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State University of New York Sues Former Students for Using Trademark

It is no secret that universities have become big brands doing even bigger business. You are also probably not surprised to hear that alumni pride for nearly every well-known university is just as big.  But SUNY’s lawsuit against two former students is an illustration of when alumni pride may just cross the line.  SUNY Gives Alumni Business a Crash Course on Trademark Infringement Two SUNY alums have been doing business as Triple O Entertainment for […]

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How Public Pressure to Boycott Backcountry Brand Halted One Trademark Infringement Claim

Last year, on advice from their legal team, Backcountry.com decided to pursue a trademark infringement claim on a small Colorado-based business named Marquette Backcountry Ski. The comparative giant of retail outdoor sports and equipment, Backcountry.com, filed suit against Marquette Backcountry Ski (and a dozen others, actually) for using the term “backcountry” in their name. What Backcountry.com did not consider was public response. Small Business Owner in Colorado Stands His Ground in Court When Backcountry.com sued […]

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Does Your STEM OPT-based EAD Extension Extend Your Work Authorization?

When qualifying criteria are met, STEM OPT-based EAD extensions do extend your work authorization.  Unfortunately, these extensions can be easily confused with the automatic 180-day extensions. We’ve already written about those elsewhere, but we’ll cover the basic requirements below, so you can understand the differences between these extensions. About the STEM OPT-based EAD Extension The STEM OPT extension applies to the work authorization. Upon STEM OPT EAD approval, the period of time is rolled into […]

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