ASU cannot sue Covid Parties Instagram Posts’ Owner for Trademark Infringement 

Arizona State University (ASU) and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) cannot sue the owner of an Instagram account over trademark infringement claims. The Ninth Circuit upheld the lower court decision in May 2022, throwing out ABOR-ASU’s lawsuit. The University’s ire was directed at an Instagram content creator. He used the ASU logo and other marks to promote “COVID parties” and other misinformation postings, which risk public health. The reason for the dismissal was implausibility.…

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What to Know Now: Trademarks 101

Independently of the size of their business, owners must pay attention to the trademark basics. Many business owners dedicate efforts and money to branding, but without the trademark protection, others can steal the brand. Without careful research, your branding may be infringing on other’s property. Here are the Trademark Basics. Trademarks are identifiers of your company, product, or service. These identifiers can be a logo, a name, or a slogan. For example, when you buy…

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Cryptocurrency: Beware of Frauds and Scams

New monetary instruments such as Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies are attracting investors. However, they are also fertile ground for frauds or scams. What are cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrency is digital money. There is no physical thing representing it. It is mostly used to avoid banks and regulatory agencies. Cryptocurrencies do not have the same protection as the US dollar. Examples of cryptocurrencies are Bitcoins, Etherum, Litecoin, and others. In addition, these new instruments can be very volatile.…

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