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HTMLHouse Committee Advances Higher Education Bills
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 24, 2016
As much of the attention in Washington this week was concentrated on the sit-in by House Democrats over gun control legislation, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 22 approved by voice vote five bipartisan bills aimed at assisting students in choosing the right college or...

 

HTMLThe Last Set of Major FSMA Regulations Are Done!
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016
The last of FDA’s seven “foundational” rules mandated under the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) was published at the end of last month, just a few days before the May 31, 2016 deadline agreed to by the Agency when it settled a lawsuit related to its implementation of...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Announces Los Angeles-Based Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition as Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Last week, President Obama announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy. The winning coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, California brings together a consortium of...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 23, 2016
On June 23, 2016, in its second time hearing Fisher v. University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin. The Court held that the program is lawful under the Equal Protection Clause because it is narrowly tailored to...

 

HTMLDilution Update: NYC BEER Is Not Diluted, But The Empire State Building Is
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 30, 2016
Trademark dilution is a concept not easily understood. Although, we have written about this topic in previous posts, a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, ESRT Empire State Building, L. L. C. v. Michael Liang, Opposition No. 91204122 (TTAB June 17, 2016), may help to further...

 

HTMLMassive CPSC Recall Leaked to the Press by “CPSC Source” Prior to Official Agency Announcement
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
Today the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada announced a massive joint recall with IKEA involving over 35 million pieces of furniture that can pose a tip over hazard to small children. While we would normally write about the recall itself, a troubling...

 

HTMLMAYA And MAYARI Are Not Confusingly Similar When Used On Wine
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
The Federal Circuit has upheld the findings of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that use of the marks MAYA and MAYARI on wine is not likely to cause confusion. Oakville Hills Cellar, Inc. vs. Georgallis Holdings, LLC, Case No. 2016-1103 (Fed. Cir. June 24, 2016). The court concluded that there...

 

HTMLThree California Municipalities Enact New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws
Brent Michael Douglas, Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 16, 2016
On June 7, 2016, San Diego voters passed a ballot initiative containing two provisions for hourly workers. First, San Diego’s new minimum wage will be $10.50 per hour once the ballot results are confirmed, which is expected to be in mid-July. Second, San Diego will have its own paid sick...

 

HTMLDOE Announces $16 Million to Commercialize Energy Technologies
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 28, 2016
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses commercialize promising energy technologies from DOE’s National Laboratories to the marketplace. This is the first Department-wide funding allocation through the Technology...

 

HTMLDICKMAN’S Pickles: Just Another Unregistrable Surname
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016
The US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has, again, explained how and when surnames may function as trademarks. In re Enumclaw Farms LLC, Application Serial No. 85942195 (TTAB June 24, 2016). This blog has discussed this topic in the past, but the facts in this most recent case are worth another...

 


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