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Intellectual Property Considerations Regarding Export of Technology

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On June 21, 2016, CincyIP welcomes Robert Lawson, of GE Aviation, for a discussion on the export of technology and corresponding intellectual property considerations. Running afoul of export control laws is surprisingly easy.  If an American inventor in his Cincinnati lab hands data related to a patent application to a visiting Chinese scientist, this may be an export of technology.  Likewise, distributingRead the rest of this page »


2016 Membership Dues now being collected

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We are now collecting dues for the 2016 calendar year.   The annual dues provide us with a budget to plan events and are primarily used to pay for out-of-town speaker expenses. Membership (whether Active or Associate) entitles you to a discount of both our regularly scheduled monthly luncheon meetings (generally the second Tuesday of the month) and our SpecialRead the rest of this page »


Hague Design Filings: Procedures and Strategies

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On May 10, 2016, CincyIP welcomes Jeremy R. Kriegel of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP in Chicago, to speak on procedures and strategies for Hague design filings. In May of 2015, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office began accepting international design applications under the Hague Agreement.  The Hague design system has several procedural peculiarities, but if one knows how to maneuver the systemRead the rest of this page »


Developments in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

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On March 15, 2016, Ted Davis will present on developments in trademark and unfair competition law over the trailing twelve months, with a particular emphasis on the invalidation under the First Amendment of the prohibition in Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act on the registration of potentially disparaging marks, continued judicial disagreement on the evidentiary value of registrations on the Principal Register,Read the rest of this page »