You Snooze, You Lose: The Doctrine of Laches in Trademark Enforcement
A recent, closely-watched decision by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California threw out trademark infringement claims against Silicon Valley giant Dropbox, Inc. based on the doctrine of laches. Henry Weiner says the decision serves as a useful warning against complacency and “gotcha” tactics in trademark enforcement for businesses, big and small.
Objections to Form, Foundation, and Instructions Not to Answer: Do You Know the Deposition Rules?
Objections to both the form of the question and foundation, if made at the time, can be cured by the questioner. Thus, the rules indicate that those objections are waived if not made at a deposition, but such waiver often does not have much practical effect. In addition, lawyers should be cautious about instructing a deponent not to answer a question unless there is a claim of privilege at issue.
Sneak Peek: Assistive Reproductive Technology – Who Is the Parent?
Advances in assistive reproductive technology are giving new parentage options to individuals who are in same-sex marriages, are dealing with infertility, or both. But Wisconsin law is not keeping pace. Which leads one to ask: Who is the “parent” when a surrogacy agreement falls apart?