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Riding Your e-Bike ‘wherever’ you want?

Sports & Recreation
08/25/2016 - By: Douglas Tumminello

Bike ride, anyone?  Electric bicycles – e-bikes – are quickly growing in popularity as technology improves and prices fall, and regulations are working to catch up.  Currently, a patchwork of laws, regulations, and even definitions abound, confusing what types of bikes can be used where.  Generally, e-bikes, which have an integrated electric motor for propulsion, […]

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Category: Outdoor

Governor Hickenlooper Considers Executive Action to Cut Carbon from Colorado’s Power Sector?

Energy & Environment
08/25/2016 - By: Dietrich Hoefner

With the Clean Power Plan currently stayed in federal court, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper appears to be considering his own options to act unilaterally on climate change. In a draft executive order leaked this week, the Governor’s office recounts the challenges of clean air and climate change and directs Colorado’s state agencies as follows: Colorado […]

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Who Moved My Beer? (Part 2) – Hangover Prevention

Intellectual Property
08/23/2016 - By: Griffin Lee

Recap In Part 1, we examined what happened to [LAST NAME] Brewing (formerly Dale Bros. Brewery). After growing as a craft brewery for 11 years, they felt they were large enough as a company to file for a trademark to protect their name… and then got denied. These types of situations are more common than […]

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Category: Trademark

Practice Pointer: NEVER NEVER ever ever sell your name….unless “they” pay you a lot of money.

Fashion
08/18/2016 - By: Gary Nelson

The fashion industry is blessed with many ultra-talented designers.  And it is quite common for a talented and well-known designer to seek out investors in order to create a brand around the designer’s name.  Joseph Abboud and Adriano Goldschmied come to mind as examples. Typically, when a designer and investors team up, a corporate entity […]

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Category: People, TTAB

New Antitrust Rules for IP – Comment Period Now Open

Intellectual Property
08/15/2016 - By: Shane Olafson

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice proposed on August 12, 2016 to revise the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (the “IP Licensing Guidelines”) for the first time in over two decades.  Since 1995, the IP Licensing Guidelines have provided guidance to businesses and the public regarding potential antitrust issues that […]

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Category: Other

Arizona Public Service Company Rate Case Proposes Changes to Net Metering and Residential Demand Charge Implementation

Energy & Environment
08/11/2016 - By: Thomas Campbell

On June 1, 2016, Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) filed an application for a rate increase with the Arizona Corporation Commission (“ACC”).  APS is requesting an increase in base rate revenue of $165.9 million or 5.74% net of existing adjustor mechanisms.  APS also seeks to transfer to base rates $267.6 million that is currently collected […]

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