Patent and Trademark

It may seem bizarre to ask whether an animal can own property. After all, over the ages, animals have generally been considered human property themselves. Today, one of these property rights is in dispute. Copyright is a form of intellectual property law which protects original...

Supreme Court Distinguishes Design Features from Useful Articles  Royse Law Firm May 15, 2017Patent and Trademark, Technology Every year the Supreme Court continues to distill and define the rules of intellectual property law, and this year is no different. There are several cases before the high court in this...

With the New Year rapidly approaching, it is the time of year when businesses review the past year’s successes and failures, as well as plan what they want to accomplish in 2017. It also should be a time when businesses review their legal contracts to...

Recently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court was a decision on whether Samsung would owe Apple nearly $400 million in damages. The court’s ruling on that case will alter how much Samsung owes for patent infringement, and change patent law going forward. The ruling clarifies...

"To buyers and sellers alike, 'labels matter.'" That is the first sentence in a recent case from the California Supreme Court, Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., Case No. S216305 (December 3, 2015). In that case, labels mattered because the California Supreme Court held that...

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