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Today in Tax: Digital Assets in Mergers & Acquisitions—Three Things Every Buyer Should Know
Cryptocurrencies, digital assets, and blockchain-based technologies seem to show up everywhere. As the market for these products matures, new markets are emerging. Competitors, new entrants, and investors are acquiring the technologies and platforms...
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Priority “UNTAMED”: Enforceable Priority in Madrid-Registered Mark Does Not Require Use of Mark Before Infringement Commences, Says Ninth Circuit
The general rule under U.S. trademark law is that the first to use a trademark in U.S. commerce has priority in the mark over other "would-be" users of the same, or confusingly similar, mark. This applies in both common law and as to rights...
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Insurance Webinar Series: Panic! at the Firewall: Cyber Incident Response and the Role of Insurance
Cyber incidents are increasing in frequency and severity across all businesses and industries. As the saying goes, it’s not a matter of IF but WHEN an incident will occur. In this webinar we will explore ways that you can manage the impact by prope...
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New Program May Provide Patent Relief for Software
In 2014, the US Supreme Court announced its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. The decision ruled that patent claims for computer-implemented inventions may be abstract ideas, making it questionable if they are “patent eligible subjec...
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Third Circuit Finds That Allegation of False Comparative Advertising Triggers Duty To Defend
Most commercial liability policies provide what is known as “personal and advertising injury” coverage, which usually provides coverage for claims that an insured’s advertising defamed or disparaged another person’s or organization’s goods or service...
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THC-Infused Candies are All Tricks, No Treats, Says Candy Maker
Just in time for Halloween, Ferrara Candy Co., owner of popular candy brands such as NERDS, TROLLI, and SWEETARTS, filed infringement suits against companies making and selling cannabis edible versions of their sweet treats. The suits, filed in Ca...
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