Free the Australian Indigenous Flag: Addendum

This post is an update. Read the original post here. The “Free the Flag” campaign in Australia has come to what is generally seen as a happy resolution. We previously reported on the long-simmering controversy over rights to the Aboriginal flag, which was designed in 1971 as a protest symbol by Indigenous artist and copyright […]

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2022 Brings New Requirements Via ID.me for Filing Trademark Applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

In August, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced that effective April 9, 2022 all parties, including lawyers, individuals or representatives of large or small businesses wishing to file a trademark application, will be required to have a USPTO.gov account and provide certain personal information to establish their identity. ID.me, a third […]

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Trademark Owners: Beware of Scams

As IP lawyers we frequently receive emails from our clients asking us if official-looking unsolicited correspondence they have received about upcoming trademark deadlines is legitimate. These scam solicitations attempt to get the owner to pay a fee for services not needed or to pay inflated fees to maintain their trademark registration. There are many varieties […]

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A Cybersecurity Guide: Who Do You Call in the U.S. Government?

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Robert Piper

With an exponential rise in ransomware attacks each year and the personal data of more Americans available for sale on the dark web, ensuring that your company has implemented effective cybersecurity protocols has never been more important. Multiple federal agencies have worked to create and publish cybersecurity resources aimed at the general public. These resources […]

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NCAA Rule Change Paves the Way for Student Athlete Endorsement Deals

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Ethan Barr

On January 22, 2022, the NCAA is expected to formally adopt changes to its constitution which were initially approved on June 30, 2021. At that time, the NCAA agreed to allow college athletes to profit from their likeness for the first time in history. The decision came after pressure from impending state laws and years […]

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