Monthly Archives: April 2020

Trademark Plaintiff Not Required to Show Willful Infringement Before Award of Infringer’s Profits – Supreme Court Settles Split Among the Circuits in Romag Decision

By J. Graham Matherne

The Lanham Act sets forth various remedies for trademark infringement including the potential recovery of the infringer’s profits. 15 U.S.C. § 1117(a). Prior to April 23, 2020, there was a split in the federal circuits as to whether an award of infringer’s profits required a finding that the infringement was willful. Continue reading

PRACTICAL DATA SECURITY TIPS FOR ALL GENERATIONS TO AVOID COVID-19 SCAMMERS

By Julie Laemmle Watts 

Many people feel a certain level of invincibility to data breaches and online scammers, maybe because they are well-read and knowledgeable about what to look for and avoid, or maybe because they simply think they are smart enough to know a scam when they see it. While that may be true in the ordinary course, scammers have adapted to and are preying on peoples’ vulnerable states in the current pandemic. This is even more concerning given the vast number of people working from home, which creates additional exposure for employers. Continue reading