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You Say “Louis,” I Say “Chewy”: Distinguishing Tarnishment from Blurring

Written By Guest Author, Marks Gray Summer Law Clerk Corrine H. Bowden What do Louis Vuitton luxury handbags have in common with “Chewy Vuiton” dog toys?  According to the Fourth Circuit, not enough.  The court’s November 2007 ruling in favor of the underdog in Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A., v. Haute Diggity Dog, LLC made what has proven to be a lasting impact on trademark law. The opinion also outlines a thorough dilution analysis revolving around […]

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What to Know about Copyright Protection for Presentation Materials

Presentations are given every day to a wide variety of audiences throughout the world.  Professional consultants provide presentations on leadership development, handling stress, how to improve sales techniques, financial investments, real estate sales, and insurance as an investment — just to name a few. If the materials in these presentations and the handouts distributed to the audience are original works, the creators of presentations should submit copyright applications to obtain copyright registrations for those original […]

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6 of the Top I-9 Mistakes That Employers Make

As a business immigration attorney, one of the things I get the most questions about from clients is the I-9 verification process — and it’s easy to see why! I-9 verification is complicated, confusing, and full of lots of specific rules and requirements. That’s why I decided to write my new I-9 Verification Employment eGuide for HR professionals. This free, comprehensive book is chock-full of detailed information designed to walk you through the process and […]

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Did the City of Pasadena Infringe on the Rose Bowl Trademark?

Last week, U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte dismissed a lawsuit on behalf of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (The Association) against the City of Pasadena. The lawsuit included several claims: The Association sought a declaration that the City of Pasadena did not have an ownership interest in the ROSE BOWL GAME trademark or the ROSE BOWL trademark. The Association sought a declaration that if a force majeure event should occur under the Master License […]

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VIDEO: 10 Day E-Verify Timeline

In this video, Immigration Business and Compliance attorney Giselle Carson talks about the new 10 day E-Verify Timeline.

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VIDEO: July 2021 Immigration Updates

Check out Business Immigration and Compliance attorney Giselle Carson’s July 2021 Immigration updates!

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