Recent Publications - Intellectual Property


Mission Complete: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Trademark Licensees
May 20, 2019 | Intellectual Property
Trademark licensees no longer need to fear the possibility of losing the right to use their licensed marks if the licensor files for bankruptcy. On May 20, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC nka Old Cold LLC, 587 U.S. __ (2019), holding that a licensor’s …
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Litigation Trends in Packaging Claims
April 12, 2019 | Health Services | Intellectual Property
Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti authored an article published in Natural Products Insider, “Litigation Trends in Packaging Claims.” Click here to read the article. …
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Registration Now Required Prior to Initiating Copyright Infringement Suit
April 9, 2019 | Intellectual Property
Courts at the opposite sides of the country (and some in between) have long differed on how easy it is for a party to file a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement. A March 4, 2019, decision by the United States Supreme Court has standardized the process throughout the nation. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. …
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Del Pizzo Writes in ‘The Computer & Internet Lawyer’
December 17, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Nancy Del Pizzo published an article in The Computer & Internet Lawyer entitled “Are Your Clients’ Web Sites Accessible?” It discusses how businesses’ online presence may leave company owners open to litigation due to a lack of accessibility by the disabled. It relates how the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination at “places of public accommodation,” and …
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Justice Department Updates Best Practices for Cybersecurity
October 31, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
In September, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section updated its Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents. The updated guidance (which is not intended to have any regulatory effect) emphasizes the importance of planning a response before a data breach, ransomware threat or other cyber …
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And She’s Returning The Stairway … to Heaven
October 12, 2018 | Intellectual Property
While there may be a no-return policy on the stairway to heaven, no such policy exists with respect to returning a blockbuster jury verdict that dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Led Zeppelin. To be sure, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that a new day will dawn by ordering …
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Del Pizzo Co-Edits and Publishes In August 2018 NJ Lawyer Magazine
July 30, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
In addition to sharing the co-special editor role for the August 2018 issue of New Jersey Lawyer magazine, which focuses on “Diversity,” Nancy Del Pizzo also received publication credit for her article directed to New Jersey lawyers, “Navigating the Internet for the Visually Disabled.” New Jersey Lawyer magazine is a publication of the New Jersey …
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Website Accessibility: Lawsuit Avoidance and a Potential New Source of Customers
July 24, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Nancy Del Pizzo’s article, “Website Accessibility: Lawsuit Avoidance and a Potential New Source of Customers” was published in Nutrition Industry Executive. Click here to read full article. …
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Gordon, Cannata and Misiti Published in NYIPLA
July 6, 2018 | Intellectual Property
Stu Gordon, Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti’s article, “Dealer’s Choice: First Circuit Allows Licensor to Reject Trademark License in Bankruptcy,” was published in The New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s spring newsletter. Click here to read the article. …
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Driving Miss Lohan? Not According to the New York Court of Appeals
April 19, 2018 | Intellectual Property
Lindsay Lohan was not pleased with the alleged use of her likeness by Rockstar Games as an avatar in its Grand Theft Auto V video game. In her lawsuit against the game company, Lohan claimed that: (1) an avatar named “Lacey Jonas” that appears in the video game so resembled her that the avatar qualified …
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