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Protecting Your Trademark and/or Service Mark Rights

by Jane D. Tucker One of the most important assets of a business is the name of the product or service which it provides. A trademark is a term, expression or design that identifies and distinguishes a product from that manufactured or sold by others. A service mark is a term, expression or design...

Williams Mullen: Court Allows Discovery Directly to Third-Party IT Outsourcer Because Of Party’s Inadequate Information Governance Practices; Awards Adverse Inference and Costs & Fees for Spoliation

BY: BENNETT B. BORDEN , JAY BRUDZ , MONICA MCCARROLL , BRIAN C. VICK & NEIL MAGNUSON In Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. v. Wall Street Equity Group, Inc. , 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69577 (D. Neb. May 18, 2012) (Kiewit II) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], one of the first cases...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Applying Twombly/Iqbal to Trademark Infringement Claims

By Dabney Carr In a recent decision denying a motion to dismiss claims relating to a "poached" service mark, Judge Hudson set a lenient standard for pleading trademark infringement under Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly , 550 U.S. 544 (2007) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers...