Recent News - Intellectual Property


Del Pizzo Presents at ABA Conference in Los Angeles
October 3, 2017 | Intellectual Property | Commercial Litigation | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On September 28, Nancy Del Pizzo presented at the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s workshop, “Maximizing Expert Witnesses: Best Strategies and Practices for Selecting, Using, Challenging and Defending Expert Witnesses.” Approximately 30 people attended the workshop, which was hosted by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles. Del Pizzo’s panel presented on the topic: …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Kori M. Clanton
September 18, 2017 | Kori M. Clanton | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Kori Clanton has joined the firm as an Associate. Kori M. Clanton is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Insurance Fraud and Intellectual Property Practice Groups, resident in the Hackensack, NJ office.  Kori enjoys a diverse practice representing corporate clients in both …
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Del Pizzo Appointed to 2nd Term on State Ethics Committee
August 30, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
The New Jersey Supreme Court has appointed Nancy A. Del Pizzo to a second four-year term as a member of one of New Jersey’s District Ethics Committees. For this term, commencing September 1, 2017, she has been appointed to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County North. She previously was appointed and served …
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Kang Appointed to Ethics Committee
August 30, 2017 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property
Gene Kang has been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County South. The appointment is for a four-year term that commences September 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2021. …
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Del Pizzo to Present at ABA Workshop
August 24, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
On September 28, Nancy Del Pizzo will present at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s workshop, “Maximizing Expert Witnesses: Best Strategies and Practices for Selecting, Using, Challenging, and Defending Expert Witnesses.” Nancy will participate on a panel entitled, “Enter the Experts: Tips and Tools for Identifying Effective Expert Witness.” For information about the workshop, …
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Del Pizzo Publishes Article in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
August 2, 2017 | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo has published an article entitled, “‘Open Source’ Goes ‘Open Science,'” in the August 2017 issue of the New Jersey Lawyer. Click here to read the article. …
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IP Watchdog’s Music Licensing Story Quotes Del Pizzo
July 24, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo discussed the effect of fractional performance licenses in an IP Watchdog story entitled, “In the Era of Spotify and Pandora Where do ASCAP and BMI Fit?” Nancy notes that a May 18 decision in the Southern District of New York, and a corresponding appeal, have created uncertainty in the music licensing industry. …
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Don’t Go It Alone: Insurance For Intellectual Property Claims
July 5, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti will be participating in the upcoming Nassau County Bar Association CLE program entitled, “Don’t Go It Alone: Insurance For Intellectual Property Claims.” The program will be held at the Nassau County Bar Association on July 18, from 5:30-6:30 PM and is accredited for one CLE credit in professional practice or …
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Del Pizzo Reappointed Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee
June 13, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo has been reappointed, by incoming Bar President, Robert Hille, as Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee for 2017-2018. The New Jersey State Bar Association serves, protects, fosters, and promotes the personal and professional interests of its members. It serves as the voice of New Jersey attorneys …
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Cannata and Misiti to Present at NYIPLA Seminar
June 9, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti will be presenters at the upcoming New York Intellectual Property Law Association CLE seminar entitled, “Hot Topics in Trademark Law.” The event is being held at the Princeton Club in New York City on July 19, 2017. Michael and Frank will presenting, “Don’t Go At It Alone: Insurance for Intellectual …
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Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling
June 9, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent Law360 article entitled, “Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling.” Michael, and other attorneys, provided commentary on the recent Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC which tightened restrictions on where patent owners can file infringement lawsuits. To read the article, …
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Del Pizzo Presents at NJSBA’s Annual Conference
May 22, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo moderated and spoke at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA’s) Annual Conference in Atlantic City, N.J.  The presentation, entitled, “Social Media: How to Use It to Network and Market Your Practice without Violating the Law,” drew more than 50 attendees. Del Pizzo, who organized the panel for the event, is …
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Del Pizzo Presenting and Moderating Panel at NJSBA Annual Conference
March 24, 2017 | Intellectual Property
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Nancy Del Pizzo will moderate and present at this year’s New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) Annual Conference at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The panel, which she organized as co-chair of the NJSBA Intellectual Property Special Committee, is presenting: “Social Media: How to Use It …
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Ade, Del Pizzo Named as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers
March 20, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Super Lawyers has recognized two Rivkin Radler partners. Brian Ade and Nancy Del Pizzo were named as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers. Brian was named a Top Rated Products Liability Attorney; Nancy was named a Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney. Brian has been on the Super Lawyers list every year since 2005. Nancy was named …
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Smirti, Cannata & Misiti Secure Dismissal of Trade Dress and Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
March 10, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael C. Cannata, Frank M. Misiti, and Stephen J. Smirti, Jr. successfully secured the dismissal of a hotly contested trade dress and trademark infringement lawsuit against the Firm’s client Sweaty Bands, LLC.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by Sparkly Soul, Inc., a direct competitor in …
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Cannata and Misiti Article Published in Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
March 6, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael C. Cannata’s and Frank M. Misiti’s article entitled, “Starbucks Hits the Bong Designer In the Wallet,” was published in the February 2017 issue of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. Click here to read the article. …
