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Trademarks in M&A Due Diligence

JD Supra Law

Due diligence of trademark registrations can get lost in the shuffle. In a complex merger or acquisition, there are many moving parts. But thorough review of brand assets can help avoid pitfalls and maximize the investment. By: Erise IP

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Additional Considerations on IP Due Diligence for Prospective Investors of Emerging Life Sciences Companies

JD Supra Law

Following our first article on IP due diligence considerations for prospective investors of emerging life sciences companies, we’re taking an in-depth look at the due diligent action items that can help with decision-making and risk-assessment calculations for a potential investor.

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Role And Significance Of IP Due-Diligence In M&A Transactions In India

IIPRD

Hence, more and more mergers and acquisitions involve intellectual property which gives rise to the demand for Intellectual Property (IP) Due-Diligence at the time of Mergers, Acquisitions, etc. Evolving Significance of IP Due-Diligence for an M&A Transaction.

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IP Due Diligence: Issues in M&A Transactions

Traverse Legal Blog

A main focus in most M&A transactions involves conducting intellectual property (IP) due diligence, including patent due diligence in order to properly assess risk involved in the potential transaction. It is very important to thoroughly and carefully review each of the above-mentioned considerations during the due diligence stage in order to develop a comprehensive and accurate risk assessment strategy.

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NFT Due Diligence Lessons From Recent Cases

IP Law 360

Four pending federal cases involving disputes over nonfungible tokens highlight important questions to ask when conducting sale and purchase due diligence for NFTs, including concerns related to infringement, misappropriation or other intellectual property claims, say attorneys at Covington

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NFT Copyright License Rights: Due Diligence is Critical.

Traverse Legal Blog

On the Kings of Leon NFT sale site, you can identify the owner and other due diligence information. Due Diligence Checklist for Your NFT Purchase. Do your due diligence to understand what you’re buying with your NFT purchase.

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Intellectual Property Due Diligence Considerations for Prospective Investors of Emerging Life Sciences Companies

JD Supra Law

The objective of an intellectual property due diligence investigation is to provide an evaluation of the quality of the IP assets that cover the company’s commercial products and services.

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Human rights due diligence BHR

Herbert Smith Freehills

Human rights due diligence BHR Conducting a human rights due diligence exercise for a client on an infrastructure project in a conflict affected region. . Services: Business and Human Rights Client Name: Human rights due diligence

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[Video] Patent Portfolio Management: Strategies for Navigating Due Diligence for Startups

JD Supra Law

Patent due diligence is an imperative tool for businesses to assess the risks associated with transferring and/or acquiring patents. This process aims to identify potential validity, enforceability, and infringement issues. These are particularly important considerations for startups.

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Key Considerations for Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

JD Supra Law

When two parties engage in a merger or acquisition, there are several processes that must take place before the transaction can be completed, including due diligence of the seller’s assets—and particularly the seller’s relevant and material intellectual property (IP).

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Branding Due Diligence – Make it or Break it

Selvam & Selvam Blog

I am sure you would agree that by now the brand owner would be staring at an impending bankruptcy due to the enormous cost of rebranding. To make sure you create the right perception for the brand, thorough due diligence is a must.

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Noted with Interest: The Importance of IP Due Diligence in Bankruptcy Proceedings: The Sale of Il Mulino Restaurants’ Intellectual Property

JD Supra Law

On August 12, 2021, the U.S.

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?Due Diligence During COVID-19 - What's A Purchaser's Attorney To Do?

GDB Firm Blog

When purchasing a cooperative or condominium unit, it is common for the purchaser's attorney to perform some due diligence on either the cooperative corporation or the condominium association. Now that managing agent offices state-wide are closed to non-essential employees, how can a purchaser's attorney complete this final phase of the due diligence process

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Infographic | Essential category in due diligence

Olartemoure Blog

La entrada Infographic | Essential category in due diligence se publicó primero en OlarteMoure | Intellectual Property. Data Privacy Infographics

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How AI helps cut your costs – but not your confidence – during due diligence

IAM Magazine

Cutting-edge software has the potential to revolutionise how lawyers evaluate patents during M&A transactions, helping layers to achieve the all-important balance between thoroughness and speed. Industry report

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How pharma in-house teams do M&A deals

Managing IP

Lawyers give advice on the best way to perform IP due diligence in multibillion dollar deals

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Storage Wars: the price of overlooking hidden intangible assets

IAM Magazine

Companies are failing to conduct proper due diligence assessments that consider intangible assets, which is proving detrimental to their organisation’s true value

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The Risks In Lateral Hiring, And How To Avoid Them

IP Law 360

As law firms increasingly recruit laterals, they must account for ethics rules and other due diligence issues that can turn an inadvisable or careless hire into a nightmare of lost opportunity or disqualification, says Mark Hinderks at Stinson

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Trademark surge at USPTO stifles Madrid and pharma filers

Managing IP

The 63% increase in filings, largely being driven by Chinese applicants, has forced brand owners to double down on organisation and due diligence

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[Audio] PODCAST: Williams Mullen's Trending Now: An IP Podcast - Paralegal Insights: A Collaborative Trademark Practice

JD Supra Law

In this episode of Trending Now - An IP Podcast, Janet Cho and Elizabeth Davenport provide helpful tips for anyone interested in trademarks and the due diligence process, including search options and the utility of such research.

