If The Shoe Fits… Own It. OSU And Horseshoe Casino Battle It Out Over Trademark For “The Shoe”

OSU seeks trademark protection for the Horseshoe nicknamed "The Shoe"

The university has dropped the other shoe against Caesar’s Entertainment, which owns the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio. Caesar’s filed a trademark registration for “The Shoe,” as the name of its Cincinnati casino concert venue. OSU seeks to block Caesars’ application, saying the two are direct competitors because both hold concerts at their venues.

What Does Popeyes’ $43M Fried Chicken Recipe Say About Your Intellectual Property?

Popeyes Chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken finally owns its recipes for chicken and biscuits. According to a recent bizjournals article, Popeyes paid the family of its founder, Al Copeland, $43 million for the copyright to the core recipes for its famously spicy food. Previously, the company had been paying $3.1 million in royalties to the family each year. The company will still continue to pay royalties to the Copeland family for the sauces.

E-Commerce Software Is On DocketFor Supreme Court With Closely-WatchedBusiness Method Patent Case

Today, you don’t think twice about clicking a button on Amazon or Priceline to make a purchase, but complex underbelly e-commerce engines drive these systems. These software programs are protected by nuanced business method patents that have come under question. Business methods and computer software programs are significant components of today’s high-tech and innovation-focused economy. …Read More

Strauss Troy Welcomes Attorney Kevin Sprecher

  Attorney Kevin Sprecher joins the firm as a member of the Strauss Troy Corporate | Business group and head of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. His work emphasizes all aspects of intellectual property law including U.S. and international patent prosecution, portfolio management and counseling, as well as licensing, internet issues, brand development, U.S. and international …Read More