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Author: Janet I. Cord | Practices: | Tags: , , , , , , ,

January 2018 Commission Guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation

On January 24, 2018 the European Commission issued a communication (Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council (COM (2018) 43 final (EN))) describing the status of the completed and ongoing work in preparation for...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Practices: | Tags: , , , , , ,

Maintenance and Renewal of U.S. Trademark Registrations

U.S. trademark registrations automatically lapse if they are not maintained or renewed at the appropriate times.  The registrant must, at a minimum, submit an affidavit of use (or excusable non-use) of the mark in U.S. Commerce with acceptable...

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Author: Ralph H. Cathcart | Co-Author: Jennifer Kwon | Practices: | Tags: , ,

DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Ladas & Parry LLP is pleased to honor both Black History Month and the upcoming Women’s History Month, to highlight pioneers in the field of Intellectual Property. We value and are enriched by diversity in all of its forms and salute those who...

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CLEVELAND INDIANS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF CHIEF WAHOO ON PLAYER UNIFORMS; LIMITED USE OF THE LOGO TO CONTINUE IN ORDER TO PRESERVE FEDERAL TRADEMARK RIGHTS

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Author: Danielle Weitzman | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON REDSKINS’ US TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS REINSTATED BY THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

On January 18, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reinstated the Washington Redskins’ federal trademark registrations originally cancelled by the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board (“TTAB”) in 2014 in light of the Supreme...

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Authors: Bharati Bakshani, Sebastian Lovera Riso, Dennis S. Prahl, Matthew D. Asbell | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

What qualifies as acceptable Use in U.S. Commerce?

The mark must be used “in Commerce” and in good faith in the ordinary course of trade. While the USPTO will generally not conduct an inquiry, the applicant must claim use that qualifies as “Use in U.S. Commerce”....

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