act
Peter Brody, Ropes & Gray IP litigation partner, discusses the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and how it has changed the trade secret litigation landscape since it was enacted in 2016.
United States
31 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Holds That The Ban On Registration Of Immoral And Scandalous Trademarks Is Unconstitutional Viewpoint Discrimination
In 2017, in Matal v. Tam (582 U.S. ___ (2017)), the U.S. Supreme Court found that the ban on the registration of "disparaging" trademarks was unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination...
United States
24 Jul 2019
Podcast: The Current Trade Secrets Landscape: Criminal And Civil Litigation Strategies And Tactics
In this podcast, Ropes & Gray's Mimi Yang, Peter Brody and Tony Biagioli discuss recent criminal and civil trade secrets enforcement strategies that companies can utilize when they believe they have been victimized by trade secrets theft, ...
United States
27 May 2019
Federal Circuit Holds That ITC's Trademark Decisions Are Not Binding On District Courts, Creating A Potential Circuit Split
The U.S. International Trade Commission, a quasi-judicial independent agency based in Washington, D.C., is a common forum for patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes.
United States
17 May 2019
U.S. Department Of Justice Announces Expanded Criminal Trade Secrets Enforcement Targeting China
On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the creation of a "China Initiative" expanding and accelerating U.S. criminal trade secrets enforcement ...
United States
12 Nov 2018
A Closer Look At CMS' Drug Price Disclosure Proposal
One important difference between the standards is how strong the government's interest must be in order to justify the regulation.
United States
29 Oct 2018
Looking Beyond Patents At The International Trade Commission - Is The ITC An Underutilized Forum?
The ITC is first and foremost a trade forum tasked with ensuring international parity in trade.
United States
19 Oct 2017
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Ramirez Testifies Before Congress Regarding 17 FTC Reform Bills Pending In Congress
On May 24, 2016, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez delivered testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade in a hearing entitled "Legislative Hearing on 17 FTC Bills."
United States
9 Jun 2016
President Obama Signs The Defend Trade Secrets Act Into Law
On May 11, 2016, the President signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law, creating the first federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation.
United States
13 May 2016
Congress Passes The Defend Trade Secrets Act
On April 4, 2016, the Senate unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), S. 1890, a bill to create the first federal civil remedy for trade secret misappropriation. - See more at:
United States
29 Apr 2016
Supreme Court Rules That TTAB Decisions Can Have Preclusive Effect In Federal Court
On March 24, 2015, in a trademark dispute, the United States Supreme Court determined that "likelihood of confusion for purposes of registration [of a trademark] is the same standard as likelihood of confusion for purposes of infringement."
United States
26 Mar 2015
Supreme Court Rules That Trademark "Tacking" Is A Question For The Jury
On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, No. 13-1211, unanimously held that whether different versions of a trademark may be "tacked" for purposes of determining priority is a jury question.
United States
23 Jan 2015
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Broadcasting Companies In Aereo's Copyright Battle Over Internet Television Streaming
The United States Supreme Court on June 25, 2014, held that Aereo's system for capturing and recording broadcast TV programming, and then streaming that programming to individual subscribers, "performs" that programming "publicly" and so infringes the copyright holders exclusive right to transmit those works.
United States
1 Jul 2014
Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Ninth Circuit's Decision In "POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola"
On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. ruled that a competitor may bring a Lanham Act false advertising claim.
United States
18 Jun 2014
Supreme Court Sets New Test In Lexmark For Whether A Party Has Standing To Bring A False Advertising Claim Under The Lanham Act
On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc., No. 12-873 (Mar. 25, 2014), ruled that a two-part inquiry pairing the zone-of-interests test and a proximate-cause requirement applies when determining standing for false advertising claims under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1152(a).
United States
28 Mar 2014
FTC Updates Social Media & Online Advertising Guidelines - Disavowing Settled Practices And Imposing Tighter Disclosure Requirements For Digital Advertising
This change is potentially significant, and the new .com Disclosures guidance should be carefully understood by those participating in digital advertising.
United States
25 Mar 2013
ICANN Deadline Fast Approaching For Objections To New Top-Level Domains
The deadline is fast approaching for third parties to object to any of the nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains currently under review by the ICANN.
United States
14 Feb 2013
ICANN Approves Plans To Launch New Top-Level Domains; Sets January 12, 2012 Start Date
In a long-awaited move with broad implications for brand owners, on Monday, June 20, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved plans to launch a potentially unlimited number of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
United States
24 Jun 2011
Court Holds Google’s Sale of Trademarks as Keywords Does Not Create Likelihood of Confusion and is Not Trademark Infringement
On August 3, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in "Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google Inc"., Case No. 1:09-cv-00736-GBL-TCB (E.D. Va. filed Jul. 10, 2009) ruled on summary judgment that Google’s practice of selling Rosetta Stone’s trademarks as keyword triggers to third party advertisers for use in their Sponsored Link does not create a likelihood of confusion as to the source or origin of Rosetta Stone’s products, or otherwise violate Rosetta Stone’s trademark rights.
United States
16 Sep 2010
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