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OFFIT KURMAN ATTORNEY, JONATHAN WACHS, ISSUES LATEST
MONTHLY NEWS ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Maple Lawn, MD --- Jonathan Wachs, a principal in the mid-Atlantic law firm of Offit Kurman and head of its Intellectual Property Group, has compiled his most recent important IP news from his weekly blog, Friday Factoids. Below are the issues that Mr. Wachs has chosen:
For June 6, 2014:
A federal lawsuit filed on May 8, 2014 by Keds, LLC claims that many shoes made by competing shoe manufacturer Vans violate Keds' blue label mark that appears on the heels of its sneakers.
For June 13, 2014:
Some of our nation’s Founding Fathers were also well-recognized inventors. Some of their inventions include a 16 sided threshing barn (George Washington), bifocals and the lightning rod (Benjamin Franklin) and the cipher wheel (Thomas Jefferson).
For June 20, 2014:
Although there is no form of single copyright registration that will automatically protect an author’s writings globally, most countries offer protection to foreign works under international copyright treaties and conventions, namely the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works and the Universal Copyright Convention.
For June 27, 2014:
In 1938, Walter Frederick Morrisson (inventor of the flying plastic disc now known as the Frisbee®) quickly realized an opportunity to sell his discs for a profit. This realization occurred when Morrison and his girlfriend were tossing a cake pan to each other on the beach in Santa Monica. A stranger offered to pay 25 cents for Morrison’s cake pan (which only cost 5 cents). The rest, as they say, is history.
About Offit Kurman:
Offit Kurman is the fastest-growing, commercial law firm in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It has offices in Baltimore/Washington; Bethesda, Frederick, Maple Lawn, and Owings Mills, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tysons Corner, Virginia; and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s website is http://www.offitkurman.com