Trademark. Legal news and articles for January 30 - 31, 2012

How to protect your intellectual propertyChristian Louboutin Continues to Fight for His Red Soled High Heels TrademarkNuance Introduces eCopy Legal Solution Pack, Streamlining Paper-to-Digital ...Analysis: Patent plaintiffs target Facebook as IPO approachesCORRECTING and REPLACING Barner Joins Cummins as Vice President -- General CounselBoston.com's sexiest movie contest: official rulesBarner Joins Cummins as Vice President -- General CounselLeason Ellis Sues USA Trademark Enterprises for Fraudulent Marketing of ...L'Oreal, HTC, Wolf Trap, Nestle, Gingrich: Intellectual PropertyLawyers patrol Big GameAs Anonymous protests, Internet drowns in inaccurate anti-ACTA argumentsCongressman Thompson, Running in November to Represent Rohnert Park, Takes Aim ...Crowell & Moring's IP Litigation Practice Expands on Both Coasts with Four ...Hansen IP Law PLLC Announces the Launch of “The Business of Patents” BlogPSIGEN to Show Advanced Capture and Document Processing at LegalTech in NY ...

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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The Am Law DailyJanuary 6, 2012

Three lawyers have recently joined Barnes & Thornburg. In Chicago, MARCO MORENO arrives as of counsel in the corporate department. An immigration attorney, Moreno last worked at Indiana firm Lewis & Kappes. KENNETH VERMEULEN, a real estate and ...more »

Protect the Company in the New Social Media World
Texas LawyerJanuary 5, 2012

Employee posts may subject the company to liability. False statements made by employees or paid third parties about a company's products and services in social media and on review sites have led to claims for deceptive trade practices and false ...more »

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How to protect your intellectual property
Bizjournals.comJanuary 31, 2012

Vanessa Pierce Rollins, IP Law and Policy Counsel for the Intellectual Property Owners Association, says the ability to create patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright material is essential to an entrepreneurial economy.more »

Christian Louboutin Continues to Fight for His Red Soled High Heels Trademark
Hollywood ReporterJanuary 31, 2012

Marrero also called into question the validity of the designer's trademark. A group of eminent law professors has sided with YSL. Academics from some of the US's most famous law schools filed a brief with the Federal Court of Appeals in Manhattan in ...more »

Nuance Introduces eCopy Legal Solution Pack, Streamlining Paper-to-Digital ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 31, 2012

“Where we see paper as part of a business workflow within the legal industry, not only do we see inefficiencies with the process, we also see costly manual or outsourced paper processes that could save legal organizations thousands of dollars.more »

Analysis: Patent plaintiffs target Facebook as IPO approaches
ReutersJanuary 31, 2012

The company's adversaries include a former lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the biggest US law firms, whose new firm filed the lawsuit over how Facebook transmits messages. Before 2010, online game developer Zynga, Web discount deals operator Groupon ...more »

CORRECTING and REPLACING Barner Joins Cummins as Vice President -- General Counsel
MarketWatch (press release)January 31, 2012

Barner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office from 2009 to 2011. Last year, she returned to private practice at the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Chicago where ...more »

Boston.com's sexiest movie contest: official rules
Boston.comJanuary 31, 2012

Potential winner will be notified by email and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor and/or Prize Supplier, which must be returned ...more »

Barner Joins Cummins as Vice President -- General Counsel
MarketWatch (press release)January 31, 2012

Barner served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office from 2009 to 2011. Last year, she returned to private practice at the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Chicago where ...more »

Leason Ellis Sues USA Trademark Enterprises for Fraudulent Marketing of ...
JDJournal.comJanuary 31, 2012

The case, 12-cv-0620, has been assigned to the Honorable Edgardo Ramos. A copy of the Complaint is available at www.trademarkblog.com. The multi-count Complaint alleges that defendants have engaged in false advertising and unfair competition by ...more »

L'Oreal, HTC, Wolf Trap, Nestle, Gingrich: Intellectual Property
BloombergJanuary 31, 2012

L'Oreal SA (OR), the French beauty-care company, sued the owners of Coppertone and Neutrogena, claiming their sunscreens use patented ingredients. L'Oreal sued Merck & Co., the maker of Coppertone, and Johnson & Johnson, which owns Neutrogena Corp., ...more »

Lawyers patrol Big Game
The Detroit NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Still, advertisers tread carefully around NFL trademarks. But the fact is, says UM's Jessica Litman, the law is much less constricting than the league happily allows everyone to think. "On the other hand," she concedes, "lots of people would rather ...more »

As Anonymous protests, Internet drowns in inaccurate anti-ACTA arguments
Ars TechnicaJanuary 30, 2012

By Timothy B. Lee | Published January 30, 2012 2:15 PM After the Internet's decisive victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act earlier this month, online activists have been looking for their next target, and a growing number of them have chosen the ...more »

Congressman Thompson, Running in November to Represent Rohnert Park, Takes Aim ...
Patch.comJanuary 30, 2012

18, 2012 in a protest against anti-piracy laws. Wikipedia When Congress halted two controversial bills Jan. 20 that targeted Internet piracy — SOPA and PIPA — Congressman Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, took action. He spread the word out to his current ...more »

Crowell & Moring's IP Litigation Practice Expands on Both Coasts with Four ...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 30, 2012

She received both her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry and her law degree from Duquesne University. Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with nearly 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, ...more »

Hansen IP Law PLLC Announces the Launch of “The Business of Patents” Blog
PR Web (press release)January 30, 2012

The blog discusses developments in the patent law in a client-centered way to help clients effectively partner with their counsel. Hansen IP Law PLLC announced that it recently launched a new blog entitled “The Business of Patents.more »

PSIGEN to Show Advanced Capture and Document Processing at LegalTech in NY ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 30, 2012

Integration with SharePoint -- As large numbers of law firms and legal departments migrate to the Microsoft SharePoint platform, PSIGEN's product has adapted to allow "scan to SharePoint" ease. -- Searchable PDFs with OCR -- Fast, efficient Optical ...more »

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