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Understanding Trade Secrets: Are You Sworn To Secrecy?

Understanding Trade Secrets: Are You Sworn To Secrecy?

Tesla has accused one of its engineers of stealing trade secrets.  More specifically, downloading 26,000 sensitive files, which uncovered a wide range of business processes, creating a roadmap to Tesla’s innovation.  Companies experience threats to their intellectual...
Copycats, Counterfeits And Fakes Oh My!

Copycats, Counterfeits And Fakes Oh My!

Trademark is Key to a Successful Takedown of Counterfeits Counterfeiting was already a billion-dollar industry with the internet being a major enabler of its global growth.  The rate of digital transformation is unstoppable, and COVID-19 has forced shoppers to rely...
Pandemic Relief Bill Includes Significant Trademark Law Changes

Pandemic Relief Bill Includes Significant Trademark Law Changes

President Trump signed the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) on December 27, 2020, which contains significant trademark law changes, as part of the coronavirus relief bill.  Consumers rely on trademarks to know the source of the products they are buying.  The United...
Plain Packaging: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover?

Plain Packaging: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover?

How do you find the one you want? The International Trademark Association (INTA) held its annual meeting in November, bringing together 3,340 participants from 110 countries virtually, to address concerns in brand restrictions.  The most extreme form of restriction,...
The Modernization Of Title 17 Section 512

The Modernization Of Title 17 Section 512

Section 512 of Title 17 was enacted in 1998 as part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  Since its enactment 22 years ago, there have been dramatic and rapid changes to the internet, but the DMCA has not been changed to accommodate today’s global high-tech...

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