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Del Pizzo Quoted in WestLaw
February 27, 2017 | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo appeared in a WestLaw article entitled, “Patent Act Liability Needs More Than One U.S.-Made Component,” in which she discusses the implications of Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Promega Corp. For the full text of the article, click here. …
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Rivkin Radler Elects 6 New Partners
January 1, 2017 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Professional Liability | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Directors & Officers Liability | General Liability | Insurance Coverage | Insurance Fraud | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Avigael Fyman, Ryan Goldberg, Matthew Lampert, Robert Maloney, Sean McAloon and Frank Misiti have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented, and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active …
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Smirti, Cannata & Misiti Prepare Amicus Brief for the United States Supreme Court
November 28, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Steve Smirti, Mike Cannata, and Frank Misiti, members of the Firm’s intellectual property practice group, participated in the drafting of an amicus brief submitted on behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in the matter of In re Tam pending before the United States Supreme Court.  The case is of critical importance as …
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Rivkin Radler Hosts NYIPLA Program on Lanham Act Damages
November 14, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
On November 10, 2016, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Trademark Law and Practice Committee hosted a panel discussion at Rivkin Radler LLP’s Long Island office entitled “Show Me The Money! A Primer on Lanham Act Damages.” The panel members included Dana Trexler Smith, a partner in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group …
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Del Pizzo elevated to Lead Barrister of John C. Lifland Inn of Court
October 26, 2016 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo has been elevated to Lead Barrister of the John C. Lifland Inn of Court and will help spearhead student learning sessions at the Inn.  The John C. Lifland Inn of Court focuses on federal practice and intellectual property litigation in particular.  Leaders in IP in the State of New Jersey and …
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Cannata and Misiti publish article in New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s “The Report”
October 24, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti have written an article entitled, “Infringement of Adult Images Ex(xx)ed Out of Coverage,” which was published in the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s August/September 2016 issue of “The Report.” Click here to read the article. …
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Cannata Quoted in Newsday Article
October 20, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent Newsday article entitled, “Trademarking Hashtags: Companies’ Next Branding Frontier.” In the article, by Jamie Herzlich, Michael discusses how Intellectual Property law pertaining to hashtags is still developing. “A mark comprising or including the hash symbol (#) or the term “hashtag” is registrable as a trademark or service mark …
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Cannata Quoted in Article for Web Hosting Secret Revealed
September 6, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata was quoted in a recent WebHostingSecretRevealed.net article entitled, “Top Reasons Why You Should Trademark Your Business Name.” Cannata advises that “Securing a federal trademark registration is one of the most practical and cost-effective ways that business owners can protect their brand.” To read the complete article, Click Here. …
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Gregory Miller Quoted in Inc.com Article
August 9, 2016 | Professional Liability | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Gregory D. Miller was quoted in a recent Inc.com article entitled, “This App Can Get You Anything (Legal) From Anywhere.” A new shopping app called Grabr, which lets an individual who wants something he or she can’t find locally to post a plea for someone to bring it to them, presents copyright and trademark infringement …
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Miller, Del Pizzo and Kang Obtain Dismissal For Lack of Personal Jurisdiction
August 9, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Gregory D. Miller, Nancy A. Del Pizzo and Gene Y. Kang, along with co-counsel Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman LLP, obtained dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction in a District of New Jersey  trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition action involving two diagnostic services and genetic testing companies.  The dispute involved information allegedly taken by …
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Del Pizzo quoted in the New Jersey Law Journal
August 2, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo was quoted in the July 29, 2016 issue of the New Jersey Law Journal in an article promoting the August 2016 issue of New Jersey Lawyer, the State Bar Association’s bimonthly magazine.  Del Pizzo served as co-Special Editor for the August issue, which focuses on Appellate Practice in New Jersey.  She and …
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Wilck and Adler Featured in LIBN Article
July 22, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Health Services | Intellectual Property
David Wilck and Francine Adler were featured in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Learned Before They Were Lawyers.” The article focuses on how lawyers use experience from previous careers to help them in their law practice. David Wilck was featured for his time spent as in-house professional liability claims counsel for an …
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Del Pizzo Appointed Co-chair of New Jersey Bar Association Committee
July 14, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo has been appointed Co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee for 2016 – 2017. The Intelletual Property Committee provides information and education on developments in patent, trademark, copyright law and unfair competition. …
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Intellectual Property Group Presents Seminar
July 11, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Gregory D. Miller, Stephen J. Smirti, Jr., Nancy A. Del Pizzo, and Michael C. Cannata, partners in the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, presented a seminar entitled “Intellectual Property: What is it and why is it important?” to members of the design team of one of the most well-recognized, and respected, New York based fashion …
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Wilck quoted in Long Island Business News Article
July 8, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck*, a partner in the firm’s Director’s & Officers, Intellectual Property and Professional Liability practice groups, was quoted in the July 8-14 issue of the Long Island Business News’ article entitled, “Learned before they were lawyers.”  David said, “I was able to observe different lawyers and how they represented insurers and communicated to insurance …
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Cannata & Misiti Published in FC&S Legal
June 14, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s and Frank Misiti’s article entitled, “No Coverage for the Sale of Counterfeit Goods,” was published in FC&S Legal: The Insurance Information Center publication. To read the full article, Click Here. …
