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  • Google Changes to Mobile Search Results Affect Trademark Owners

    Posted by: John W. Scruton on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00:00 am

    Google announced recently that it has updated the way it displays URLs (website addresses such as www.google.com) in mobile search results.  While this sounds at first blush like a technical matter, it may prove to be of substantial interest to trademark owners.

    Google says the intent of the change is to better reflect the names of websites and website structure.  To do this, it will use what it calls a "breadcrumbs-like" format.  (The term refers to Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of breadcrumbs so they could retrace their steps.)  To demonstrate the change, Google shows side-by-side results for a search on "history of google."  In the old format, the URL for the Wikipedia hit is "en.m.wikipedia.org/.../History_of_Google."  In the new format, it's "Wikipedia > wiki > History_of_Google."

     
  • What is the potential impact of Rolling Stone’s faulty, high profile reporting of campus sexual assault allegations?

    Posted by: Margaret Christensen and Brian W. Welch on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00:00 am

    What is the potential impact of Rolling Stone’s faulty, high profile reporting of campus sexual assault allegations? It’s hard to overstate the damage done by Rolling Stone’s failure to pass almost every test of journalistic competence in publishing its article “A Rape on Campus” about the alleged rape of a female student at the University of Virginia. As revealed by the subsequent review by the Columbia ...
     
  • Litigation Lesson: LivingSocial Inc. and the Communications Decency Act [VIDEO]

    Posted by: Daniel J. Donnellon on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:00:00 am

    Litigation Lesson: LivingSocial Inc. and the Communications Decency Act [VIDEO] Is LivingSocial living on the edge? Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon continues his "Litigation Lesson" video series with details surrounding Judge William Hayes issuing an order denying a motion to dismiss filed by LivingSocial Inc., the operator of the website of the same name that offers discounts ...
     
  • Litigation Lesson: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Trademark Issue Preclusion [VIDEO]

    Posted by: Daniel J. Donnellon on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:00:00 am

    Litigation Lesson: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Trademark Issue Preclusion [VIDEO] Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon continues his "Litigation Lesson" video series with an update on United States Supreme Court case B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, which you can watch for free here. Case Background Defendant Hargis lost its effort to register the “sealtite” ...
     
  • Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?

    Posted by: Brian W. Chellgren and John W. Scruton on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:00:00 am

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead? A recent decision of the Supreme Court creates broader effect for decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), suggesting that parties may expend greater effort and expense in opposition and cancellation actions before the TTAB. The TTAB, part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, provides an ...
     
  • What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees?

    Posted by: Editor on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00:00 am

    What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees? In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney Steven A. Brehm discussed what employers should know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville ...
     
  • We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    Posted by: Philip C. Eschels on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:00:00 am

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now? How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to his side business on a day he had reported he was taking intermittent leave for a ...
     
  • Litigation Lesson: Trademark Issue Preclusion [VIDEO]

    Posted by: Daniel J. Donnellon on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 10:00:00 am

    Litigation Lesson: Trademark Issue Preclusion [VIDEO] Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon recently continued his "Litigation Lesson" video series, which you can watch for free here, with a short discussion on United States Supreme Court case B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries. About the Case Both B&B Hardware and Hargis Industries had been ...
     
  • Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation

    Posted by: Bailey Roese on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:00:00 am

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation Many attorneys will never come across a constitutional law issue in their entire career practicing law. Indeed, many attorneys may have actively avoided any involvement with constitutional law since studying for the bar exam. However, for those attorneys who practice state and local tax law, constitutional law is a large ...
     
  • IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive

    Posted by: Andy Bowman on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:00:00 am

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hopes to spur electronic filing by offering an attractive incentive to Indiana certified wastewater operators who are first-time users of NetDMR, a web-based system for filing Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR), Monthly Monitoring Reports (MMR) and Monthly Reports ...
     
 
 
 

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