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U.S. Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split on Trademark Damages
By: Jeff Kuo

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari for Romag Fasteners Inc. v. Fossil Inc., No. 18-1233, and trademark practitioners are hopeful that the ruling will finally adjudicate the long-standing issue of whether a plaintiff must prove willfulness in order to obtain an award of a trademark infringer’s profits for violating 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a) of the Lanham Act.

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Keeping Public Sector ERP Projects From Going Astray
By: Marcus Harris

Massive and costly failures of corporate ERP software system installations and integrations are becoming legendary. Nearly every week comes news of another train wreck. But as the public sector adopts ERP to serve a variety of purposes ever-more frequently, digital transformations are carrying a growing number of risks for government entities.

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IP Attorneys Write on Copyright Law Split for Law360
By: Adam Wolek and Rashad Simmons

Taft Chicago Intellectual Property attorneys Adam Wolek and Rashad Simmons contributed, “A District Court Split on Curing Copyright Timing Defects,” to Law360 on Aug. 15. The article discusses the differing opinions of district courts on whether parties can file copyright suits before the copyright registration is issued.

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Why Aren’t CEOs Asking These Five Questions on Data Security?
By: Marcus Harris

Good chief executive officers pay close attention to every aspect of the business they are charged with running, from yesterday’s sales and production numbers, to the look and feel of next winter’s advertising campaign. As well they should: After all, the board, shareholders, employees and even the public hold the CEO accountable for the success or failure of the entire enterprise.

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USPTO to Require Foreign-Domiciled Trademark Applicants and Registrants to Engage a U.S.-Licensed Attorney
By: Zach Gordon and Russell Menyhart

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that, effective as of August 3, 2019, all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings must be represented by a U.S-licensed attorney.

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