Monthly Archives: November 2016

Court: One Sale Is Enough to Show Trademark Use in Commerce

Clients seeking trademark registrations often ask how much use of a mark in interstate commerce is needed for success. Earlier this month the Federal Circuit answered that question when it reversed a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) that cancelled a trademark of a church in Zion, Illinois at the behest of…
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New CA Law Addresses What Happens to Digital Assets Upon Death

Although estate planning and issues related to inheritance are generally outside the wheelhouse of this blog, a new California statute is worth noting here because of its intersection with internet law. Known as the “Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act,” the law creates to three-part hierarchy to determine who can access someone's “digital…
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