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After serving two years on the Best Practices subcomittee of the International Trademark Association’s Data Protection Committee, Tara was selected to remain on the committee for another two-year term. Her current work on the committee includes drafting best practices for brand owners in the especially challenging area of international data transfers in the wake of

All the Ways in One Case
You can’t enforce what you don’t own.1For a certain value of “own.” jQuery(‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_5888_6_1’).tooltip({ tip: ‘#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_5888_6_1’, tipClass: ‘footnote_tooltip’, effect: ‘fade’, predelay: 0, fadeInSpeed: 200, delay: 400, fadeOutSpeed: 200, position: ‘top right’, relative: true, offset: [10, 10], }); That might seem fundamental to copyright law, but it’s frequently overlooked

We are so thrilled to share this milestone with you. Ten years ago, Rick and Tara opened the doors on a law firm built to serve technology start-ups and small businesses in Nashville. We began as an intellectual property, technology and dispute resolution firm. Since that time, we

I recently co-authored a short article earlier this month for the International Trademark Association Bulletin. In it, we discuss the recent cross-border data transfer issues wrought upon the EU and the US since the Schrems II decision last year and its aftermath. In fact, the decision has messed with data transfers out of the EU

Last time, Tara discussed one of the three intellectual-property Easter eggs in that massive must-pass “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.” You probably know the bill better as “that gigantic omnibus spending bill” or perhaps the “COVID-19 Relief Bill.” Tara discussed the two trademark-related Easter eggs. I’ll focus on the copyright one now.
The copyright Easter

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law. This massive 5660 page bill consolidated Covid-19 economic assistance to America with an omnibus 2021 bill that covers everything from pipelines to Asian carp. It also resolves a decades-long discussion in U.S. copyright circles by enacting a small claims adjudication body, makes