Litigation Surveys/Lanham Act Surveys

Three Essential Elements of a Genericness Survey

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So, you need a genericness survey, but you don’t know where to begin? This article explains the process for measuring genericness. To start with, there are two main types of genericness surveys: a Teflon survey, and a Thermos survey.The Thermos survey has its merits, and it might be appropriate in some cases. However, the Teflon survey is more commonly used in genericness cases, Read More Three Essential Elements of a Genericness Survey

Apple v. Samsung: The Next Round of Survey Evidence

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Most readers of this blog know that over recent years, Apple and Samsung have engaged in high-profile litigation over certain patents used in smartphones and tablets. A decision was just provided in a trial involving five patents from Apple, and two patents from Samsung.

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Survey Evidence to Evaluate Religious Freedom, Discrimination and a Dress Code Sign

Some readers will no doubt have heard about the recent case in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, involving seven Chassidic shop owners who posted a dress code sign in their shops. The sign required that shoppers be modestly dressed, and was written in English, Hebrew, and Spanish. According to the sign, “Shorts,” “Barefoot,” “Sleeveless,” and “Low Cut Neckline” were not allowed in the store. See the sign to the left.

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