Tag Archives: Registration

US Copyright Office Review Board denies registration of ‘Vodafone Speechmark’

Readers might recall last month’s post concerning the US Copyright Office Review Board’s refusal to register UEFA’s Starball logo. This work was denied registration because it was not sufficiently original to sustain a claim for copyright. On similar grounds, the Review … Continue reading

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DSIO Issues Time-Limited, Conditional No-Action Relief for Excluding Certain Loan-Related Swaps from Counting toward the Swap Dealer Registration De Minimis Threshold

  On August 28, 2018, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“DSIO“) announced “conditional, time-limited no-action relief to a banking entity for not counting certain loan-related swaps towards its swap dealer de … Continue reading

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LOL? Why Is P&G Seeking Registration of Three-Letter Acronyms for Soap?

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has filed federal trademark applications to register several well-known (at least among millennials) acronyms used in text messages, including LOL (laughing out load); NBD (no big deal); WTF (what the f***); and FML (f*** my life). … Continue reading

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Industry groups support CFTC proposal on swap dealer registration; watchdog calls it ‘Swiss cheese’

By Lene Powell, J.D. Major financial industry associations including SIFMA, ISDA, and FIA largely supported a CFTC proposal setting the amount and types of swap dealing activity that trigger the requirement to register as a swap dealer. However, public interest … Continue reading

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Registration Opens for NNI Webinar on NanoEHS and Nanomedicine

Registration has opened for an August 20, 2018, webinar on “NanoEHS and Nanomedicine:  Similarities and Synergisms.”  The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) notes that there are many synergies between nanomedicine research, which addresses (among other topics) issues of efficacy and safety, … Continue reading

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