blogging beyond

We have a lot of opinions and ideas—and we are not shy about sharing them. Here, you will find fresh content from the Sequel team and guest bloggers about the latest legal, Internet, technology and market developments and trends. Have an idea for a future topic to be addressed and discussed in our blog? Please contact us at info@sequeltechlaw.com with your idea.

Posted by Sequel on June 4, 2014
Topic: blogs, Patents
Tags: Congressional Legislation, Intellectual Property, Patent Trolls

No Patent Reform in Current Congressional Term as Senate Bill Get Yanked

The prospects for patent law reform being passed by the current Congress disappeared last week when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) pulled his bill after several contentious months of no consensus. The Senate’s Judiciary Committee Chairman had been fighting to get the Senate to adopt patent reform in the wake of the House of Representatives’ overwhelming […]

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Posted by Sequel on June 4, 2014
Topic: blogs, Trademark
Tags: Bayer, Belmora, Intellectual Property, Misrepresentation of source, Well-Known Mark Theory

Trademark Panel Cancels Mark Despite Lack of U.S. Use

In a precedent-setting case, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) has rescinded a trademark even though the trademark holder doesn’t use that mark in the United States and has no plans to do so. The case, which can be found here, illustrates that the “misrepresentation as to source” provision of the Lanham Act can […]

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Posted by Sequel on May 29, 2014
Topic: blogs

Be Prepared: Do Not Track Laws Will Affect Your Business

As is so often the case, California is again leading the nation in the definition and enforcement of online privacy rules. The latest announcement from California Attorney General Kamala Harris, while not legally effective in other states, should serve as a beginning point for you to begin thinking about how your company will handle these […]

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Posted by Sequel on May 20, 2014
Topic: blogs, Privacy
Tags: EU Privacy, Right to be Forgotten

EU High Court Ruling on Google Search Results

The European Union’s high court has ruled that Google must respond to requests by individuals and companies to take down from search results any information that the petitioner views as outdated, inaccurate or irrelevant. In its zeal to create a “right to be forgotten,” the Court has told Google that it is responsible for hiding […]

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Posted by Sequel on May 20, 2014
Topic: blogs, Trademark
Tags: Database, Search, WIPO

WIPO Launches Visual Search of Key Database

In what may well be the first action of its kind, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) unveiled earlier this month a visual search interface for its Global Brand Database. The new interface is designed to make it possible for users to look for trademarks by their visual appearance. The new UI can be approached […]

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