Weekly IP Buzz for the week ending August 23, 2019
In this week’s post, we discuss a trademark infringement lawsuit in Austin, Texas over the famous “Bob Armstrong Dip” sold by Matt’s El Rancho restaurant.
Also, California’s adoption of the CCPA may have far reaching implications for businesses in the other 49 states of the U.S. that do business with California residents. The prevalence of e-commerce business with the 3rd largest state may force California’s CCPA law nationwide.
Battle of the Chip Dip -- "Bob Armstrong Dip" Lawsuit
Matt’s El Rancho (“Matt’s”), a Tex-Mex restaurant located in Austin, filed suit in late June against Horseshoe Hill Cowboy Café (“Horseshoe”) in Fort Worth, and its founder, Grady Spears, for infringing its BOB ARMSTRONG DIP trademark (Reg. No. 5,135,570).
Read the full article here.
GDPR-lite? California Adopts Stringent CCPA to Protect Consumers
In 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), slated to take effect the first day of 2020. The CCPA, with protections so similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) that it is known to many as “GDPR-lite,” regulates data breaches and consumers’ privacy. While it is definitely not as all-encompassing as the GDPR, it does offer, by far, the strictest regulations regarding consumer privacy to date in the United States.
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Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charitable movement devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time, and publishes Thriving Attorney, a blog dedicated to exploring the business of the practice of law, productivity and performance for attorneys, and other topics such as law firm leadership and management, law firm culture, and business development for attorneys.
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