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Tom Brady Gets Sacked at the USPTO

Love him or hate him, everyone agrees that NFL Quarterback Tom Brady is terrific, except the USPTO. Earlier this year, Mr. Brady’s company filed to register the trademark “Tom Terrific” for t-shirts and various other collectible items. Yesterday, the USPTO rejected those applications. Why did continue reading...

Gatorade: The Sport Fuel Company for “Average Joes”

In 2016, SportFuel sued PepsiCo for using their registered trademark “SPORTFUEL” in a slogan used to advertise Gatorade products. SportFuel is a personalized nutrition consulting firm in Chicago. They also market sports drinks and supplements, like their “energizing phytonutrient powder mix” which contains the antioxidant continue reading...

New York Expands Data Privacy Protections

New York continued its active legislative session last week, this time by expanding its data breach notification law. The SHIELD Act (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security), signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 25, 2019, notably expands the definition of a data breach continue reading...