Monthly Archives: May 2012

Illinois to Ban Employers’ Demands for Social Media Account Information from Current & Prospective Employees

Both houses of the Illinois state legislature have passed a bill that would prohibit employers from asking their employees and prospective employees to provide passwords or other account information about the individual’s social networking accounts or profiles, or to demand … Continue reading

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U.S. TTAB Declines to Cancel AMERICA’S STRONGEST MAN Trademark Registration in Light of Earlier-Registered WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN Mark

The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) declined to cancel the federal registration of the mark AMERICA’S STRONGEST MAN on the ground that it was likely to be confused with the previously-registered WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN trademark. Trans World International, … Continue reading

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EEOC: Employer’s Delay in Halting Workers’ Wearing of Confederate Flag T-Shirts May Have Created Discriminatory, Hostile Workplace

In a decision recently released by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the EEOC concluded that an African-American employee of the U.S. Postal Service adequately alleged that he was subjected to a racially discriminatory hostile work environment because his … Continue reading

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World Wrestling Entertainment not Liable for Copyright Infringement Arising from Unauthorized Playing of Plaintiff’s Song at WWE Event

In Dash v. Mayweather, No.  3:10-cv-01036-JFA (D. S.C. May 11, 2012), the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina dismissed a copyright owner’s copyright infringement claims against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”) and other parties arising from the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Federal Court Rejects Claims that Patent Infringement Actions Were “Sham” Litigation in Violation of Antitrust Law

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed claims that the manufacturers and distributors of the antidepressant medication Wellbutrin XL committed antitrust violations by filing sham patent litigation against potential generic competitors and by filing a citizen … Continue reading

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