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The TTAB recently refused registration to two trademark applications for cannabis and marijuana vaporizers, finding no bona fide intent to lawfully use the marks in commerce because the vaporizers are classified as unlawful drug paraphernalia under the CSA. 
College and university staff and college store operators routinely grapple with how to enable students to use copyrighted material in the most economical and efficient way. Copyright protections have not made this easy, with sometimes complex considerations for different licenses and exceptions.
SB 330, the Housing Crisis Act of 2019, is making its way through the California Legislature, and will be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. 
The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a 113-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the first of a planned series of revisions to its representation procedures under Section 9 of the National Labor Relations Act.  
The US Senate is poised to confirm Tom Feddo to run CFIUS as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security, increasing the bandwidth of CFIUS at a critical time in its history.
In its groundbreaking decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 US ___, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018), the Supreme Court held that the National Labor Relations Act permits employer/employee agreements that contain class- and collective-action waivers and mandate arbitration for employment disputes. 
After its recent adoption of the Madrid Protocol, Canada’s Intellectual Property Office will send communications about applications filed under the Madrid Protocol to the applicant or an appointed Canadian trademark agent, not to an applicant’s foreign representative.
After enacting progressive sexual harassment laws just last year, New York State (NYS) lawmakers have once again strengthened employee protections in the workplace.
Headlines that matter for privacy and data security.
Despite a recent setback, a right of publicity lawsuit filed by the actress Brooke Shields against a cosmetics company and several major retailers will proceed in California state court.
On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the proposed CY 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (Proposed Rule).
The Delaware Superior Court recently issued a final order against Overstock.com for violating Delaware’s Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Law and False Claims and Reporting Act by failing to report and remit nearly $3 million in abandoned gift card balances to Delaware’s revenue agency.
On Friday, August 2, 2019, the US State Department announced the issuance of another round of sanctions on the Russian Government in relation to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act), which will go into effect on August 19, 2019.
On July 24, 2019, Chicago passed the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which will dramatically change how many Chicago employers schedule work.
On August 1, 2019, Trump posted a tweet that beginning on September 1, 2019, importers can expect a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the CY 2020 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule.
When was the last time your organization reviewed its antitrust compliance program?
On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual proposed update to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (Proposed Rule).
We’ve all seen the funny faces appearing across the internet as friends and family use the FaceApp to see what they may look like in 30 to 50 years. The resulting images are wrinkled and gray, but the trade made—instead of the time to age—was data.
AM General, LLC, owner of the intellectual property associated with the HUMVEE all-terrain military vehicle, has sued popular game maker Activision Blizzard, Inc. over the inclusion of HUMVEE intellectual property in the CALL OF DUTY video game and related collateral.
In August of last year, President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), a sweeping overhaul of the operations and jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).