Bridge the GapSci® is Building Bridges Toward a Better Future

Bridge the GapSci, LLC is a nonprofit organization that came to fruition in 2015 when five Ph.D. students at Penn State had a vision of helping younger generations in West Africa to learn about science by delivering research supplies to schools.  In fact, they pitched this idea at Pennsylvania State University’s Ag Springboard competition and won the first place prize of $7,500 to...

Be on the Look Out for these Trademark Scams

Oftentimes, Oliver & Grimsley will hear from our trademark clients about letters they received regarding their marks coming from what appear to be official sources.  These letters will ask that clients make a payment, upwards of hundreds of dollars or more, and indicating their marks are about to expire, or offering to provide some other service such as adding the mark to a directory. These...

Mike Oliver and Kim Grimsley Recognized Again in the 28th Edition of the Best Lawyers®️ in America

Best Lawyers, an international lawyer ranking and referring source that is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, has announced its 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2022, which will include Mike Oliver and Kim Grimsley.  In order to be featured, lawyers are nominated, critiqued by currently recognized lawyers on the caliber of their work, and analyzed accordingly. Mike...

Kudos to Our Client Hunt A Killer, a Creative and Explosive Maryland-based Company with Exciting Adventures Coming Your Way!

Hunt A Killer started in 2016 with a plan to immerse its audience in the world of crime solving. Mixing the cultural fascination of true crime with the game play strategy of a roleplay tabletop game, their monthly subscription box quickly took off with consumers, and the company has grown with more than 3 million game boxes shipped. Now, the Maryland-based company that started with a pair of...

75 Years of the Lanham Act

Earlier this month, the Lanham Act saw its 75th Anniversary.  On July 5th, 1947, the Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act, went into effect after being signed by President Harry S. Truman the year prior.   The Lanham Act created the modern day national trademark registration system and enforced federal protections for trademark holders.  Expanded upon throughout the...

Kim Grimsley recognized in Best Lawyers 2021 “Women in the Law” Edition

The sixth annual “Women in the Law” Business Edition of The Best Lawyers in America released June 4th, 2021 and lists Oliver & Grimsley’s own Kim Grimsley as one of the four named women in IP in the Baltimore area. The publication features female attorneys from across the United States in all practice areas that are honored with the Best Lawyer distinction. To...

Happy World IP Day, from Oliver & Grimsley

Happy World IP Day!  World IP Day was created 21 years ago and is celebrated on April 26th each year.  It is a day to raise awareness of IP (Intellectual Property, which includes trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and patents) and how IP impacts daily life.   Each year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) chooses a new theme.  This...

DHHS fine for HIPAA Computer Security Violations held arbitrary and capricious

In University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center v. US Dept of Health and Human Services, No. 19-60226 (5th Cir. 1/14/2021) the Fifth Circuit held that the DHHS' fine for violating the HIPAA Security Rule was "arbitrary, capricious, and contrary to law." To say that the government lost this case is an understatement - the government's arguments were roundly rejected in broad language - so much...

Oliver & Grimsley named a Tier 1 Baltimore and Tier 3 National firm in Information Technology Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2021

Oliver & Grimsley has been publicized in the 2021 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” report – and has been since the firm’s inception in 2013.  The report names Oliver & Grimsley as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Firm in Baltimore for Copyright, Information Technology, and Trademark Law and a National Tier 3 Firm for Information Technology Law.  This was made...

Mike Oliver named again to the Best Lawyers® in America list, his 15th year on the list

Oliver & Grimsley's own Mike Oliver has been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers® list for his work in Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Trade Secrets Law and Trademark Law. Mike has been on this list for 15 years (since 2006). Mike was also named Copyright Law Lawyer of the Year in 2020 for Baltimore (the third time). He has previously been named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in...

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