Likelihood of Confusion for Two Businesses In Operation for 40 Years

In re Guild Mortgage Company (Fed. Cir. 2019) Guild Mortgage’s above-pictured mark was refused registration was refused based upon a Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) conclusion of a likelihood of confusion with the registered mark “GUILD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT.” On appeal, the Federal Circuit has vacated that decision — holding that the TTAB “failed to consider relevant argument and evidence directed to DuPont factor 8.” Under Lanham Act § 2(d), the USPTO refuses to register marks that are ...
Tags: Law, California, United States, DuPont, Patent, Southern California, Fed, Board, Guild, The Board, Federal Circuit, Pittsburg Kansas, Ttab, Guild Mortgage Company Fed, Stone Lion Capital Partners LP, Lion Capital LLP

Accident with No Insurance on Either Vehicle

My question involves an accident that occurred in the state of: La Crosse, Wisconsin The accident/Dilemma: I was in a motorcycle accident in December 2019. My motorcycle was registered in my name. My insurance was lapsed so I had no coverage. License suspended as well (did not know yet). I got tickets for driving on a suspended and failure to maintain control of vehicle. Driving on a suspended was dropped to driving without a valid license, failure to maintain was dropped totally. The boat I h...
Tags: Law, Accidents and Injuries, NADA, La Crosse Wisconsin

At the Tuesday Night Cafe...

... you can talk about anything. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

SCOTUS Declines To Rule On Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment As Acting Attorney General

CNBC: In an unusual maneuver, Goldstein also used the case to raise the question of whether Trump’s acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, was constitutionally appointed. Trump appointed Whitaker in November after forcing out Jeff Sessions. Critics immediately pounced on the appointment, arguing that it was unlawful because Whitaker had not been confirmed by the Senate to the post he held at the time of his elevation to acting attorney general. Goldstein made his client’s gun rights case int...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Military, Gun Control, Cnbc, Trump, Whitaker, AG, Matthew Whitaker, Goldstein, Rod Rosenstein, Barry Michaels

The Difficulty Of Language In The Interpretation Of Trump’s View Of Gun Rights

There is no shortage of Trump supporters, here on this blog or elsewhere.  And there is no shortage of Trump detractors.  It occurs to me that sometimes language is a barrier to communication rather than the vehicle for it. Trump might be engaging repeatedly in 3D chess, or he might not.  His art of the deal might be selling out your rights for his benefit, or it might not be. But in either case, it must be remembered that his predilections are those of a Northeastern progressive, with certain c...
Tags: Politics, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, AG, Barr, Donald Trump On Guns, Gordon H Clark, AG Trump

James Wesley Rawles On The Legislative Onslaught Against Gun Rights

Via WRSA, at Survival Blog, Rawles has a great analysis of the current attempts by the statists to undermine recognition of your God-given rights. It’s a very comprehensive analysis, and as always, Rawles is well worth the time.  Also as always, share your thoughts and comments.
Tags: Military, Gun Control, James Wesley Rawles, WRSA, Rawles, Legislative Onslaught Against Gun Rights, Survival Blog Rawles

John Wesley Rawles On The Legislative Onslaught Against Gun Rights

Via WRSA, at Survival Blog, Rawles has a great analysis of the current attempts by the statists to undermine recognition of your God-given rights. It’s a very comprehensive analysis, and as always, Rawles is well worth the time.  Also as always, share your thoughts and comments.
Tags: Military, Gun Control, WRSA, Rawles, John Wesley Rawles, Legislative Onslaught Against Gun Rights, Survival Blog Rawles

Startup’s New Messaging App for Lawyers Offers Security and Storage

A Chicago-area startup founded by a lawyer who was concerned about his inability to securely message with colleagues and clients today launched a secure messaging app for iOS and Android that is designed to meet the security needs of legal professionals. Call EIE Legal, the app provides lawyers with a secure, encrypted method of mobile information exchange and an archived, unalterable record of those communications, stored encrypted in the cloud, not on the device. Founder David M. Buddingh say...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Michael, Naperville, Bob Ambrogi, ABA Techshow, EIE, David M Buddingh, EIE Legal, David M Buddingh David S Buddingh

