Carrie Webb Olson, chair of Day Pitney's trademark practice group, was quoted in an article, "Offensive Trademark Ban Going Down? It Probably Should" in Law360. In the article, Olson discussed the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court recently granting certiorari to consider whether to strike down the federal government's ban on offensive trademarks. Olson said she hoped the justices would agree with the Federal Circuit, which declared the Lanham Act's ban on "disparaging" trademark registration violates the First Amendment. The government's defense against First Amendment accusations has been that denying someone a registration doesn't really cause them much harm. Olson, however, said registration is important. "The USPTO seems to be taking the position that a registration is just a piece of paper with only a few small benefits, so losing it isn't that big of a deal," Olson said. "But it is a big deal. You're really a second-class citizen as an unregistered trademark owner."
Ryan S. Osterweil, a senior associate in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property group and a member of the firm's Regulated Substances practice group will be speaking on a panel, "The Cannabis Goldrush and the IP Landgrab," at a program presented by the Patents Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
On June 19, Day Pitney LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast Chapter co-hosted a program, "Understanding Your Brand Identity: Bridging the Gap Between Business and Legal," held at Day Pitney's Boston office.
On May 22, Heather Weine Brochin will be presenting on "Navigating New Jersey Law when Hiring and Onboarding Employees" at the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals Mid-Jersey Chapter event.
Jonathan Tropp will discuss the recent Federal Circuit chip technology patent case, Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, at the 35th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York, NY.
Elizabeth Retersdorf authored an article, "Copyright Registration Ruling Creates Insurance Risks," for Law360.
Day Pitney LLP's representation of HDI Global Insurance Co. (HDI) was noted in an article, "1st Circ. Brushes Off Dental Co.'s Insurance Claim For TM Suit," published by Law360.
Ryan Osterweil was quoted in an article, "'It Isn't Illegal If It Doesn't Exist yet': Patent Laws Pose Challenges for the Cannabis Industry," which was published by Cannabis Wire and reports on a recent New York City Bar Association program where he served as a panelist.
Michael J. Dunne authored a chapter, entitled "Demystifying Service-Level Agreements and Avoiding the 'Gotchas,'" as part of the book Cloud 3.0: Drafting and Negotiating Cloud Computing Agreements published by the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section.
David Doot, Steven Cash and James Blackburn, IV authored an article, "Risk and Opportunity with the Industrial Internet of Things," which was published in the July-August 2019 issue of The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.
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