Sarah Tremont is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, where she is a member of the Intellectual Property Rights and Litigation Groups. Her practice involves trademark advisory work as well as consumer class action defense.
Apple and Amazon.com have ended their lawsuit over use of the phrase “App Store” in marketing the companies’ competing interfaces for selling smartphone applications. On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the case based on an agreement between the companies that will allow both to continue using the term. … Continue Reading
The SEC has confirmed that public companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to disseminate material information, provided that investors are alerted in advance that information will be disclosed in this fashion. This guidance came in a Report of Investigation under Section 21(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, issued … Continue Reading
The Obama administration issued a statement on Monday declaring that consumers not bound by service agreements should be able to unlock their cellular devices for use with other network providers. In the official response to a petition on the We The People website, a senior White House advisor on the Internet, innovation and privacy agreed … Continue Reading