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Federal Circuit Finds "Offensive" Trademarks Are Protected by the First Amendment

As many of us were celebrating the holidays and ringing in the New Year, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals was busy overturning thirty years of.. Read More

Keep on Dancing: Ninth Circuit Suggests Fair Use is Free Speech Right

The Ninth Circuit recently resolved the question of whether fair use is a free speech right or an affirmative defense in Lenz v. Universal Music.. Read More

Waiving the Right to Arbitration By Participating in Litigation

Many business contracts have an arbitration provision that states something similar to: "any dispute arising out of or related to this agreement.. Read More

Former Employee Free to Set up Shop Despite One-Year Non-Compete Agreement

Companies trust their employees with valuable resources, such as their trade secrets, confidential information, customer lists, and reputation. .. Read More