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Public Session Date Rescheduled for October 11, 2017

The Surface Transportation Board has set a new date for the public listening session to review CSX Transportation’s rail service problems and recovery plans. The session will take place October 11, 2017, at the Board’s offices in Washington, D.C.  The session will be open for public observation, although anyone wishing to speak must file an intent to participate with the Board no later than September 29, 2017.

Andrew Diversey, a doctoral student at the University of New Mexico, challenged the university administration regarding the use of his dissertation.  When he discovered that the university had copied and made his dissertation publicly available without his permission, he demanded that all copies be returned to him.  When the university refused to comply with his request, Diversey then sued the university for copyright infringement.

NetJets is a private aviation company that offers a number of services including fractional ownership of jet aircraft, jet lease management and jet charter services.  In the 1990s, NetJets developed its own proprietary software called “IntelliJet” as an operational management tool.  NetJets began highlighting features of the IntelliJet software in its public promotions for the purpose of distinguishing its core services from the competition.  Originally the software was only used internally by NetJets employees and IT staff, but NetJets eventually expanded access to the software, allowing customers to use the tool to make flight reservations and the like.  In 1996, the company obtained a trademark registration for its INTELLIJET mark covering the goods of “computer software for managing aircraft leasing and sales.”

In my experience as a practicing attorney, my clients have often proven to be the most interesting part of my work. My client, Steve Wilson, and his wife, Laura Lee Brown, a spousal team of Kentucky-based contemporary art collectors, are no exception to this rule. Wilson and Brown co-founded 21c Museum Hotels with their flagship property in Louisville, Ky., which has evolved into an expanding brand of boutique hotel, modern art museum and upscale restaurant combinations. Their passion for public engagement of the arts has put downtown Louisville in the national spotlight and boosted local tourism, bringing in visitors from all over the world.

On behalf of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, we would like to congratulate OFS Brands, an Indiana-based furniture company and BGD client, on winning three Interior Design Magazine “Best of Year” awards in product design. The distinguished design competition recognizes superior interior design products and projects.

Five OFS Brands products were finalists at the awards – the ...

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is pleased to congratulate several of its clients who were recognized at this year’s Business First of Louisville “Business of the Year” Awards. The event was held Dec. 3 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. This year the awards ceremony had a record number of attendees with 450 people present. At the event, Business ...

Kraft Foods, the large provider of retail food items, has sold CRACKER BARREL labeled cheeses in grocery stores for more than fifty-five years.  In fact, it owns a U.S. trademark registration for its mark, which was registered in 1957.  Kraft recently learned that the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain planned to launch a CRACKER BARREL branded food line into grocery stores, including ...

Since 2004, Google has digitally scanned more than 20 million books for users to search and browse.  Many of those books are protected by copyright and remain in-print.  The Authors Guild, Inc. and several individual authors sued Google for copyright infringement for its unauthorized copying and display of their protected works.  In response, Google asserted the “fair use” defense ...

On behalf of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, I would like to commend M&M Cartage Co., Inc., a Kentucky-based trucking company and BGD client, for launching a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. M&M Cartage plans to invest $7.5 million to build a new headquarters facility with green efficiencies located in Jefferson County. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has ...

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