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In a ruling that has quickly spread throughout social media, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) issued an order cancelling six trademark registrations which contain the word REDSKIN (the “Redskins Registrations”), owned by the...

In a unanimous decision issued on June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court found that patent claims for managing risk in a financial transaction were drawn to an abstract idea that was patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v....

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has settled a suit claiming he pilfered an online photo and used it as the background on his Twitter account. Williams settled with photographer R.

Associate Justice Marvin Baxter of the California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year, the Los Angeles Times reports. Baxter is considered the "most conservative member" of the court, though not an activist, according to the Times.

The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014, with the aim to enhance corporate governance, ensure better regulation, facilitate business and modernize the law. As the New CO essentially replaces an...

Recommended for a one-year law license suspension for criticizing a judge, an Indiana lawyer known for his political blog was pleased to hear this week that the state's top court had suspended him for only 30 days.

In 2011 the Nevada Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 273 (“AB 273”) which amended NRS 40.459 by limiting deficiency judgments to the difference between the amount the lender paid to acquire the loan or obligation and the larger of the market value of...

On June 21, 2014, the Newark, New Jersey Sick Leave Ordinance (which we previously discussed in the March 2014 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority) will become effective. Beyond the primary requirements of the ordinance (i.e., 24 to 40 hours of paid...

As arbitration becomes a more and more common form of dispute resolution, the intersection between arbitral decisions and the courts will need to be watched more and more closely. Frequently, such decisions are immune from appeal to the courts. But...

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