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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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/ Business, Trademarks

Historic Names Restored to Yosemite Lodging Icons

There’s no better way to celebrate old friends than to visit them on their birthday.  So when the National Park Service’s birthday rolled around on August 25, Kat decided to fly to Yosemite.  Pictured here is her visit to Mariposa ...
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/ Trademarks

Decorative, Ornamental, and Aesthetically Functional – A Cautionary Tale

Decorative, Ornamental, and Aesthetically Functional – A Cautionary Tale They can be seen everywhere: funny phrases, beautiful works of art, and hip logos adorning hats, shirts, and apparel of all sizes and shapes.  But no matter how cool the design, ...
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/ Trademarks

Patchwork of State Privacy Laws

Earlier this year, we wrote about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how California was following suit by passing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This law will come into effect on January 1, 2020.  The CCPA ...
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/ IP & the Internet, Privacy

Pam Visits Israel

Last month, Pam took some time out of the office to visit the Holy Land.  Pam made the pilgrimage to Israel along with fellow worshipers from Hope Church.  On her trip, she visited Bethlehem and the birth place of Christ, ...
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/ Practice Developments

Kat Promoted to Partner

Gavin Law Offices, PLC is proud to announce that after her hard work and dedication, Kat Gavin has been promoted to Partner. We are looking forward to all we can accomplish as a team  with Kat in this position. Congratulations, ...
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Canadian Trademark Law Changes

Canadian Trademark Law Changes On June 17, 2019, Canada will enact new regulations aimed to bring Canadian trademark law in line with other companies like the United States.  Below are pertinent changes that will affect how you file and/or maintain ...
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/ Trademarks

GDPR update: 1 Year Later

One of the most significant data privacy laws enacted, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), brought substantial changes for organizations which are located in the EU or process the personal data of individuals residing in the EU.  In ...
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/ IP & the Internet, Privacy

Katie’s U.K. Adventure

Our own Katie Van Schooneveld took some time out of the office in April, to travel in the United Kingdom, visiting many notable filming locations across Scotland and England. Below are a few photos highlighting her visit. Katie visited Inverness, ...
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/ Practice Developments

Pam Gavin Interviewed by CBS 6

Thanks to SonaBank P.O.W.E.R, on Wedesday April 10, 2019 our very own Pam Gavin was interviewed by CBS 6's Jessica Noll. Tune in to the video here, to learn more about Gavin Law Offices, Pam's journey to where she is ...
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