The US Supreme Court heard oral argument Wednesday in Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, a case questioning what happens to a licensee’s trademark rights when a licensor goes bankrupt. Tempnology, LLC, a company specializing in cooling technology for towels and headbands among other things, had licensed a series of patents and trademarks to [...]

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A group of experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights have condemned the harsh crackdown by France on public protest and demonstrations. According to the report, the government of France has increasingly restricted human rights—particularly those of free demonstration—in response to the rise of the gilets jaunes (“yellow jackets”) protest [...]

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Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) reintroduced the Electronic Court Records Reform Act as HR 1164 Wednesday with cosponsors Mike Quigley (D-IL), David Roe (R-TN), and Henry “Hank” C. Johnson, Jr. (D-GA). The full title of the bill is “To direct the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to consolidate the Case Management/Electronic [...]

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The Supreme Court of New Hampshire on Friday upheld the convictions of three women arrested in violation of a local ordinance prohibiting nudity in public places. The ordinance in question, Laconia City Ordinance § 180-2, states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally, in a public place:…appear in a state of [...]

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed more than 100 criminal charges Friday against the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for failure to notify residents of potential health risks when replacing lead pipes. The AG has filed 161 charges (one for each affected household) of third degree criminal misdemeanors for violating the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water [...]

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