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TTAB Cancels Six “Redskins” Trademarks Owned by Washington Redskins—Cost/Benefit Analysis Will Increase Pressure To Abandon Allegedly Disparaging Trademark

On June 18, 2014, a divided panel of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued  a 177 page decision cancelling registration of six trademarks owned by the Washington Redskins on the ground that the use of the term “Redskins” is disparaging to Native Americans.  Counsel for …

Hobson’s Multiple Choice For Multinational Organizations: U.S. Court Rules That American Companies Must Comply with Government Warrants For Data Stored in Europe

Data stored by U.S. companies in the U.S. is within reach of the Department of Justice. Personal data (including email) of European citizens stored by U.S. companies in Europe is subject to European privacy laws that restrict its disclosure. What is a U.S. company to do, then, when faced with a decision of a U.S. …

Cybersecurity Insurance Protection: Choose Coverage Wisely and Read the Policy Carefully

Companies can affect their exposure to data breach expenses by acquiring cyber-risk insurance, but only if the company selects coverage appropriate for its potential exposure, as determined by the company’s industry, involvement in e-commerce and size. The maxim caveat emptor (buyer beware) emphatically applies to the evolving cyber-risk insurance market. Data breaches can seriously affect …

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