While cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, nearly twenty states have passed laws authorizing the adult use of cannabis products, and nearly 40 states allow medical cannabis use.
Confused by the CCPA, CPRA, VCDPA, CPA, UCPA, CTDPA, ADPPA, GDPR, etc.? Is your client a business, service provider, contractor, data controller, data processor, or none of the above?
The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) provides new ways to seek cancellation of trademarks that are not or have not been in actual use. While going forward after 2023 Petitioners may only request an expungement proceeding between three and 10 years after the mark is registered, until December 2023 one can challenge any registration over three years old. As a result, many older trademark registrations may be vulnerable.
In 2020, the Supreme Court resolved a longstanding circuit split with its decision in Romag Fasteners v. Fossil Group. As a result, proof of willful infringement is no longer required for trademark owners to recover infringers' profits.
Online enforcement of intellectual property rights is always a challenge.
Without federal legalization, cannabis operators are faced with challenges in protecting their trademark rights.
Commonly occurring mistakes in tech- and IP-related agreements can be fatal to both daily operations, as well as to future M&A prospects of a company.
Open-source software is free of charge, robust, and ubiquitous in software development today. But to use it properly, companies need compliance processes in place to honor the terms of the licenses.
Artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technology has widespread applications and is increasingly becoming important to the production of goods and services. Commercialization of AI-enabled technology and big data processes requires an incentive system such as intellectual property protection to help promote investment and innovation.
State-level momentum for comprehensive privacy bills is at an all-time high. After the California Consumer Privacy Act passed in 2018, multiple states proposed similar legislation to protect consumers in their states.