USSC to Rule on Disparaging Marks

The  United States Supreme Court, unsurprisingly, has granted cert in the Lee v. Tam case, concerning the issue of disparaging trademarks. This case involves the Asian-American band "The Slants".  The band sought to register the name as a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which refused to do …

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A Field Trip to 3M and AIPLA’s Spring Meeting

A Field Trip to 3M and AIPLA’s Spring Meeting

  In advance of the American Intellectual Property's 2016 Spring Meeting in Minneapolis, the Women in IP Law Committee held a leadership meeting on the campus of 3M. With leaders from across the nation and even from other countries, it was a significant opportunity to engage in strategic planning, …

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Women in the Business of Sports

Women in the Business of Sports

Faegre Baker Daniels was delighted to recently host and sponsor a CLE event presented by Sports Circle Indy and the Sports Lawyers Association. The event, called Changing the Conversation on Women's Leadership in Sports, featured a panel of leading women in the sports industry, including: Carlie …

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Trade Secrets Now Protected by Federal Law

Trade Secrets Now Protected by Federal Law

Yesterday, President Obama signed Senate bill 1890 into law. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 creates a private cause of action at the federal level for trade secret misappropriation. This important step provides a more consistent approach to protect trade secrets related to products and services used in …

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Flex Time and Lawyers

I am happy to share this article from the ABA's Perspectives magazine on flex time and lawyers. I was interviewed for this article, and am pleased to have given some examples of how various types of working arrangements can be beneficial for law firms and their lawyers. (Also, my firm recently was honored by …

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Being a Lawyer and Having a Life

I was recently interviewed for an article on women in the legal profession. On July 15, The Indiana Lawyer published the article, which included a discussion of the results of a 2014 ABA study of the topic. It noted that female lawyers have made “significant strides” in the profession, while also noting that …

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