Trademark Law—Federal Circuit Holds En Banc That Excluding Disparaging Trademarks Violates First Amendment—In re Tam, 808 F.3d 1321 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc)

Congress enacted the Lanham Act for two primary reasons: ensuring public confidence that a product is genuine, and preventing misappropriation of that product’s identifiers by “pirates and cheats.”1 Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act prevents federal registration of...

Business Law—Second Circuit Extends the Dodd-Frank Act’s Anti- Retaliation Protection to Internal Whistleblowers—Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, 801 F.3d 145 (2d Cir. 2015).

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd- Frank Act) reformed federal financial regulation in response to the Great Recession.  The Dodd-Frank Act includes incentives and protections for whistleblowers who report violations of federal...
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