• Weaving diversity into the legal culture

    The focus on diversity and inclusion and their importance in today's legal industry is not new. In fact, more than 15 years ago I joined a PLI panel with the former MetLife GC, who spoke about the importance of diversity and inclusion. The law department reflected the corporation's goals in...

  • 'Sophisticated? Maybe.' Says TTAB

    In determining whether a trademark can be registered, the foundational question before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s examiner is whether an applied-for mark is likely to cause confusion in the marketplace.

  • Patents fuel the American Dream

    It has been said time and again that America is the land of opportunity, and there’s a reason for that: patents. Our history of invention runs deep, and continues to power the patent system, which encourages America’s inventors today. Patents continue to play a huge role in the global marketplace...

  • Confused? Just the Carfax, ma'am!

    In May, in a non-precedential ruling in Carfax, Inc. v. American Automobile Association, Inc., Cancellation No. 92056568 (May 7, 2015), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted a petition for cancellation of the American Automobile Association’s registration for the mark...

  • Time runs out on Omega

    In Omega S.A. v. Alliant Techsystems, Inc., Opposition Nos. 91173785 and 91174067 (April 29, 2015) [not precedential], the Board dismissed watchmaker Omega S.A.’s oppositions to Alliant Techsystems’ application to register a stylized version of Omega and Omega Elite, both with the initial Greek letter Ω as opposed to the Roman...

  • DuPont fights off activist investor, company nominees win all board seats

    DuPont announced that shareholders elected all 12 DuPont board nominees, in spite of a strong challenge from activist investor firm Trian Fund Management LP and its CEO, Nelson Peltz.

  • Carolyn Buller leads roundtable for the chemical industry

    Carolyn Buller, with international legal firm Squire Patton Boggs, annually hosts a General Counsel Roundtable for the chemicals industry, and has become a big name in the legal field for that industry.

  • Proxy firm weighs in on DuPont board

    Proxy adviser Glass Lewis & Co. has come down in favor of Nelson Peltz for a position on DuPont’s board.

  • Caution flag's up, Racegirl!

    As we often discuss, the factors in play in these cases do not offer a rigid scorecard. A registrant or applicant can win on six of them, but lose the seventh and see that seventh one carry the day.

  • Uninvited: Counsel lists and how they limit minority and women owned law firms’ access to legal work

    This article proposes methods for companies to achieve the benefits associated with having a preferred network while, at the same time, increasing the benefits that minority and women owned law firms can offer these clients.

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