Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Ninth Circuit: Commercial Brand Names Can Be Expressive Speech

In Punchbowl, Inc. v. AJ Press, LLC, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a trademark win for upstart news outfit Punchbowl News. In doing so, the court held that First Amendment protection extends to the names of commercial enterprises. This ground-breaking decision heralds the expansion of traditional fair use defenses to any trademark infringement claims where a … Continue Reading

Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 23 May 2016

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from: EU EU Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive The Court of Justice of the EU Advises that IP Addresses are Personal Data France The CNIL Publishes Blanket … Continue Reading
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