28 Jun’20

Romag v. Fossil: Resolving a Circuit Split on Willfulness and Profit Awards for Trademark Infringement

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In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the Supreme Court resolved an issue that was split evenly between the circuit courts. The issue before the Court was whether the Lanham Act, which is the federal statute governing trademarks, required a plaintiff to prove that the defendant had willfully infringed their trademark before the plaintiff could […]

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02 Jan’20

IP Predictions and Wishes for 2020

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At the beginning of a new year, I usually get asked what my predictions are for the coming year. With the beginning of 2020 being also the start of a new decade, I have participated in a survey of IP experts conducted by IPWatchdog, a leading IP blog that I contribute a lot of articles […]

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05 Jun’18

Geoffrey the $500M Giraffe

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The Toys “R“ Us bankruptcy has been in the news over the last year. The company’s downfall has been well documented, and the unfortunate fate of the brand that has been ubiquitous in the toy world for several generations of kids and parents was emotional for many. Although a variety of shortcomings of the company’s […]

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24 Jun’14

Unlocking Value Creation Opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT)

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The global enthusiasm surrounding the ecosystem known as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) has positioned data as one of the most valuable assets that a company can own and monetize. According to IDC, the worldwide market for IoT applications (intelligent and embedded systems, connectivity and security services, infrastructure services and platforms) reached $1.9 trillion last […]

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