December 2020 Intellectual Property Legislation Overview

The 5,593-page coronavirus relief and government spending bill passed by Congress without much discussion in the final days of 2020 contains several pieces of intellectual property legislation worth noting. The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 “amends the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for third-party submission of evidence relating […]

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A Primer on Digital Rights Management

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Ethan Barr

Have you or a loved one lost a beloved e-book in the past year? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. In July 2019, Microsoft began deleting its repository of e-books and halted sales from its e-library, thereby eliminating any downloads on all of its customers’ electronic devices. The purpose was to prevent tech-savvy […]

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What’s in a Rename: Public Spaces

Earlier this year we wrote about the issues surrounding name changes in the public and private education space as well as the rebranding of the Washington Football Team. The push toward such changes has continued as we head into 2021, warranting an update. Although this blog focuses on naming in public spaces, it is also worth […]

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