New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation

New Rules for Federal Acquisition Regulation Federal Government contractors must comply with new privacy training procedures related to federal acquisition regulation due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Federal contractors are now required to meet training obligations to address the protection […]

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Intent to Use Applications

Intent to Use Applications Trademark owners who apply for “intent to use applications” are at risk of losing trademark rights if the identification of goods and services with the intent to use application are broader than the actual intended use of the trademark. A recent case emphasized that applying for a larger application than is […]

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Advice on Aging Parent Care

Advice on Aging Parent Care   Aging parent care presents a variety of unique considerations and obstacles for a child who must perform the role of caregiver. While it is impossible to predict exactly when a parent will become afflicted by an illness or disability, advanced planning can minimize the potential legal and medical challenges […]

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Buy-Sell Agreement Advice for Baby Boomers

Buy-Sell Agreement Advice for Baby Boomers An increasing number of business owners in the baby boomer generation are planning to transition out of their business. If an individual has their retirement savings connected to a business and there is a delay in selling or an individual is not sure about how to obtain the full […]

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Video Game Company Trademarks “Cyberpunk”

The CD Projekt Red company recently trademarked the word “Cyberpunk” in preparation for the release of the company’s latest franchise, Cyberpunk 2077. Some individuals have expressed concern that CD Projekt Red might begin to appropriate “Cyberpunk” and enforce the use of the phrase in a negative manner. Responding to these concerns, CD Projekt Red expressed […]

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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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Snack Food Company Files Willful Infringement and Unfair Competition Claim

Amplify Snack Brands has filed a Federal Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition lawsuit to prevent its competitor Snyders-Lance from the use and importing of popcorn products copying Amplify’s SKINNYPOP® popcorn trademark. SKINNYPOP® is one of the largest popcorn makers in the United States with over $200 million of sales in the United States in 2016. […]

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Errors in Trademark Filing

Trademark Filing One of the most common ways our law firm helps individuals is by correcting mistakes that were made in Trademark Filing. If not properly remedied, some of these errors have the potential to create problems for the mark holder. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has particularly complex laws regarding how trademarks […]

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