02 Apr’21

Digital Intangibles: How NFTs Transform the World of Art and Sports Memorabilia

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The utilization of blockchain within the digital art environment is a new and rapidly growing application of the technology to enable ownership and authentication of intangible works of art. Historically, physical pieces of art could be bought, sold and authenticated based on the documentation that accompanies the work (known as provenance). The authentication process relies […]

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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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