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Making it Rain - Practical Tips from Those Who Do: Dorothy (Dolly) von Hollen
Law Practice Today: ABA Women Rainmakers


Dorothy (Dolly) von Hollen is vice president and corporate counsel at Prudential Financial, Inc. She is responsible for... learn more

Co-Branding, Commercial Tie-Ins and Celebrity Endorsements
Roger Goff, Partner, Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman Rabkin, LLP

Intellectual property law is often a reflection of the delicate balance between personal freedom and commerce. The individual’s right to free expression of ideas is a primary tenet of our political system and national culture. However,... learn more

Supreme Court ruling on TTAB decisions bears implications for federal trademark litigation

Yesterday, in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries, the Supreme Court applied ordinary principles of issue preclusion to Federal trademark litigation that follows contested proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“... learn more

Don't Capitulate, Litigate against Trademark Trolls!
Trademark Litigation
IP Litigator

Trademark trolls are in the business of litigation but not necessarily litigating. This is because "trademark trolls" agressively assert rights to which they aren't actually entitled, typically seeking to extract settlement or license... learn more

Law Practice Today
Making it Rain - Practical Tips from Those Who Do: Paula Boggs
Law Practice Today: ABA Women Rainmakers

 Paula led the global law department of Starbucks Coffee Company for 10 years, was on its executive team and was secretary of the Starbucks Foundation. Before Starbucks, Paula was an executive in the technology industry (Dell Corporation), a... learn more

Generating Revenue Streams
Putting your intellectual property assets to work
Financier Worldwide

In difficult economic times like these, many business executives and owners have their minds on the bottom line – streamlining processes, reducing overhead and trimming ‘fat’ to maximise profitability. It’s a highly useful... learn more

Trademark Protection Mechanisms in the New gTLD Era
Trademark Litigation
IP Litigator

It has always been a considerable task to police something as vast as the Internet for trademark violations and abuse. As the Internet develops with the ongoing launch of hundreds of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), so does the host of... learn more

Trademarks in Film, Television, Webcasts, Video Games and Songs
Daniel L. Rogna
Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review 2014

 The use of trademarks in entertainment reveals a tension between the desire to prevent consumer confusion and protect goodwill on one hand and the desire to give great latitude to artistic expression and non-commercial speech. Brand owners... learn more

Hoppy Ever After: Lessons from the Beer Industry on Collaboration, Not Litigation
Trademark Litigation
IP Litigator

With the craft beer industry rapidly growing, so too have the number of infringement disputes brewing over beers branded with identical or confusingly similar names. However, it hasn't been all litigation, all the time. In fact, many brewers have... learn more

Weak Trademarks Create an "EPIC" Problem
A Cautionary Tale Reveals Two Simple Lessons to Avoid a Social Media Firestorm when Enforcing Trademarks
IP Litigator

Weak trademarks can set a company up for failure, particularly if perceived as a “bully” enforcing them as the Specialized Bicycle Component Company (Specialized) recently learned the hard way. However, the... learn more

Partridge IP Law Newsletter - Q4 2013
Partridge IP Law Newsletter
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A Different Kind of Prescription Drug Abuse: Trademark Infringement
Trademark Litigation
IP Litigator

Because the consequences of a consumer confusing prescription medicine names could be dire, those in the pharmaceutical industry seeking brand names for new medicine must not only seek traditional trademark... learn more

Protecting Your Brand as the Internet Expands
Marketing News

Just as we were getting the hang of managing trademarks and brands in the familiar .com, .net and .org Internet, along come 1,930 new generic top level domains (gTLDs) demanding attention and new strategies to secure critical domains and protect... learn more

The Neighborhood Just Got Bigger
Protecting Trademarks in the Expanded Internet
Nonprofit World

In the past two decade the Internet has become a critical tool to educate the public, connect with volunteers and supporters and raise funds. However, that Internet is changing.

Domain names are no longer limited to .com, .net or .org, the... learn more

Are You Ready for New Generic Top-Level Domains?
With hundreds of new gTLDs to police, CIOs will need a strategy to protect the company’s trademarks and other intellectual property.

The Internet is changing. Domain names are no longer limited to .com, .net or .org, the standard generic top level domains (gTLDs), or the less common country code domains (ccTLDs) like .co, .me, or .uk. Hundreds of new gTLDs will start coming... learn more

1930 Reasons to Watch the Internet
Strategies to Protect Your Brand


It's hard to believe something as new as the Internet would have a nostalgic, simpler time already, but there are major changes coming this next year. Manufacturers looking to protect a brand or product name could get the job... learn more

The Internet is Expanding
Four Things Your Clients Need to Know
The Corporate Lawyer

Were you stuck with a firm-issued Blackberry, unable to chime in on conversations about the best apps? 

It’s easy to get left behind when it comes to evolving technology, but don’t play catch-up or be... learn more

Lessons to Preserve Your Brand
NonProfit World

What’s in a name? Leading nonprofit organizations know the answer: a great deal. Organizations such as the Red Cross, YMCA and Rotary are vigilant in protecting their brands and trademarks. Unfortunately, others too often overlook brand... learn more

Insurance Coverage for IP and Related Business Claims
Insurance Coverage may not be the most thrilling topic, but it has potential for protecting gobs of money

Insurance coverage isn’t the most thrilling topic. There’s a reason that everybody got the joke in the movie Groundhog Day when Bill Murray’s character finally punched Ned “Needlenose” Ryerson because Ned brought up... learn more

Melaina D. Jobs
Intellectual Property - Illinois State Bar Association

On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Final Rule modifying the Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA). The Final Rule... learn more