Intellectual Property & Technology Blog Posts From May 2019
Blog: Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling on the Ongoing Viability of Trademark Licenses by Bankrupt Entities
Date: May 20, 2019
Title: Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling on the Ongoing Viability of Trademark Licenses by Bankrupt Entities
Summary: At issue in Mission Product Holding v. Tempnology, LLC, was whether a licensee whose license agreement was "rejected" by the bankrupt debtor licensor was permitted to continue using the trademark that was the subject of the license. The debtor/licensor wanted the licensee to cease ongoing usage of the mark and cited to the bankruptcy law's tool of rejection as the basis for doing so. However, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the proposition that the licensee had to cease usage....
Blog: What Wearable Tech Could Mean for Sports as “Hot News”: A Lesson from the Alliance of American Football
Date: May 17, 2019
Title: What Wearable Tech Could Mean for Sports as “Hot News”: A Lesson from the Alliance of American Football
Summary: On April 2, 2019, in the middle of its inaugural season, the nascent Alliance of American Football (AAF) ceased all operations. Within weeks the AAF filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, leaving in its wake new technologies that might one day reshape the world of professional sports....