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Distinctive visual elements of the CRACKER BARREL logo insufficient to defeat Kraft trademark challenge
November 15, 2013
On November 14, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a preliminary injunction that precludes the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain from using its distinctive CRACKER BARREL logo on hams sold in grocery stores. Kraft claimed that consumers might mistakenly think that the hams come from Kraft, which sells cheese under its own, different CRACKER BARREL mark. The decision, issued by Judge Posner, gives little weight to the distinctiveness of the logo that the restaurant uses.
Jeremy D. Protas Announces Recipient of 2013 Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship
November 5, 2013
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP attorney Jeremy D. Protas announced Jonathan D. Cocks as the recipient of the 2013 Jeremy D. Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship. Mr. Cocks, originally from Texas, is a third-year law student at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of California, Los Angeles, in aerospace/mechanical engineering. During his studies at UCLA, Mr. Cocks founded and participated in an effort to design, build, test, and launch a pulse-plasma thruster-powered cube satellite.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues Final Rules to Implement Provisions of the Patent Law Treaty that Change Aspects of U.S. Patent Laws
October 30, 2013
The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (Act) (Public Law 112-211) was enacted on December 18, 2012, to implement provisions of the Patent Law Treaty (Treaty), which the Senate ratified in December 2007. On October 21, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a Final Rule that implements important changes the Act makes to the U.S. patent laws.
Five Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Professionals Appointed to INTA Committees for 2014-2015 Term
October 10, 2013
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announced that five trademark professionals have been appointed to the International Trademark Association (INTA)’s subcommittees and committees for the 2014-2015 term.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun IP Litigation Partner Anthony Gabrielson Named Among Law Bulletin's "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch"
October 9, 2013
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that partner Anthony S. Gabrielson was selected as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch." Mr. Gabrielson was selected from more than 1,300 nominees, based on the Law Bulletin’s annual survey of attorneys to identify this year’s most talented young lawyers in Illinois. Mr. Gabrielson was lauded by his clients and peers who noted their respect for his "personality, practicality and extensive knowledge of intellectual property issues." To view Mr. Gabrielson’s profile, click here.
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Eric M. Brusca Authors Series of Articles for InsideCounsel Magazine
December 3, 2013
Partner Eric M. Brusca, Ph.D. is a regular contributor to InsideCounsel, authoring a series of articles discussing current issues in patent law.
For clients with biotech advancements in genomics and medical applications, Dr. Brusca prosecutes patent applications in the U.S. and supervises international prosecution. Dr. Brusca has extensively assisted his biotech clients with domestic and foreign patent prosecution, U.S. interference and foreign opposition proceedings, and non-infringement/validity opinions. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and has matched his legal experience with his deep technology background.
Julianne M. Hartzell Authors Series of Articles for InsideCounsel Magazine
November 19, 2013
Partner Julianne M. Hartzell has become a regular contributor to InsideCounsel and will author a series of articles discussing current issues in patent law.
Rupert Co-authors ACC Docket Article: "No More Freebies: A common sense approach to owning your innovations"
October 10, 2013
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun partner Donald W. Rupert co-authored an article titled "No More Freebies: A common Sense approach to owning your innovations," published in the September 2013 edition of the ACC Docket. The article addresses the many challenges companies face in ensuring they own their innovations, which arise from both the way innovations are developed and the way that companies do business. Using a hypothetical conversation between an in-house and outside counsel, the authors discuss these challenges and possible solutions for proactively securing ownership. To read the article in its entirety, click here.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Attorneys Authoring a Four-Part Series in BioProcessing Journal
August 1, 2013
Partner Bill Merkel and other Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP attorneys are authoring articles for a four-part series on intellectual property issues for BioProcessing Journal. The articles will address topics such as off-shoring and infringement, multi-party activity and joint infringement, patent exhaustion, laws of nature/patent eligibility, and a multi-jurisdictional patent perspective. Articles will run in consecutive editions of the quarterly publication.
Katherine L. Neville Authors Series of Articles for InsideCounsel Magazine
July 2, 2013
Partner Katherine L. Neville, Ph.D. has become a regular contributor to InsideCounsel and will author a series of articles discussing current issues in patent law.
- Eric M. Brusca Authors Series of Articles for InsideCounsel Magazine