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  • Blog: Data Security Law Blog11th Circuit Hears Oral Argument in LabMD CasePosted on June 22, 2017 by
    Yesterday morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, sitting in Miami, heard oral argument in the case of LabMD, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 16-16270.  For purposes of this post, we presume readers are familiar with this case, which we’ve blogged about extensively since the Federal Trade Commission lodged an [...]
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  • Blog: Minter Ellison Technology, Media and IP BlogGoogle trade mark survives generic challenge in the USPosted on June 19, 2017 by
    A United States appeal court has recently found in favour of Google, Inc in a case that sought to argue that the word GOOGLE should lose trade mark protection because it has become generic. The case US trade mark legislation permits the cancellation of a registered trade mark on the ground that the primary significance of the mark to the relevant public is as a generic name for some or all of the goods or services for which it is registered.  In other words, if consumers generally understand the term to refer to the type of goods or services, rather than the source of the goods and serv...
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  • Blog: Food and Beverage Law BlogWatch for Litigation Concerning Website Accessibility to the Disabled to RisePosted on March 20, 2016 by Phillip M. Slinkard
    As has been reported in the news recently, there is increasing litigation asserting that the websites of some retailers and other commercial enterprises are not accessible to consumers with disabilities. For the reasons discussed below, we expect to see increasing demands on the owners of restaurant websites and the consumer-facing websites of food and beverage manufacturers. The Americans with Disabilities Act  was adopted before widespread adoption of the internet, but the Department of Justice and many courts have taken the position that the ADA’s prohibition of discrimination ag...
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