EU Court Decision Invalidating Privacy Shield Results in Massive Confusion for U.S. Businesses: Addendum

This post is an update. Read the original post here. As we previously reported, in July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), in a case known as Schrems II, invalidated the Privacy Shield, the safe harbor mechanism relied on by businesses to transfer personal data from the EU to the United […]

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

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Charlotte Cuccia

This post is an update. Read the original post here, the first addendum here, and the second addendum here. We have previously reported on the announcement by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) that it would require filer’s biometric data through ID.me, and its subsequent announcement that it would postpone the initial effective date […]

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Promising Developments in Protecting Intangible Cultural Property

We have previously highlighted the inadequacy of current intellectual property laws to protect the intangible culture of indigenous populations. The collective and multi-generational ownership of assets such as traditional knowledge, legends and storytelling – often secret or sacred – fall outside the confines of traditional copyright and trademark law and leave these communities with few […]

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E-books and Libraries: State Legislation and Ongoing Lawsuits

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Charlotte Cuccia

As we reach the two-year anniversary of COVID-19 lockdowns in the United States, remote work remains a part of daily life. Over half of Americans whose jobs permit them to work from home are doing so, and 78% of those currently working from home all or most of the time would like to continue to […]

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Are School-Issued Chromebooks Violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act?

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Robert Piper

We have previously written about the growing trend for companies to collect biometric data on individuals and the concerns around how that data is used and stored. We have also discussed how certain state laws, like the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), can hold companies accountable through private rights of action, i.e., where consumers have the […]

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