September 11, 2017
The threat of outside hackers is not the only reason to implement cybersecurity practices. Thoughtful cybersecurity practices can protect a business’s trade secrets from theft by departing employees and competitors. And while media attention focuses on cybersecurity breaches for large companies, they are not the only targets. A recent survey found that over 50 percent […]
July 28, 2017
Patents, their uses, and their purposes, are often misunderstood. These misunderstandings arise from all sorts of places, from Shark Tank® episodes to the movie Flubber®. For most people, misunderstandings about patents are not problematic. For entrepreneurs, business owners, or other decision-makers, these misunderstandings can hamstring a start-up or expose a business to dangerous liabilities. To […]
A Bitter Pill to Swallow? Foreign Drug Makers (and Other Foreign Brand Owners) Can Seek Cancellation of U.S. Marks Under the Lanham Act.
July 14, 2017
In a recent development testing the impact of globalism on U.S. trademark law, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year declined to review a ruling by the Fourth Circuit that Bayer AG, the German drug maker, had standing under the Lanham Act to sue for injury to its foreign brand, despite never having used or registered […]