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Nike Plays Defense Against Gronkowski

by Mari-Elise Paul
Posted on October 12, 2017

In April 2016, Gronk Nation LLC filed two applications for registration of himself in silhouette form spiking a football. Gronk’s “trademark move” is the Gronk spike, so it is no wonder that the logo he is seeking to protect looks like this: One of the applications was for use in connection with clothing and the...… Continue Reading

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SCOKY Drops the Ball in Unifund

by Richard A. Vance
Posted on August 22, 2017

The Kentucky Supreme Court offered a new interpretation of Kentucky‚Äôs usury statute, KRS 360.010, in a collection case involving a credit-card receivable. Unfortunately, SCOKY interpreted a statute that did not apply. Harrell, a consumer, had a credit card agreement with Citibank, N.A., a national bank with headquarters in South Dakota. The interest rate was 27.24%....… Continue Reading

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