Presentation: “Partly Sunny with a Chance of Rain II”: Forecasting the Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

Below is a link to my presentation on the legal issues presented in cloud computing, updated from my original presentation on the topic 3 years ago.  This presentation was well attended and received by the Dallas Bar Association’s Computer Law Section (again), so I hope you will find it equally informative…enjoy! “Partly Sunny with a […]

Coloring Outside the Lines: Challenging Color as a Protectable Trademark?

Watching my oldest son color in his many coloring books and notebooks is a sight to behold. His crayon and marker meanderings may not sway a more “unbiased” eye, but to me, he’s a budding Kandinsky. I am continually amazed by his creativity…and, for an energetic little boy, the casual disregard for the lines he is supposed to color within. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder…and in the context of trademark rights, such aesthetics appear to be at the core of a simmering area of trademark law involving the use of color as a trademark in the fashion industry.

Lines in the Sand: Handling a Trademark Bully on the Digital Playground

Unlike the seemingly never-ending Texas heat this past summer, at least the temperature of one dispute has cooled down (if not completely cooled off).  On or about August 25, 2011, Facebook apparently settled its ongoing trademark dispute with parody site Lamebook (although I am sure Facebook does not legally agree with the “parody” characterization).  As […]

From Launch Date to Court Date: The Curious Case of the Motorola Xoom

Ever since Apple’s launch of is iPad tablet helped jump start (if not redefine) the tablet computer marketplace, other manufacturers have been playing catch-up for a piece of the action.  As Apple’s launch of the iPad 2 was looming on the horizon, Motorola launched its own Android-based tablet computer the end of February 2011 to […]