No more DIY in the US for Foreign Trademark Registration

Courtesy of our friend David Copland, a trademark lawyer based in Dresden, Germany: Amendments to the Trademark Rules of Practice published in the U.S. Federal Register of July 2, 2019 require as of August 3, 2019 all foreign trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to a TTAB proceeding are required to use a U.S.-licensed attorney forContinue reading “No more DIY in the US for Foreign Trademark Registration”

German court decides Parents can’t access deceased child’s Facebook account

A German appeals court has decided that the Facebook account belonging to a deceased minor cannot be accessed by the deceased minor’s parents, according to German business website Handelsblatt. A couple in Berlin sued for access to the Facebook records of their daughter after she was killed by a subway train in Berlin, hoping toContinue reading “German court decides Parents can’t access deceased child’s Facebook account”