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Understanding The New Federal Trade Secret Law (Part 1)
Secret stamp from 1949 Atomic Energy Commission Document.

Understanding The New Federal Trade Secret Law (Part 1)

When it comes to trade secret protection, there’s a new sheriff in town. Congress recently updated the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA), and as part of that update, it created a brand new federal trade secret protection law. Shockingly, and in a rare flash of solidarity, the U.S. Senate…

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Making the Trump Name Drumpf Again?

The 2016 presidential contest once again pushed trademark law into the news. A few weeks ago, it was the Democrats. Now it’s the Republicans. Well, sort of. John Oliver’s late-night show aired a segment critical of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In the segment, Oliver pointed out that the Trump…

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Cheerleading Fashions Copyright Clash

Can you copyright your fashions? In general, clothing designs: i.e., the cut and design of articles of clothing, are not protected by copyright law because the statute expressly excludes protection for “useful articles.” One of the murkiest issues in copyright law is how to determine what transforms a “useful article”…

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