January 2018

Jonathan Purow

Upcoming Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey On November 7, Democrat Phil Murphy overwhelmingly won the race to be the next governor of New Jersey. During his campaign and after his election, Murphy has made it clear that the legalization of recreational marijuana is a priority of his administration. Murphy is pushing for legalization […]

January 2018

Jeffrey Kaden

The Unites States Supreme Court is getting more and more involved in patent related matters. In this year’s decision of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brand LLC, No. 16-341, May 22, 2017 (U.S.) , the Supreme Court significantly restricted where a patent owner can file a patent infringement action. For the last twenty […]

January 2018

Diana Muller

We live in a world dictated by pressure and anxiety. Relaxation, fitness and comfort have become the norm for consumers to deal with stress and improve their health. Companies in apparel, fitness and wellness are competing to deliver the best products and services, whether it be a new sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises, […]

January 2018

by Marc P. Misthal I was watching my son’s little league game when a client sat down next to me in the bleachers to ask about that most resilient of intellectual property canards: the “Ten Percent Rule.” “If I am inspired by a work,” my client asked, “how much does the inspiring work have to […]

January 2018

by Marc P. Misthal When I tell people that I represent clients in the restaurant industry, they often give me puzzled looks and ask me why restaurants would need any kind of intellectual property protection. The truth is that restaurants face the same kinds of issues as any other business, and generally need the same […]

January 2018

by Jeffrey M. Kaden A design patent protects the ornamental presentation of an article or product. This can include the product’s configuration, shape, and/or surface ornamentation. Design patents are limited to the appearance of the product and do not cover structural or functional features or innovations. A design patent in the United States has a […]

January 2018

by Donna Mirman The Kardashian name is one of the most recognized household names. Fueled by the brand savvy iconic sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney, the Kardashian name has become a mega brand for marketing everything from reality television shows, advertising services to virtually every fashion related product. KARDASHIAN BEAUTY, KARDASHIAN KOLLECTION, KARDASHIAN KHAOS to […]

January 2018

by Diana Muller Is it possible to obtain trademark rights from promotional products? Is it possible to protect the category of promotional products bearing a trademark if the products are unrelated to the core business of the trademark owner, and are given away for advertising and promotional purposes only? The legal protection of trademarks on […]

January 2018

by Jeffrey M. Kaden In filing for patent protection for an invention, almost all countries require that the subject matter that is claimed in a patent application must not be known or otherwise be part of the prior art. The prior art includes different types of activities, such as disclosures in printed publications, sales or […]

January 2018

by Barry Lewin Companies are often created because the founders have a concept they think will take hold. Sometimes, the founders believe the concept is novel, can be protected, and can result in considerable value. For an emerging business, this Intellectual Property (IP) can be the most important asset the business has and can be […]

January 2018

by Mitchell S. Feller On June 13, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. This decision makes it easier for courts to award enhanced damages for patent infringement in cases where the infringement is egregious or there is other willful misconduct. Rejecting the more stringent ‘Seagate’ […]

January 2018

by Jonathan Purow Originally appeared on Law360 Our world is going virtual. Major industry players such as Microsoft Corp., Sony Corp., Facebook Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. are investing heavily in the future of virtual reality, so it is no wonder that projections estimate that the number of augmented and virtual reality (VR) devices […]