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2019 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports Issued; Reports Sound Alarm (Again) as Depletion of Trust Fund is Imminent

Each year, the board of trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund and Medicare Trust Fund release reports to Congress providing an estimated projected financial outlook for the programs.  Last week both reports were released.  The 79th annual Social Security … Continue reading

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Will Conservative Justices Sound the Death Knell of State Action? Be Careful for What You Wish

Joseph E. Slater, Will Labor Law Prompt Conservative Justices to Adopt a Radical Theory of State Action?, 96 Neb. L. Rev. 62 (2017). Anne Marie Lofaso Late last year, in Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court held unconstitutional all union-security clauses … Continue reading

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Similarity In Meaning Must Be Weighed Against Dissimilarities In Appearance And Sound

In a rare reversal by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board” or the “TTAB”), it was determined that there was no confusion among the marks NABOSO (English translation barefoot) and BAREFOOT for overlapping goods. See In re Naboso … Continue reading

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Sound the alarm? Registration required to file infringement lawsuit.

In response to the Supreme Court’s opinion in Fourth Estate Public Benefits Corp.  v. Wall-Street.com, some are warning photographers that it’s now more difficult to make claims for copyright infringement. In its order, the Supreme Court held that you must … Continue reading

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FCC Public Notice Requests Stakeholders to Sound Off on Soundboard Technology

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition for an expedited declaratory ruling relating to how the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) applies to the use of soundboard or avatar technology. Specifically, … Continue reading

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