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SCOTUS Holds Licensee May Continue Using Trademark After Rejection in Bankruptcy

insights SCOTUS Holds Licensee May Continue Using Trademark After Rejection in Bankruptcy Douglas J. Schneller · June 11, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the rejection in bankruptcy by a debtor-licensor of an executory trademark license does not terminate the licensee’s right to use the trademark but instead has the same effect as a breach of that contract outside of bankruptcy.[1] Consequently, the licensee may continue to use the trademark…

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Rimon’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Partner Maxim Waldbaum Speaking at AIPLA’s Design Rights Boot Camp

events Rimon’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Partner Maxim Waldbaum Speaking at AIPLA’s Design Rights Boot Camp Maxim “Mac” Waldbaum · March 21, 2019

In April 2017, Mr. Waldbaum, along with the AIPLA DESIGNS Committee, created the first Design Rights Boot Camp to cover all aspects of IP protection for designs, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, states’ rights and common law. Continuing this concept, on August 5-6, 2019, the AIPLA will host a two-day Design Rights Boot Camp…

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Rimon Partner Mark Lee’s article “The European Union’s New Copyright Directive” published in the Daily Journal

insights Rimon Partner Mark Lee’s article “The European Union’s New Copyright Directive” published in the Daily Journal Mark S. Lee · March 1, 2019

Information wants to be free, but intellectual property wants to be protected. The tension between this durable cliché and fundamental principle has informed much of the political and legal debate surrounding the commercial rise of the internet over the past 25 years. This debate is presently centered in Europe, where the European Union seems poised…

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Webinar: Mitigating IP Risks Before, During, and After an FTO Assessment

events Webinar: Mitigating IP Risks Before, During, and After an FTO Assessment Marc Kaufman · September 12, 2017

In this webinar, Rimon Partner Marc Kaufman and Questel Sales Director Austin Englert will discuss new techniques and tools for identifying and addressing intellectual property (IP) risk. You will learn how to identify potential hazards, convey them to business leaders, and develop strategies to achieve business goals while minimizing risks. The webinar will focus on: Understanding the relevant IP landscape.…

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Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Attorney, Matthew Poppe, joins Rimon as Partner in its Palo Alto office

news Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Attorney, Matthew Poppe, joins Rimon as Partner in its Palo Alto office Matthew Poppe · July 7, 2017

(Palo Alto) July 1, 2017 – Matt Poppe joins Rimon Law as a Partner in its Palo Alto and San Francisco offices. His litigation experience spans a wide range of patent, other intellectual property, and commercial cases. Key clients include Varian Medical Systems, Dell EMC, eBay, Baidu, and Brocade. He has also represented a variety of Asia-based clients in U.S. litigation arising out of troubled business…

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Apple’s Continued Attempts to Trademark “App Store” may Fall Short

insights July 8, 2011

Earlier this year in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Appstore, which was then a new avenue for buying Android apps.  Almost immediately after the launch, Apple proceeded to file a trademark infringement suit against Amazon over the usage of the “Appstore” phrase.  The case is contingent upon whether “app store” can be deemed a generic…

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Geek in Trouble — Best Buy Believes Geeks will Get it in Trademark Infringement Dispute with Newegg

insights June 24, 2011

Being that my brand is BrandGeek®, when I saw the Wall Street Journal headline, “Now That Everyone Wants to Be a Geek, Lawyers Have Been Called,” I thought trouble surely was headed my way.  Thankfully, I’m not pedaling electronics, nor religion via VW Beetle, so it appears I’m safe.  For now.  Imagine the panic when…

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Using Competitor’s Trademark as Advertising Keyword Deemed Infringement

insights February 26, 2011

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently ruled that the purchase of a competitor’s registered trademark through Google Inc.’s AdWords program for sponsored keyword advertising on the search engine website constituted “use in commerce” under the Latham Act. Trademark owners scored a recent victory in the ongoing battle over the use…

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New HSR Thresholds for 2011 to Take Effect

insights February 25, 2011

The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for preacquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect February 24, 2011.  All transactions closing on or after the effective date will be governed by the new thresholds. The annual adjustment of the dollar thresholds for preacquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act will take effect February 24,…

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IP Heavyweights Weigh in on Brand Bullying

insights February 23, 2011

AIPLA and INTA submitted comments to the USPTO in response to the PTO’s request for feedback on Trademark Litigation Tactics I have written about trademark bullying in relation to one of my client’s experiences with Volkswagen and in general.  I also blogged about this issue for a friend’s blog, Smaller Box, yesterday.  My colleague and blogging inspiration, Steve Baird — of…

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