• paul-fiedler-q1QPK60bv1g-unsplash web AIG Evades Trademark Claims From Missouri Insurance Agency

    June 10, 2020

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on June 4, 2020, held that A.I.G. Agency Inc.’s trademark claims against AIG, the multinational finance and insurance company, were time-barred because it knew of AIG’s use of the mark decades before suing.
  • thisisengineering-raeng-mF6gB6hV5OU-unsplash web Novo Nordisk Can’t Enforce Noncompete Against Briefly Laid Off Employee

    June 9, 2020

    The First Circuit affirmed a district court judgment that prevented pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk Inc. from enforcing a confidentiality and noncompete agreement that it had entered into with a worker who was briefly laid off and rehired before leaving the company for BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • China web USPTO Webinar on Top Trademark and Copyright Cases in China

    June 8, 2020

    Register to attend the latest in a series of USPTO webinars focused on intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement in China.
  • andrew-robinson-LAtkN1U2v_Q-unsplash web A Letter to Our AIPLA Community

    June 5, 2020

    The continued inequitable treatment of African-Americans and other communities of color is intolerable. We must reflect on how our actions demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion through discussion, education, and implementation. And we must all find ways to come together, and no longer be torn apart.
  • mitchell-luo-ZGi2-wTpKzM-unsplash web USPTO Launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center

    June 5, 2020

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 3, 2020, launched the COVID-19 Response Resource Center to provide stakeholders and other interested parties with improved access to USPTO initiatives, programs, and other helpful intellectual property (IP)-related information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.