Authors: Jerry Jakubovic, Dennis S. Prahl | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,

THE TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT: A PRIMER FOR BRAND OWNERS

Background On December 18, 2021, the final rule implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) went into effect, resulting in one of the most significant amendments to the rules of practice in trademark cases in decades. The TMA...

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DABUS & AUKUS: A Tale of Three Approaches to the Question of Whether an Invention Created by a Machine Using Artificial Intelligence is Patentable

A number of countries have now issued decisions on whether a patent can be granted to Dr. Stephen Thaler for an invention made by a machine named DABUS. In response to a request by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office to name the inventor...

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Authors: Dennis S. Prahl, Jerry Jakubovic, | Practices: , | Tags: , , ,

ACCESSORY DESIGNER PREVAILS IN LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY FRANKIE EDITH KEROUAC PARKER’S ESTATE

In Moran, personal representative of the estate of Frankie Edith Kerouac Parker v Edie Parker LLC (Case No 20-cv-12717 (ED Mich), 27 September 2021), the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan addressed the question of whether a...

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Cease and Desist Letters Need to Balance Effectiveness While Considering Consequences

Letters demanding that a company “cease and desist” what the sender of the letter deems an infringement of the sender’s intellectual property rights – whether patent, trademark or copyright – are communications primarily to achieve...

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Author: Ralph H. Cathcart | Practices: | Tags: ,

DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2021

Ladas & Parry LLP considers diversity and inclusion as core values and principles that provide access to opportunity, consolidation of expertise and range of perspectives and ensures excellence, particularly in the IP field. We salute those who...

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American Axle v. Neapco

Introduction On July 31, 2020, in American Axle v. Neapco, the Federal Circuit split 6-6 on the question of whether to grant en banc review of a panel decision on patent eligibility seen by many as an unwarranted extension of the principle that...

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