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Accountability Partners

Take the guesswork out of legal fees with our new program, Accountability Partners (AP). AP puts YOU in the driver’s seat!  Every month, your AP legal advisor will schedule a consultation to listen to and help you evaluate your priorities ...
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/ Practice Developments

Pamela Gavin Elected as NAWBO Board Member

We are please to announce that Pamela Gavin has been elected as a member in the National Association of Women Business Owner's Board of Directors for 2015-2016! ...
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Popularity of gTLDs

The volume of registrations in new gTLDs indicates that they are generating sustained interest on the part of consumers and brand owners. A review of the ten most-registered gTLDs to date provides some insight into the popularity of gTLDs:[1] .xyz, ...
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/ Business, IP & the Internet

Forbes Legal Black Book!

We are pleased to announce that Gavin Law Offices has been chosen by Forbes as a member of the Legal Black Book for 2015/2016! The Forbes Legal Black Book is comprised of "elite law firms recognized for providing critical legal ...
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U.S. Trade Representative’s 2014 Notorious Markets Report Includes Domain Name Registrars

The U.S. Trade Representative recently released its 2014 Notorious Markets report identifying offline and online markets that deal in infringing goods or sustain global piracy and counterfeiting. For the first time, the Notorious Markets report identifies Internet domain name registrars ...
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Brand Protection in the New gTLD Era

Take a moment and pull up your internet history from the last week. Look at the domain names listed in the history report. What do these websites have in common? Most sites have similar domain name configurations. Meme.com. News.net. Company.org ...
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/ IP & the Internet, Trademarks

A Likelihood of Preclusion

An eighteen-year dispute between B&B Hardware Inc. (B&B) and Hargis Industries Inc. (Hargis) has culminated in the first substantive trademark case[1] to be heard by the United States Supreme Court in a decade.[2] At issue is the relationship between the ...
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/ Trademarks

Pamela Gavin Selected as Virginia’s Legal Elite!

Pamela Gavin has been selected by her peers as a member of Virginia's Legal Elite in the Intellectual Property category for 2014! ...
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Protecting Your Trademarks in the New Age of Domains Names

As you may know, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently decided to open up more than 1,000 domains outside of the .com, .net, and .biz variety. Many new domains are now available and more are coming ...
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/ Business, IP & the Internet

Are Your Marks Protected from Genericide?

Federal trademark law allows a party with standing to cancel the registration of a mark deemed “generic.” Under the Lanham Act, the recognized test for generic marks is “the primary significance of the registered mark to the relevant public.” See ...
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/ Trademarks

Gavin Law Offices has Moved to a New Office

On October 25, 2013 Gavin Law Offices, PLC moved to a new office. The firm’s new address is: 2229 Pump Road Richmond, VA 23233 ...
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/ Practice Developments

Gavin Helps to Feed Children in the Commonwealth

Gavin Law Offices, PLC contributed 6,025 pounds of food to the Legal Food Frenzy winning 3rd Place Small Firm donations per capita. As a team, we have helped feed insecure children and adults throughout the Commonwealth ...
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