Day: December 24, 2015

Seventh Circuit Dismisses Autodialer TCPA Case

December 24, 2015 This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissing a lawsuit alleging autodialer- related liability against AllianceOne Receivables Management, Inc. (“AllianceOne”). The suit was brought by Wayne Norman, an individual with whom this firm …

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Refusal to Register Disparaging Trademarks Ruled Unconstitutional

December 24, 2015 On December 22, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down a provision of the federal Lanham Act which prohibited the registration of “disparaging” trademarks by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). Specifically, the Court found parts of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act unconstitutional. …

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