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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the Trademark Way

Although St. Patrick himself is steeped in hundreds of years of legend, there are a few remaining things that we know today. Many scholars credit him with bringing Christianity to the Irish people. We celebrate him on the 17th of ...
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Virginia Becomes 2nd State to Pass Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

On March 2nd, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”), making Virginia the second state to enact comprehensive data privacy legislation.  The new law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2023, combines concepts ...
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2021 JOLT Symposium: Emerging Technology in Law

Rina Van Orden recently attended the University of Richmond’s Journal of Law & Technology Spring Symposium. The event focused on “Emerging Technology in Law” and included topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and bridging the access gap. One panel covered ...
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How We Read Across America

Today, March 2nd, marks National Read Across America Day. This day celebrates and stands as a reminder of how important it is for children and teens to read. In honor of this celebration of reading, our team brainstormed some of ...
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Trademark Modernization Act: What You Need to Know

Congress passed the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 on December 27th. It will become effective one year after its passage and aims to support businesses’ marketing and branding decisions in relation to their trademark registrations. As it introduces significant revisions ...
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Valentine’s Day Fun Facts!

Candy, flowers, and even heart-shaped pizzas may come to mind when preparing for the 14th of February.  But where do these traditions come from? How are Americans celebrating this year? Here’s some fun facts about Valentine’s Day:   Not surprisingly, the Legend of St. Valentine bears ...
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Clarifying Non-Compete Law in Virginia

In 2020, Virginia passed legislation creating prohibitory rules regarding noncompete agreements. This statute follows several other states which have created similar laws. In Virginia, employers cannot enforce noncompete agreements against low-wage employees. To fully understand and know what next steps ...
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What You Need to Know About the CASE Act

The CASE Act of 2020 establishes a new Copyright Claims Board (“CCB”) to hear infringement, noninfringement and misrepresentation claims which meet certain criteria.  Generally, the Act provides a less expensive method for harmed parties to assert copyright claims short of ...
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Will Trademark Holders Lose Rights in the UK?

While the United Kingdom formally withdrew from the European Union early last year, the Brexit transition period officially ended on December 31, 2020.  During the transition period, European Trade Mark Registrations (EUTMs) still extended to the UK and provided EUTM ...
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January Focus: Self-care and Wellness

Self-care can mean a lot of different things and everyone practices it a little differently. We wanted to highlight some of the ways that our team has been taking care of our well-being. To celebrate the new year, we decided ...
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Christmas Festivities  

As the year comes to a close, our team has Christmas on the mind.  The holidays feel like an extra important time to show appreciation for one another and have some fun, especially considering the unforeseen circumstances of this year. Although ...
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Birthday Celebrations  

Our GLO team celebrated two birthdays in December! First, our administrative assistant extraordinaire Jennifer Lovings relaxed on a day off to enjoy her favorite treat: Gelati Celesti. On the 15th, we came together for the birthday of our founder and managing ...
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