Richard Brown was quoted in an article, "Winery Sues NJ Turnpike Authority to Defend Right to Use Highway Sign in Logo," in The New Jersey Law Journal. In the article, Brown discusses a trademark battle between a New Jersey local winery, Old York Cellars of Ringoes and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. The winery's best argument against trademark infringement is the minimal likelihood of confusion between a transportation agency and a business that makes and sells wine because they have a separate customer base, Brown said. "Ultimately, if these cases continue, there'll be a developing body of law. But in the context of what the government can do and can't do in terms of getting trademark protection on various things, in some sense they're no different than a private party," Brown said. "I think you'll find, as time goes on, there will be more of these cases and you'll get a better defined body of law with respect to government entities and trademarks."
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Mark Romance authored a United States Law & Practice Update, entitled "New Rule Requires Foreign Applicants to Be Represented by U.S. Lawyer," published by theINTA Bulletin, a newsletter for the International Trademark Association.
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.
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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.
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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