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Volume19
Year2010
TitleAssignments of Property Rights in Medical Practices: An Illustration of Trademark Assignment Principles
Author(s)Joe Cole
First Page211
AbstractTrademarks have a peculiar restriction on their alienability. The assignment of a mark must be accompanied by a transfer of the good will connected with the mark. I begin by examining how the "assignment in gross" rule limits the transfer of marks for medical practices. Then I compare the trademark rule with state laws governing the transfer of medical practices.