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Del Pizzo Elected Legislative Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section
May 23, 2016 | Intellectual Property
Nancy A. Del Pizzo was elected Legislative Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section.  The Legislative Chair reviews pending bills and makes recommendations for comment on behalf of the LGBT Rights Section to the State Bar Association. For more information on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section, Click …
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Lewis Quoted in Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Article
May 11, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis was quoted in an article for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance entitled, “For the insurance industry, where will technology have its biggest impact in the next five years?” To read her answer and the answers of three other industry leaders, Click Here. …
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Cannata Published in The Suffolk Lawyer
April 28, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article, “You Should Trademark That!” was published in the April edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. The Suffolk Lawyer – April 2016 …
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Wilck a Moderator at the ABA’s National Legal Malpractice Conference
April 27, 2016 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck will be a moderator at the American Bar Association’s National Legal Malpractice Conference in April 27-29, 2016, in New Orleans, LA. The session is entitled, “Effective Impeachment and Rehabilitation in the High-Stakes Legal Malpractice Case.” Session descriptive: Legal malpractice cases typically raise issues of ethics, morality, and “right and wrong” that are susceptible …
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Miller profiled in Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who
March 11, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Intellectual Property
Gregory Miller was profiled in the March 3, 2016 issue of the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property. Click here to read the column. …
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Rivkin Radler Elects Five New Partners
December 22, 2015 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Appeals | Health Services | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael Cannata, Nancy Del Pizzo, Jeremy Honig, Michael McIsaac and Amy Wiedmann have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active members …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Attorneys
November 10, 2015 | Appeals | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Gene Kang and James Scozzari have joined the firm as Associates. “We are excited to have Gene and Jim on board.  Their experience and commitment to professional excellence will make them an asset to the firm and its clients and we look forward …
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Cannata Published in the NYIPLA Bulletin
October 31, 2015 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article entitled, “Notable Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions” was published in the November issue of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Bulletin. The full article can be found here. …
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Wilck a speaker at NYSBA Risk Management Seminar
October 16, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Risk Management for Lawyers.”  This program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance.  The program includes an overview of the New …
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Wilck presents CLE webinar
August 11, 2015 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Intellectual Property
David Wilck, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability practice group, presents a 1 hour webinar entitled, “Referring Lawyer Liability.” Description: Lawyers often refer clients, or particular client matters, to other lawyers. There are a host of reasons one lawyer will make a referral to another, from seeking to rely on the other attorney’s experience …
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Lewis quoted in Law 360 Article
April 24, 2015 | Professional Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis, a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, was quoted in a Law 360 article entitled, “Social Media Class Notices Gain Traction But Carry Risks.”   …
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Rivkin Radler welcomes new Counsel to the firm
April 8, 2015 | Appeals | Intellectual Property
Nancy Del Pizzo has joined the firm as Counsel in the Intellectual Property and Litigation & Appeals practice groups.  Nancy helps solve commercial disputes, including those involving intellectual property matters such as trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringement, domain name disputes, source codes, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition, defamation, libel and trade …
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Miller appointed co-editor in chief for the American Bar Association
April 7, 2015 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Our partner, Greg Miller has been appointed as a co-editor in chief for the ABA’s new social media platform, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC).  His committee will be tasked with generating and distributing insurance coverage content through various social media platforms, as well as raising awareness of key insurance coverage issues and developing a mechanism …
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Rivkin Radler welcomes new partner
April 1, 2015 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Gregory D. Miller has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation, Intellectual Property and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, resident in the New Jersey office. Greg has more than 20 years of experience in civil litigation and …
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Cannata featured in Long Island Business News
March 2, 2015 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata, an associate in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, was featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property section.  Please click the link below to view the Column. Adobe Reader is required to view the bulletin. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your PC, click here to download …
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Cannata quoted in Newsday article
March 1, 2015 | Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Associate, Michael C. Cannata, was quoted in the March 1, 2015 Newsday article entitled, “A Sweet Save.” …
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Lewis Quoted in New York Law Journal
December 22, 2014 | Intellectual Property
Shari Claire Lewis has been quoted in a recent New York Law Journal article. The article entitled, “Online Libel Judge Floats ‘Right to Be Forgotten'” deals with the subject of online privacy rights. …
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Cannata published in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal
September 30, 2014 | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata’s article entitled, “Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Cancels Six Trademark Registrations Owned by the Washington Redskins,” was published in the October 2014 issue of Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal. …
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