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Carrying on business in the UK? Your UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 obligations

This blog posting was contributed by Laura Mackenzie-Mitchell, solicitor with the UK-based law firm Browne Jacobson LLP, which is solely responsible for its content. Section 54 of the recently-enacted UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 may apply to your organisation, whether incorporated within the UK or not, if it falls within a certain turnover threshold and … Continue Reading

The Hound’s-Tooth Bites Back: The Ghost of Paul “Bear” Bryant

Recently, a District Court judge issued a scathing rebuke to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama et al. v. Houndstooth Mafia Enterprises LLC, (N.D. Alabama February 23, 2016).  Judge Proctor’s memorandum opinion upbraided the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) for ignoring his earlier-issued order … Continue Reading