Wales has highest incarceration rate in western Europe – study

Prison population in 2017 was 154 per 100,000 in Wales, compared with 141 in EnglandWales has the highest rate of imprisonment in western Europe, the first study of its kind has revealed.Sentencing and Immediate Custody in Wales: A Factfile found that in 2017 (the latest figures available) there were 154 prisoners per 100,000 of the population of Wales, compared with 141 per 100,000 of England. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, England, Law, Wales, Society, UK News, UK criminal justice, Prisons and probation, EnglandWales

The Startling Sexual Harassment Allegations Against A California Judge –See Also

These Allegations Are Something Else: The judge is accused of 20 years of sexual harassment. UCLA Law Dean Weighs In On California Bar Exam: Welcome Jennifer Mnookin to the pages of ATL. Tragic News: Former Sullivan & Cromwell chairman dies in a house fire. What's Wrong With Tech Shows? Let's discuss. Just What Your Collection Needs: A Mueller action figure.
Tags: Law, California, Ucla, Mueller, Sullivan Cromwell, Jennifer Mnookin, See Also

Title Ix University Issue

My question involves civil rights in the State of: Kentucky I'm posting here because the Title IX division is overseen by the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. I'm not positive if this is the correct place. I am a graduate of a public university. My ex husband has a DVPO against him by me. He enrolled in this university, and I was supposed to be returning there for my Master's. I contacted the school to find out if they had procedures in place for this type of situation. They d...
Tags: Law, Kentucky, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department

On Emojis And Shutdowns

Here are two concepts that shouldn't fit together, but welcome to 2019.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Biglaw, Thinking Like A Lawyer

Excellent Test Scores Aren’t Really A Requirement At This Law School

You don't need a 180 on the LSAT to go here.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day

10 Things You Need to Know About Advertising Your Law Firm on Facebook

Even if you have been advertising on Facebook for some time, you may not realize that, like Google, Facebook algorithms change all the time and the strategy you set for your ad campaign yesterday may not work in the same way for you today. Here are 10 things about Facebook advertising you need to take into consideration when developing your social media marketing campaigns: Different devices call for different campaigns. Facebook’s ad platform offers ad delivery across multiple devices automa...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Facebook Ads, Custom Audiences, Audience Network, Facebook Advertising, Google Facebook, Social Media Marketing for Law Firms, Google AdWords Facebook

"They Don't Send The Lawyers To Jail Because We Run The Country"

An attorney has been censured by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The Attorney Grievance Committee commenced this disciplinary proceeding by a petition of charges (Judiciary Law § 90[2], Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR]... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division

Curiosity Is The Foundation For Innovation

A focus on curiosity is a great way to build a culture ready for long-term change and its attendant challenges.
Tags: Law, Evolve the Law, Foundation For Innovation

Opinion analysis: Justices uphold arbitration exemption for transportation workers in rare victory for arbitration opponents

Arbitration month at the Supreme Court continued this morning with the unanimous decision in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira – following by a single week the unanimous decision in Henry Schein v. Archer & White Sales. New Prime, though, is anything but business as usual: Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion for a unanimous court rejects a claim for arbitration for the first time in a string of more than a dozen of the Supreme Court’s cases stretching back more than a decade. Indeed, I doubt the court has r...
Tags: Featured, Supreme `` Court, Law, Congress, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, Henry Schein, John Roberts, Ginsburg, Kavanaugh, INS, Oliveira, Gorsuch, Merits Cases, Chadha

Here’s the Note Coast Guard Members Got on Their First-Ever Day Without Pay

It's the first time in history that American military service members have not been paid during a shutdown
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Onetime

