Running On Empty: Trademarks And Bankruptcy

Law360, New York (April 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Weeding through the U.S. Bankruptcy Code is like practicing trademark law: best left to the experts. However, neither a trademark practitioner nor a trademark owner or user can afford to operate in complete ignorance of bankruptcy law principles.

Many companies which owned and operated under high profile trademarks for decades have recently filed for bankruptcy, and, with the business and goodwill of these companies go their trademarks.

Since trademarks are often one of the most valuable assets a company may own, their disposition in a bankruptcy...
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