• Posts Tagged ‘merger’

    There’s The Episcopal Church and Then There Are Episcopal Churches

    by  • September 23, 2019 • trademark • 0 Comments

    In 2012, the South Carolina Diocese of The Episcopal Church declared that it disassociated from parent The Episcopal Church, a hierarchical church. The common understanding is that it was because of the ordination of gay clergy and acceptance of same-sex unions, although the disassociating diocese differs with that characterization. As a result there are...

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    You Need to Take Care of the Little Details

    by  • June 3, 2015 • patent • 0 Comments

    Every patent litigation starts with an examination of the chain of title, or at least it should. Often there are multiple inventors; every link for each one has to be there, and even the language of the employment agreement has to be just right. Even after that, every corporate assignment has to be done...

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    A Contract Isn’t “Intellectual Property” Just Because You’ve Named It That

    by  • September 11, 2010 • copyright

    Thanks to Bill Bryner at Kilpatrick Stockton for a report on a recent 4th Circuit decision.  It’s about copyright and furniture, which leads to discussion of some of the more unusual intellectual property legal theories. I’m interested in the challenge to ownership of the copyright in the furniture designs. In 1994, a predecessor company,...

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