Junior high school students caught forming swastika with their bodies

California youths traded racist and violent messages in county called ‘hotbed for white supremacists’A group of California junior high students were caught forming a swastika with their bodies on school grounds and exchanging racist and violent messages on a group chat, administrators said.The scandal at Matilija junior high school, which culminated in an emotional meeting with parents and school officials Monday night, has sparked intense debate in a region that has experienced a sharp increase...
Tags: Education, Children, California, Race, Society, US news, US education, Matilija

I’ve Talked With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know

Author Laurie Halse Anderson shares her insights into what we aren't telling our boys
Tags: Books, News, Uncategorized, Society, Laurie Halse Anderson

The Limits Of Constitutionally Guaranteed Free Association

The state possess an inherent power to encourage commerce, but how far can that power be exerted over the moral values of consumers?
Tags: Law, Israel, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Free Association, Tyler Broker, Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS

"Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took a $100 million bribe from international drug traffickers..."

"... according to a witness at the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo," the NYT reports.ADDED: Remember Trump's (leaked) conversation with Peña Nieto, back in August 2017?You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are willing to help you with that big-league. But they have to be knocked out and you have not done a good job of knocking them out. We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs beca...
Tags: Crime, Law, Drugs, Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump, El Chapo, Pena Nieto, Nieto, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy

A Beginner’s Guide To The Biggest Week In Legal Technology

For anyone in legal operations who has not yet attended Legaltech, it can be a little overwhemling. Here's some advice to get you through it.
Tags: Technology, Law, LegalWeek, Legal Operations, Mike Quartararo, Legatech

"... your clearest signal for fake new[s]."

Putin puppets #CNN and Max Boot do Russia's bidding by destabilizing the U.S. with "Laundry List" Persuasion, your clearest signal for fake new. (If they had one good reason, that's all you would see.)— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 15, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, Cnn, Scott Adams, Max Boot, Ann Althouse, Fake News

"The Clemency Process Is Broken. Trump Can Fix It."

The title of this post is the title of this notable new Atlantic commentary authored by Rachel Barkow, Mark Holden and Mark Osler.  Here are excerpts: It took six years of intense wrangling to get the First Step Act passed. Clemency reform, however, requires the action of only one man. The president can act alone to fix what Congress did not. ​Even the First Step Act’s primary nemesis, Republican Senator Tom Cotton, has acknowledged a role for clemency, saying as part of his attack on the legis...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, White House, Kanye West, Atlantic, Department Of Justice, South Carolina, Tom Cotton, Willie Horton, Douglas A Berman, Weldon Angelos, Prez Trump, Mark Osler, Alice Johnson Prez Trump, Rachel Barkow Mark Holden

TenPoint Nitro XRT Crossbow

The new TenPoint Nitro XRT delivers their fastest crossbow yet in a super maneuverable package that's creating a lot of buzz among crossbow hunters.... Read more... The post TenPoint Nitro XRT Crossbow appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, New Products, Bowhunting Blog, ATA2019, TenPoint Nitro XRT Crossbow

"Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday suffered a humiliating defeat over her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union..."

"... thrusting the country further into political chaos with only 10 weeks to go until it is scheduled to leave the bloc. The 432-to-202 vote to reject her plan was one of the biggest defeats in the House of Commons for a prime minister in recent British history.... Now factions in Parliament will seek to seize the initiative, an unpredictable new stage in the process of withdrawing from Europe, known as Brexit.... With no consensus behind any one pathway, and a vanishing window for further nego...
Tags: Europe, Law, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Parliament, Brexit, Ann Althouse

Webinar: Contract Management For Successful Negotiation [Sponsored]

Register today and join our expert panel on January 23rd to learn how to rethink the negotiation process as a business process.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content

Arrest Rights of Convicts

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Iowa What do police need to abduct a convicted felon? On TV crime shows, it looks like all that is needed is to locate such a person anywhere outside a licensed private address and simply tell them they are being detained until police decide otherwise. Bystanders will be indifferent if the cop says something about previous convictions. Am I missing something? If you would rather direct me to a FAQ for this likely common concern, please do!
Tags: Law, Iowa, Criminal Procedure

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