Hackers Making Selective Changes to Trademark Filings Underscore the Value of IP Assets

Bad guys are always looking to profit from other people’s properties and intellectual property (such as trademarks) is not the exception. You may be surprised that, yes, people steal businesses names, logos, copyrighted material, and that bad actors are getting more sophisticated in the way they take advantage of the owners. They are going high-tech. Just last week, mid-October 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an e-mail alerting trademark owners of…

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EU implements data protection rules that will bring new and improved e-rights to consumers

Contribution by Carmen Cornejo   Years before the Cambridge Analytical scandal, the European Union (EU) planned reinforcing data privacy online and ambitiously set the date of May 25th, 2018 for companies’ compliance. This new standard enhances and creates new individual rights. As you can imagine, these efforts by the EU are a big deal and the adoption is making headlines in the tech and legal world and the intersection of both. But most of the companies and…

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