Texas’ New Trademark Act

Posted on Jan 31, 2012

On September 1, 2012, a new trademark law will replace Texas’ current trademark laws. Heightened Scrutiny of Trademark Applications The most significant revision to the Texas trademark application process requires the Texas Secretary of State to refuse registration to marks likely to cause confusion with a mark already registered at the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]

NLRB Scuttles Arbitration by Individuals Only

Posted on Jan 10, 2012

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision held that the Federal Arbitration Act allowed for a waiver of class action claims. So, plaintiffs would have to bring their claims one at a time. The case essentially was a claim by phone services customers for over charges. Last week the NLRB ruled that having a similar provision […]