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HALO V PULSE: HIGH COURT RELAXES STANDARD FOR ENHANCED PATENT DAMAGES

On June 13, 2016, Chief Justice Roberts delivered a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Halo v. Pulse on the question of when enhanced damages can be awarded for patent infringement. This decision reversed an earlier decision of...

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DISPARAGING TRADEMARKS: THE SKIN-NY ON THE SLANTS

When a trademark disparages identifiable groups of persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act 1 bars its registration. This provision has been in the Act since it was written, but became an active...

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