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Forget that Prince had no Will, What About the Estate Tax Problems?
May 5, 2016

John E. Ottaviani

There has been a fair amount of buzz in the days after Prince’s death about his estate plan, whether he has a Will, whether he did or did not do any planning.

Did Led Zeppelin Steal the Stairway to Heaven?
April 14, 2016

John E. Ottaviani

Did Led Zeppelin copy the opening of its iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” from a lesser-known band?

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Refusal to Register Disparaging Trademarks Struck Down on First Amendment Grounds
January 2016

John E. Ottaviani

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a 9-3 decision in In re Tam, has declared a provision of the federal trademark law unconstitutional as violating the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.

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