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Beware of Patent Troll: July Update

July 3, 2013: 

NAR Associate Counsel Katie Johnson's blog post discusses how to deal with letters alleging a patent violation for emailing scanned documents.

Homeowner’s Wind Turbine Ruled Nuisance

June 26, 2013: 

Nevada's highest court affirms injunction barring the construction of a wind turbine inside a residential subdivision.

Changes to MLS Policy Statement 7.57

June 24, 2013: 

Changes to MLS Policy Statement 7.57—which deals with MLS services that can be considered core, basic, and optional services—were approved at the 2013 Midyear Meetings. A Q&A about these changes follows.

AHRN Antitrust Counterclaim Dismissed

June 19, 2013: 

Maryland court dismisses entire counterclaim filed by the company that runs Neighborcity.com against NAR and MRIS, a Maryland-based MLS.

Legal Podcast: Patent Infringement Letters

May 31, 2013: 

NAR Associate Counsel Katie Johnson discusses how members can respond to letters that allege a violation of a patent for emailing scanned documents.


Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the REALTOR® Trademarks

May 30, 2013: 

How much do you know about the National Association of REALTORS® registered trademarks? Take this quiz to find out.

Key West Association Wins Federal Copyright Case

May 30, 2013: 

A federal district court in Florida has awarded $2.7 million to the Key West Association of REALTORS® Inc. in its copyright infringement action against Robert Allen.

Lawsuit Over Zoning Disclosure Continues

May 30, 2013: 

Massachusetts court orders jury to consider allegations that real estate professional had inaccurately described the property's zoning to the buyer.

Legal Action Funding Case Report - Midyear 2013

May 24, 2013: 

Read a summary of the cases that received financial support during NAR's 2013 Midyear meetings.

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks

May 17, 2013: 

5 Things You Need to Know About the REALTOR® Trademarks