Article Archive for January 2013
J. Crew sues its former senior design director for breach of duty of confidentiality, unfair competition and misappropriation.
As cyber security becomes an increasingly hot topic in politics and the law, this post discusses how Chinese hackers obtain some of the United States’ most valuable intellectual property, and what the government can do to stop it.
In response to a decision out of the Second Circuit, Congress has acted to expand the scope of trade secret protection.
Summaries of recent developments in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for January 1 – 29, 2013.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick moves to trademark his signature “Kaepernicking” celebration of kissing his right bicep.
Subreddit Group r/gaymers files petition to cancel the mark “gaymer,” acquired in 2007 by gaymers.org founder Chris Vizzini.
As of this past Saturday, many Americans will not be able to unlock their cell phones due to a Digital Millennium Copyright Act exemption. This exemption will result in an increased cost for consumers looking to unlock their cellphones.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s trademark application for “Blue Ivy Carter” faces no opposition, though others have attempted to acquire rights to the name.