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Summary: A federal court will determine whether “smutty” or “immoral” trademarks may be banned. According to CorpCounsel.com, the U.S. Court of Appeals will soon decide whether banning “smutty” or “immoral” trademarks is a violation of the First Amendment of the…>read moreNo Comment May 4, 2015
BakerHostetler announced on Monday that Intellectual Property Partner Farah Bhatti has joined the Costa Mesa, CA, office of the law firm as a resident partner in the Trademark team of the law firm’s Intellectual Property group. Bhatti previously worked in…>read moreNo Comment June 10, 2014
Once upon a time, Paris Hilton spent a lot of court time defending her right to the phrase, “That’s hot,” leading to discussions about if and how everyday catch-phrases and gestures could be owned. The New York Jets Tim Tebow…>read moreNo Comment October 22, 2012
Wolf Greenfield, New England’s largest firm dedicated to trademark law, filed 292 trademark applications last year according to a Marketwire post today making it the fifth straight year of record breaking for the firm. Trademark law is a highly specialized…>read moreNo Comment May 17, 2010
Bryan Cave has hired three new attorneys. Chicago partner Greg Hummel, from Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, joins the real estate and banking client service group. He’ll handle real estate development and public-private partnerships. In San Francisco, the firm has added…>read moreNo Comment March 7, 2009
Kilpatrick Stockton has added Michelle Graham to its New York office. Graham will serve as Counsel in the Intellectual Property Department. She is the seventh new attorney to join Kilpatrick Stockton’s New York office. Others include former Thelen Reid IP…>read moreNo Comment February 1, 2009
A seven-attorney trademark group from the Washington office of Philadelphia’s Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll has defected to Steptoe & Johnson, joining the latter’s intellectual property practice. The group, led by Brian Winterfeldt, will be joined by four paralegals and…>read moreNo Comment January 28, 2009
George Borkowski, the ex-RIAA lawyer who helped torpedo the Napster and Grokster file-sharing services, is leaving a slimy trail to Venable LLP’s Los Angeles office, as co-chairman of the firm’s national intellectual property litigation group. Borkowski, founder of the IP…>read more1 Comment January 8, 2009
Steven R. Gursky and lawyers from the Gursky Group are leaving Dreier LLP for New York’s Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky. The Gursky Group was the trademark, copyright and unfair competition arm of the Dreier law firm. Gursky is…>read moreNo Comment December 24, 2008
A judge in US District Court has sided with [Law Firm Name Deleted] in a bizarre and widely ridiculed trademark case against web site BlockShopper.com. This image from the law firm’s web site has been replaced with this photo of…>read moreNo Comment December 12, 2008
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