Intellectual Property

A Shady Challenge to A Sunglass Company’s IP

A Shady Challenge to A Sunglass Company’s IP

A Shady Challenge to A Sunglass Company’s IP The world of fashion and beauty is intensely competitive – sometimes ruthlessly ...
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Partner Marcus Harris on Leading By Example and Leading From Behind

Partner Marcus Harris on Leading By Example and Leading From Behind

“Leading from behind,” especially in a law firm and the need to look beyond mere financial rewards. I talk about ...
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Implications for ERP Users of Teradata Accusing SAP of Stealing IP

Implications for ERP Users of Teradata Accusing SAP of Stealing IP

Implications for ERP Users of Teradata Accusing SAP of Stealing IP SAP, one of the world’s largest developers and vendors ...
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Coke Zero’s Out on Coke Zero Trademark

Coke Zero’s Out on Coke Zero Trademark

Coke Zero’s Out on Coke Zero Trademark Sometimes, even a Fortune 100 company can get in trouble over a trademark ...
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SAP Stirs A Hornet’s Nest of Worries Over New ERP Pricing Scheme

SAP Stirs A Hornet’s Nest of Worries Over New ERP Pricing Scheme

After allowing its ERP customers to plug third party software into SAP’s software for a number of years without saying ...
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ERP Software Systems Will Be Big Beneficiaries of The IoT

ERP Software Systems Will Be Big Beneficiaries of The IoT

When the 3GPP standards body approved New Radio specs for 5G telecommunications at the end of December 2017, it cleared ...
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Confronting Trademark Bullies and Infringers Requires Playing Tough, Not Dirty

Confronting Trademark Bullies and Infringers Requires Playing Tough, Not Dirty

Today, the world is filled with so-called “trademark bullies,” large companies that seem to take a perverse pleasure in going ...
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IP Summit Learns How ERP Contracts Can Head Off “Train Wrecks” For Users and Vendors – Part III

IP Summit Learns How ERP Contracts Can Head Off “Train Wrecks” For Users and Vendors – Part III

Over the past two days, I’ve been blogging about my presentation to the IP Summit on June 5, 2018 in ...
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IP Summit Hears Lessons for Users On Avoiding ERP Installation “Train Wrecks” – Part II

IP Summit Hears Lessons for Users On Avoiding ERP Installation “Train Wrecks” – Part II

Yesterday, I blogged about my speech to the IP Summit in Chicago on June 5, 2018 that showed vendors ways ...
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IP Summit Hears Why So Many ERP System Installations Go Off the Rails – Part I

IP Summit Hears Why So Many ERP System Installations Go Off the Rails – Part I

I addressed the 4thannual IP Summit on June 5, 2018, in Chicago on Avoiding an ERP Implementation Train Wreck. This ...
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Is Your ERP Sales Team GDPR Ready?

Is Your ERP Sales Team GDPR Ready?

Like many businesses, vendors have been scrambling to adjust the software in their ERP system to be compliant with the ...
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Faking It: Counterfeit Products Plague the Cosmetics and Other Consumer Product Industries Study Shows

Faking It: Counterfeit Products Plague the Cosmetics and Other Consumer Product Industries Study Shows

In a new study of the counterfeit cosmetics industry released in early June 2018, Red Points Solutions S.I. revealed that ...
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Is Viet Nam The New China for Stealing IP?

Is Viet Nam The New China for Stealing IP?

Counterfeit products flooding the U.S. and world markets is a huge problem, and historically China has accounted for 86-percent of ...
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Learn How To Avoid An ERP Implementation Nightmare

Learn How To Avoid An ERP Implementation Nightmare

Learn How To Avoid An ERP Implementation Nightmare Like Longfellow’s little girl, when things go bad with an ERP implementation, ...
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Take a Wrong Turn with ERP and Wind up in Court

Take a Wrong Turn with ERP and Wind up in Court

In the absence of basic planning and exquisite attention to contractual obligations, companies embarking on ERP deployment can end up ...
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This Bud’s Not for You: Anheuser-Busch’s ERP Contract Dispute Settles Quietly

This Bud’s Not for You: Anheuser-Busch’s ERP Contract Dispute Settles Quietly

Although an “amicable settlement” was reached nearly a year ago, news of the agreement between Anheuser-Busch and SAP did not ...
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Change Management A Key Part of Successful ERP Implementation

Change Management A Key Part of Successful ERP Implementation

As an ERP software system attorney who negotiates contracts and litigates disputes, I’ve seen four things that can doom a ...
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Lack of Intellectual Property Protection in China Worries American Companies, Slows R&D: Survey

Lack of Intellectual Property Protection in China Worries American Companies, Slows R&D: Survey

As we wrote on April 18, 2018, protecting American intellectual property in China is a far bigger issue than the ...
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Can AI Improve ERP Systems Efficiency Markedly?

Can AI Improve ERP Systems Efficiency Markedly?