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IP and tech driving M&A as Asia ramps up digitisation

Managing IP

In-house sources explain why IP and tech are gaining importance in M&A in Asia, and share insight on due diligence and tips for successful transactions

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Digital intermediary guidelines evoke a wave of litigation in India

Managing IP

Ranjan Narula of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys takes a look at the new due diligence mechanism and considers why this has caused a backlash

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Storage Wars: the price of overlooking hidden intangible assets

IAM Magazine

Companies are failing to conduct proper due diligence assessments that consider intangible assets, which is proving detrimental to their organisation’s true value

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Ready, set, grow: Winning the M&A race for renewables developers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

As competition rises, acquirers will become more disciplined to capture value from renewables targets by aligning with long-term strategy, enhancing due diligence, and ensuring business continuity. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas Electric Power

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New Protecting American Intellectual Property Act Authorizes Sanctions for Trade Secret Theft

JD Supra Law

Though the scale of PAIP implementation remains to be seen, its enactment may impact IP dispute resolution and commercial due diligence worldwide. On January 5, 2023, President Joe Biden signed into law the Protecting American Intellectual Property Act of 2022 (PAIP).

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Patent Strategy Considerations After Caltech Estoppel Ruling

IP Law 360

Broadcom decision, its errata and subsequent case law applying inter partes review estoppel highlight the need for thorough due diligence and precise development of litigation strategy before deciding to enforce or invalidate certain patents, say attorneys at Goldberg Segalla The Federal Circuit's recent Caltech v.

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Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions

Biswajit Sarkar Copyright Blog

IP due diligence. The term “due diligence” refers to the process of looking into matters such as party ownership, asset identification, asset appraisal, and whether the business will be advantageous to us. Due diligence on IP benefits both buyers and sellers.

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How Patent Owners Should Be Rethinking Venue Selection and Case Strategy in a World Without Waco

IP Watchdog

Litigants and lawyers who previously relied on Judge Albright’s favorable procedural rules and efficient trial schedules as a proxy for more rigorous due diligence will now need to take a closer look at the merits of their cases when considering whether and where to file.

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Post-assignment validity challenges: limits to the doctrine of assignor estoppel and implications of Minerva

IAM Magazine

The judgment of the US Supreme Court in Minerva Surgical, Inc v Hologic, Inc regarding the limitations of the doctrine of assignor estoppel sheds light on best practices for transactions and due diligence. International report

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Post-assignment validity challenges: limits to the doctrine of assignor estoppel and implications of Minerva

IAM Magazine

The judgment of the US Supreme Court in Minerva Surgical, Inc v Hologic, Inc regarding the limitations of the doctrine of assignor estoppel sheds light on best practices for transactions and due diligence. International report

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Guidelines for antitrust compliance programs

Olartemoure Blog

The Guide contains traditional risk management guidelines, such as identification, analysis, assessment and treatment, and emphasizes the importance of carrying out due diligence processes for the proper management of companies.

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New rules on recording final beneficiaries

Olartemoure Blog

Colombia’s tax authority – DIAN – closed 2021 regulating how final beneficiaries are recorded on the Sole Registry of Final Beneficiaries – RUB –, and also regulating the Non-incorporated entity identification system – SIESPJ –.

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IFPI & MPA Oppose ‘New Safe Harbors’ in Digital Services Act

TorrentFreak

Due Diligence Should Be a Safe Harbor Factor. The issue of due diligence is of particular interest to rightsholders. They believe that such a clause would remove the incentive to comply with due diligence obligations.

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Judge Throws Out Triller Lawsuit Against ‘Jake Paul’ Pirate Streaming Site

TorrentFreak

Insufficent Due Diligence – Court Dismisses Case. ” Noting that the due diligence standard and dismissal factors support dismissal of the case, the Judge did just that.

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Ellenoff Grossman Can't Escape Malpractice Claim

IP Law 360

A New York federal court tossed all allegations by blockchain company RocketFuel against its former counsel Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP on Friday except for a legal malpractice claim over due diligence work on patent applications that the company obtained in an acquisition

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Emerging Arbitration Issues In Outsourcing Disputes

IP Law 360

William Tanenbaum and Alan Kolod at Moses & Singer offer a series of pandemic-era tips for arbitration proceedings to settle disputes between outsourcing providers and customers, such as how to handle both virtual hearings and the COVID-19 restrictions that risk impairments to due diligence

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Hallmarks of an Ethics and Transparency Program

Olartemoure Blog

Risk-based third-party due diligence (partners, intermediaries, suppliers, agents, consultant and joint-venture partners, distributors, advisors, etc.), According to the Superintendency of Corporations in Colombia.

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Government Funding For an Anti-Semite: They Knew For a Month. And Did Nothing.

Michael Geist

Questions include: What due diligence – if any – was conducted in awarding money to CMAC?

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Amendments to IT Rules

IP and Legal Filings

Due diligence requirements: Online gaming intermediaries are required to comply with all due diligence requirements applicable to intermediaries in general under IT Rules 2021.

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Optimizing Research to Drive Food Innovation and Organizational Success

Velocity of Content

We get so enamored with finding the answer we’re looking for in our research that perhaps we don’t always do the due diligence. When we do acquisitions, you have 30 people visit the site to do due diligence. Just what does that due diligence entail?

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Do You Know The Best Way to Protect Your Intellectual Property?

azrights

The branding industry tends to choose names for their clients and leaves it to them to consult lawyers for due diligence checks. Intellectual Property (IP) is part and parcel of business, yet it abounds with misconceptions.

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San Diego Metro Magazine Names Fish & Richardson Senior Principal John Phillips a 2021 Top Attorney

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

He represents startups to Fortune 500 corporations in inter partes and ex parte post-grant work, due diligence and freedom-to-operate investigations, patent opinions, and strategic patent prosecution.

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Webinar: Trademark Transactions for the Generalist In-House Counsel

Trademark and Copyright Law Blog

Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Your company has invested in developing its goodwill and protecting its brands, and now seeks to bring in partners. Or perhaps your company seeks to grow by on-boarding third-party brands. Trademarks form a key asset in many business transactions, but overlooking important details and traps for the unwary can lead to unintended consequences.