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    Claims Left Barely Standing

    by  • June 27, 2010 • copyright, trademark

    Commerce Bancorp LLC v. Hill is a meaty enough case on ownership issues alone it’s good for two blog posts.  First is a standing problem that cropped up, second an allegation of trademark abandonment.  I’ll do standing now and abandonment later. I am always somewhat baffled by changes in ownership of intellectual property when...

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    Only Registrants Get Statutory Damages for Counterfeiting

    by  • January 21, 2009 • trademark

    The modern corporate enterprise with specialized subsidiaries may have its benefits, but it can also cause some unintended consequences on the intellectual property front. I’ve previously reported on a Mars intra-company assignment of patents that created havoc in at least two suits. Now, oil company Shell has run into a wrinkle in a routine...

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