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Ideas for Thanksgiving in 2020

As the leaves change and the temperatures drop, we realize that the holidays may look a little different this year. We pulled together some suggestions to avoid forgoing time with loved ones or your favorite seasonal dishes. Here are some ...
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U.S. Trademark Office to Increase Filing Fees for 2021

The United States Trademark Office recently announced that it will increase a number of its filing fees on January 2, 2021.  The increases apply to a wide variety of filings, including the fees for initial trademark applications.  We have included ...
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/ Business, Gavin Law Offices, Trademarks

Gavin Team Life During Covid

Although 2020 has not gone as planned, that didn’t stop the GLO team!  We’d like to congratulate both Pam Gavin and Rina Van Orden on their respective weddings which took place in spite of the pandemic.  Pam enjoyed a quiet ...
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U.S. Data Privacy Law – 2020 Update 

By now, many of you have likely heard of the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”).  The law, passed by California’s State Legislature in 2018, became effective on January 1, 2020.  The CCPA gives California residents more control over the personal information that businesses collect about them, granting residents the right to know how businesses use/share their personal information, the right to ...
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/ Business, Data, Gavin Law Offices, Privacy

GLO Team Updates

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Sewell returned to the firm on March 9th, 2020 following a parenting sabbatical. Known for extensive experience in matters from trademark portfolio management to privacy issues and beyond, we are lucky to have ...
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Copyright Registration for Short Online Literary Works

The Copyright Office recently implemented a new method of group registration for short online works that simplifies the registration process and provides a much more cost-effective path to protection.  This development offers a great opportunity for bloggers and other authors ...
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Navigating the Legal Landscape in Changing Times

Rina Van Orden sat down with Taylor Quinn from Filmspire to chat about how Gavin Law Offices assists clients in protecting their intellectual property and navigate the legal landscape during these changing times ...
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Trademark Maintenance During Business Interruptions

During this unpredictable time, we have a few practical trademark maintenance tips that could save “future you” time and money. Foundationally, trademark rights are maintained via use of the mark in commerce. For federally registered marks, this use is evidenced ...
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2020 Update: Data Privacy Laws in the United States

After the European Union passed the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in 2016, the world watched to see whether the United States would adopt a similar data privacy law at the federal level.  While U.S. lawmakers, the tech industry, and ...
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/ Business, Data, IP & the Internet, Privacy

Rina’s Return to Rome

As someone who studied abroad in Rome, I thought I had seen it all.  (Well, truly, I don’t think that’s possible – there’s an unending list of things to see in the Eternal City.)  On my recent return trip to ...
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/ Practice Developments

IP Rights in Halloween Costumes

When I was growing up, I, like many children, wore homemade costumes of my favorite characters for Halloween – saving my parents money versus the store-bought alternatives, but certainly costing my mother time.  With a rise in intellectual property protection ...
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/ Copyright, Trade Dress, Trademarks

Recording Trademark Registrations with U.S. Customs

Every year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processes millions of cargo containers passing through the over 300 ports of entry into the United States.  CBP examines the imports, searching for – among other criminalities – violations of intellectual property ...
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