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By Calla E. Yee, Stephen Feingold, Theodore Davis Jr.
Every trademark lawyer knows that between the fifth and sixth year after registration the trademark owner must file an affidavit of use.
By Susan Pangborn, James Smith, Russell Jones, Randall Avram, Craig McDougal, Christin Jones
In our October 9, 2015 Legal Alert, we informed readers that California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act, which amended the existing California equal pay statute.
By Gary Bronstein, Christina Gattuso, Aaron Kaslow, Edward Olifer, Eamonn K. Moran
The court's reasoning relied heavily in part on the fact that the CFPB is an independent agency headed by a single director and not by a multi-member commission, and that the director is only removable by the president "for cause."
By Randall Avram, Susan Pangborn, James Coil III, Kathryn McConnell
On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to offer their employees paid sick leave.
By Erica Dominitz, Julie Lierly, Heather Habes
Hartford filed an action for declaratory relief regarding the new Fluor Corporation's right to insurance coverage under the policies.
By John Alden, Randall Avram, Russell Jones, Susan Pangborn, Charles Feuss, Drew Kifner
The revised standard announced by the NLRB allowed it to rely on BFI's indirect control over the employment conditions of workers supplied by Leadpoint.
By Allison Dobson Ph.D.
Perhaps the most significant proposed change is the allowance of "new testimonial evidence" to accompany a Patent Owner Preliminary Response.
By John Jett, Rupert Barkoff, Christopher Bussert, Marc Lieberstein, James Faris Jr.
Under the previous standard, a company such as a franchisor could be a joint employer if it had direct and immediate control over working conditions.
By Vanessa Tollis, Charles Hodges II
The United States finally took its first step toward a more competitive tax position for intellectual property in the United States.
By Caroline Spangenberg, Edmund Kneisel
Perhaps no case has generated as many citations and commentary on the subject of liability coverage for "construction defects" as Weedo v. Stone-E-Brick, Inc., 81 N.J. 233, 405 A.2d 788 (1979).
By Paul Haughey
On July 17, the PTAB posted two representative/informative opinions on its website. One dealt with the scope of estoppel, and the other with discovery requests.
By Randall Avram, Diane Prucino, Linda Usoz, Jennifer Everitt
On July 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in a 3-2 decision, held that Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee based on the employee's sexual orientation.
By Mark Riedy, Robert Edwards Jr., Steven Levitas, Matt Ferguson, Guy Molinari, Benjamin Snowden
On June 24, 2015 the Rural Business Cooperative Service of the United States Department of Agriculture issued an Interim Final Rule...
By Susan Pangborn, Linda Usoz, Russell Jones, James Smith
On July 13, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law clarifying amendments to California's paid sick leave statute, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.
By W. Blackburn, Richard Cicchillo, James Steinberg, W. Barkley, Christopher Bussert, James Paine Jr., Sidney Welch, Joshua Ganz, John Jett
The practical takeaway from the Early case (and many others like it issuing regularly from Georgia's appellate courts) is the importance of auditing key existing agreements containing restrictive covenants.
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