Topic: Trademarks

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IPO Communication, Employee Engagement, African Electricity, Inversion Transactions

For some, it’s only Thursday. For others, it’s already Thursday. But for all of you, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and that makes any day a little bit brighter… Considering an IPO? The JOBS Act now lets you “test the waters” of potential investors without violating SEC communications rules… (Morrison & Foerster) What are… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: JPMorgan Fine, Volcker Rule, Computer Fraud, Nondiscrimination Tests

Pity the lowly Thursday, sandwiched between Hump Day and TGIF, the day everyone wants to get through so they can start the weekend. But Thursday it is – until tomorrow at least – and that means another JD Supra Corporate Brief: JPMorgan has agreed to pay more than $2 billion for its role in Bernie… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Integrity Act, Irreparable Harm, Horton Ruling, Money Laundering

“I’m not a saint unless you think a saint is a sinner who keeps on trying.” — Nelson Mandela Ignoring the new requirements of the Integrity Act will come back to bite you… (Noa Baddish, Susan Friedfel, and Fredric Leffler at Proskauer Rose) No (irreparable) harm, no (trademark) foul… (Eric Ball, Sebastian Kaplan, and Jedediah… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: International Class Actions, 2014 Proxy Season, Fraud-on-the-Market, Student Loan Servicers

On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the labor union that once represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Class actions are riding the globalization wave… (Quinn Emanuel) What’s ISS thinking about for next year’s proxy season? (Kenneth Alberstadt at Akerman)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cuban Wins, Rabobank Pays, FDIC Warns, Australia Repeals

This day in legal history: on October 31, 2002, a federal grand jury indicts former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice related to the company’s collapse. Scary! Fake Graveyards, Insulting Tombstones, & A Lawsuit Over Free Speech Violations… (Is That Legal?) It took the… Read more »

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do to Protect Your Startup’s IP

“For a new venture […] an intellectual property portfolio may be the venture’s only major asset.” (Vern Francissen of law firm Lane Powell) You have an amazing startup idea and work is underway. Positive response from early adopters; you’re building a great team; things are looking good… But don’t overlook one key part to your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fracking Rule Comments, Commercial Crime Insurance, SOX Whistleblower Protections, Retail Energy Contracts

Register for email updates, and you’ll never go looking for the JD Supra Corporate Brief again. It’s as easy as click, type, send… The BLM’s proposed rules for fracking on public lands garnered substantial attention: more than 1,000,000 comments’ worth, to be exact… (BakerHostetler) India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol means that trademark registrations in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Photocopier Secrets, FATCA Effects, Cloud Cybersecurity, Anti-Kickback Statutes

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: there’s a long weekend coming up. The law news: What happens in your photocopier better not stay in your photocopier… (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) Will FATCA do more harm than good? (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph) The NIST cloud computing cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies provide a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Investigative Crises, Drug Names, Paper Shredders, Washing Machines

Happiness is a warm JD Supra Corporate Brief: “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “The federal government, with a search warrant – do you know what to do?” (DLA Piper) Maybe it would be easier if we only used the first 23 letters of the alphabet to name our products… (Foley Hoag) Federal contractors take note: if… Read more »

SCOTUS Says Nike’s Promise to Not Sue Renders Trademark Lawsuit Unnecessary

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a promise not to sue a competitor for infringing its trademark means that Nike won’t have to face a lawsuit challenging the validity of that mark. Michael Boudett of law firm Foley Hoag explains: “Nike, having sued competitor Already LLC for infringing its marks, later issued… Read more »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use Now

Welcome to the latest edition of JD Supra’s Corporate Law Report, which includes: executive speed dating of the “need to know” variety; good reasons to conduct a trademark audit now; a look at top FCPA enforcement in 2012 and what they mean for your compliance plans; a clarification of the Economic Espionage Act; and more.… Read more »