On April 16, 2018, a select committee of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords issued a report on the ethical ...
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IP and JVs: Several Ounces of Protection Is Worth Tons of Cure

IP and JVs: Several Ounces of Protection Is Worth Tons of Cure

When President Trump announced a series of steep, punitive tariffs against China, much of the media’s attention was on how ...
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Customized ERP Systems Require Customized Contracts

Customized ERP Systems Require Customized Contracts

Customized ERP Systems Require Customized Contracts At the beginning of 2018, numerous organizations and people involved in various aspects of ...
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Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions About GDPR

Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions About GDPR

Debunking 5 Common Misconceptions About GDPR As we wrote here recently, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) places ...
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ERP Systems Being Used by More Industries with Greater Customization

ERP Systems Being Used by More Industries with Greater Customization

ERP Systems Being Used by More Industries with Greater Customization Not unexpectedly, manufacturers continue to be the biggest users of ...
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GDPR: The Management Issue Too Few ERP Executives Are Thinking About

GDPR: The Management Issue Too Few ERP Executives Are Thinking About

GDPR: The Management Issue Too Few ERP Executives Are Thinking About Perhaps the most serious issue that few businesses in ...
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Some FAQs About Taft Stettinius & Hollister, and Why I Moved My Practice

Some FAQs About Taft Stettinius & Hollister, and Why I Moved My Practice

Some FAQs About Taft Stettinius & Hollister, and Why I Moved My Practice Clients and potential clients have asked why ...
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Protecting Developers, Vendors and Implementers Against ERP Security Breaches

Protecting Developers, Vendors and Implementers Against ERP Security Breaches

It’s only a matter of time. Although it has not happened yet, eventually a major Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) system ...
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Arnstein & Lehr Partner Marcus Harris Talks ERPs And What to Do IF They Fail

Arnstein & Lehr Partner Marcus Harris Talks ERPs And What to Do IF They Fail

Arnstein & Lehr Partner Marcus Harris Talks ERPs And What to Do IF They Fail On July 6, 2017, DigiToshi published an ...
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Protecting Product Packaging And Product Configuration

Protecting Product Packaging And Product Configuration

Marcus S. Harris Law Journal Newsletters ​Marcus Harris authors article on registering and protecting product packaging trademarks. The article explains ...
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5 Things We Can Expect from ERP This Year

5 Things We Can Expect from ERP This Year

This year, technological advancements are on the rise, especially for the enterprise. Artificial intelligence will gain new force, and blockchain ...
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Responding Effectively To Threats Of Litigation: Tips For ERP Vendors

Responding Effectively To Threats Of Litigation: Tips For ERP Vendors

If you have been in business long enough, you are likely to be threatened with a lawsuit. In the context ...
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Five ERP Software Negotiation Tips For Gas & Oil Industry Companies From Software Licensing Attorney Marcus S. Harris

Five ERP Software Negotiation Tips For Gas & Oil Industry Companies From Software Licensing Attorney Marcus S. Harris

In our practice, we represent many Oil and Gas Industry clients. While most ERP vendors have functionality that they promote ...
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Tips For Negotiating With Enterprise Software Vendors Like SAP, Infor and Epicor

Tips For Negotiating With Enterprise Software Vendors Like SAP, Infor and Epicor

Upgrading a legacy enterprise software system, or licensing a new one, is one of the most important strategic decisions a ...
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Should You Litigate Or Mediate Your Dispute With Your ERP Vendor

Should You Litigate Or Mediate Your Dispute With Your ERP Vendor

After a failed or problematic implementation, it is common to assume that taking your ERP vendor to court is your ...
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Open Source "Piggybacking"

Open Source “Piggybacking”

In a previous post, we described a lawsuit filed by Rosetta Stone against competitors for “piggybacking” Rosetta Stone’s trademarks in ...
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Dr. Dre Does It And So Should You: Fighting Counterfeiting

Dr. Dre Does It And So Should You: Fighting Counterfeiting

Earlier this week, CNN.com published a story detailing how Chinese fakes were cashing in on what CNN termed “Dr. Dre’s ...
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Nice shoes, are they Christian Louboutins or YSL knockoffs?

Nice shoes, are they Christian Louboutins or YSL knockoffs?

The red bottoms of Christian Louboutin shoes make each pair instantly recognizable; Christian Louboutin filed a lawsuit against Yves Saint ...
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Apple sues Amazon over the use of "Appstore"

Apple sues Amazon over the use of “Appstore”

Apple recently filed a lawsuit against Amazon claiming that Amazon is infringing on Apple’s trademark by using the term “Appstore” ...
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Warner Bros. knocks out Mike Tyson’s tattooist in ‘Hangover Part II’ copyright suit

Warner Bros. knocks out Mike Tyson’s tattooist in ‘Hangover Part II’ copyright suit

S. Victor Whitmill, the tattoo artist who created and tattooed Mike Tyson’s facial tribal tattoo, filed a lawsuit against Warner ...
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Top 15 Comical Trademark Applications

Top 15 Comical Trademark Applications

The Business Insider ran an article containing what it deemed to be some of the most ridiculous trademark attempts.  Some of ...
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Yellow Tail sues Little Roo for trademark infringement: can you differentiate a wallaby from a kangaroo?

Yellow Tail sues Little Roo for trademark infringement: can you differentiate a wallaby from a kangaroo?

The Australian makers of Yellow Tail wine, the best-selling wine in the United States recently filed suit against The Wine ...
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Ford Sues Ferrari for F-150 Trademark Infringement

Ford Sues Ferrari for F-150 Trademark Infringement

Ford Motor Co. has filed a lawsuit against Ferrari for trademark infringement stemming from Ferrari’s decision to use the term ...
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Facebook Sues TeachBook for Trademark Infringement

Facebook Sues TeachBook for Trademark Infringement

While its been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this is seldom the way its taken when ...
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Burlington Coat Factory Pays Treble Damages to Fendi

Burlington Coat Factory Pays Treble Damages to Fendi

Burlington Coat Factory was ordered Monday to pay triple damages to Fendi for knowingly infringing Italian fashion company Fendi's trademarks ...
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6 Tips for Independent Video Game Developers

6 Tips for Independent Video Game Developers

1. Development: NDAs and Employment Agreements;  2. Pre-release: Identify Your Intellectual Property; 3. Pre-Release: Register Your Intellectual Property; 4. Release ...
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The Importance of Trademark Searching

The Importance of Trademark Searching

We had a brief conversation with a prospective trademark client recently. This client failed to fully comprehend the importance of ...
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