Pink insulation, green tractors, robins-egg blue jewelry boxes—they all have something in common: recognizable colors that many associate with products. But can colors be registered as trademarks and, if so, when? On April 8, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provided welcome guidance for trademark owners and practitioners on the nuanced area of protecting trademarks consisting solely of colors.
Temple Law alumni William Taylor (LAW ’06) outlines how the whistleblower immunity provision of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) can be used to develop a strategy for trade secret holders to mitigate the risk of incurring civil and criminal penalties stemming from the company’s alleged misconduct.
While the “Leave” result of the June 23 referendum will not have an immediate impact on intellectual property, the eventual British exit (“Brexit”) from the European Union could have long-term implications for IP protection and filing decisions in Europe. On June 23, the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union, raising questions
It is trite to say that the Internet has changed the world of intellectual property. The Internet’s impact on copyright law, in particular, has been revolutionary. The Internet allowed artists and authors of creative expression to distribute their works to millions of users. Equally dramatic, the Internet has provided users the ability to share these
Intellectual property law is caught in a widespread debate over whether it should serve incentive or natural rights objectives, and what the best means for achieving those ends are. This debate has spilled from the halls of Congress to the Supreme Court to popular campaigns on the Internet. The stakes are significant, as intellectual property