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Elements of Trademark Infringement

Trademark Infringement on the Rise A recent study conducted by Compumark, a leading research agency, in 2016 revealed that eighty percent of C-level executives report that trademark infringement is on the rise but only 20 percent of these executives have plans in place to actively watch more than three-quarters of their marks. The study also […]

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Apple Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Swatch

Apple Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Swatch Apple recently filed a lawsuit against the Swatch company under the claim that Swatch is capitalizing on Apple’s mark. Apple’s Trademark Lawsuit vs Swatch for placing the phrase “tick different” on certain watches is similar to Apple’s 1990 “think different” ad campaign. While the case is being heard in […]

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Export Administration Regulations

The Government’s EAR (Export Administration Regulations) Focused on Hacking

Don’t Be Like Those Guys The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added five Russian entities to the Entities List that are now prohibited from doing business with the United States because they are involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy of the United States.  This is meant to be […]

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Equitable Estoppel Defense to Intellectual Property Infringement Claims in International Trade

Can an Equitable Estoppel Defense Win the Day in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases This blog post will be the first of a series dealing with this subject.  In completing my LLC (Master of Laws) in International Business Transactions at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, I spent the last 4 1/2 months studying the […]

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International Patent

Interdigital Loses On International Patent Issue…Again

Inside an ITC International Patent Dispute Last week, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) upheld, with modifications, its Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) June findings that neither ZTE Corp.’s devices nor Nokia’s phones (now made by Microsoft Corp.) violated InterDigital Inc.’s international patent rights. The ITC stated that it would release the reasoning in more detail […]

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U.S. International Trade Commission Issues Groundbreaking Stay on Cease and Desist

Why did the USITC issue a stay on a cease and desist order? On June 11, 2014, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) issued a stay of a cease and desist order (“CDO”) for the first time in its history. The stay was issued in In the Matter of Certain Digital Models, Digital Data, […]

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Anti-Dumping Order is An International Trade Win For U.S Steel Pipe Makers

Why do anti-dumping measures benefit U.S. steel manufacturers? On August 22nd, U.S. Steel producers were handed a big win in an international trade case against six nations for dumping gas and oil pipe onto the United States market.  This decision comes after a complaint was filed last year by U.S. steel companies against foreign manufacturers […]

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