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Maine Governor Restricts Restrictive Covenants
The Act places limits on non-compete agreements and bans restrictive employment agreements.
United States
8 Aug 2019
The Increasing Importance Of Trade Secrets And Trade Secret Asset Management Explained
Trade secrets have, up until recently, been somewhat ignored. When I started to pay attention to trade secrets, some of my colleagues and contacts probably thought that I was mad.
United States
23 Jul 2019
First UK Supreme Court Decision On Restrictive Covenants For 100 years
It is also an accepted principle that a UK court will not rewrite an employer's covenant.
19 Jul 2019
New Hampshire Governor Bans Non-Compete Agreements For Low-Wage Employees
On July 11, 2019, Governor Sununu signed S.B. 197 into law. S.B. 197 prohibits an employer from requiring an employee who makes 200% of the federal minimum wage ($14.50) to sign a non-compete agreement ...
United States
18 Jul 2019
New Amendment To Chinese Trademark Law Seeks To Combat "Bad Faith" Filers
On April 23, 2019, the 10th Session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People's Congress in China (NPC) amended the Chinese Trademark Law.
United States
12 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Issues Decision Significantly Expanding The Scope Of FOIA's Confidentiality Exemption
On June 24, 2019, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media and resolved fractured circuit splits about the parameters for when the government may withhold information from...
United States
8 Jul 2019
"A Very Tortured Argument"—Lawyer Cannot Use Bar Membership To Skirt A Bargained-For Restrictive Covenant In The Sale Of A Non-Legal Business
While it is well-settled law that an attorney cannot be bound by an agreement restricting the right to practice law
United States
28 Jun 2019
Not All Is Lost For California Employers: Enforce Non-Compete Forfeiture Provisions Through ERISA Top Hat Plans?
Even before the California Supreme Court decided Edwards in 2008, employers knew all too well the woes of attempting to enforce non-competes against California employees.
United States
19 Jun 2019
USPTO Allows Hemp-Related Trademarks On Or After December 20, 2018
Federal trademark registrations are now possible to obtain for some hemp-related trademarks.
United States
17 Jun 2019
Federal Judge Confirms That Massachusetts' New Non-Compete Law Does Not Require Garden Leave Or Massachusetts Choice Of Law
As we've previously written about on this blog, last summer the Massachusetts legislature passed a non-compete reform bill which went into effect on October 1, 2018.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Clearing Trademarks: Back To Basics With Practical Tips And Tricks
In this article, Amy provides strategies for avoiding potential pitfalls surrounding the use and registration of a trademark.
United States
29 May 2019
Licensees Can Use Trademarks Despite Licensor's Rejection Of License In Bankruptcy
The Court's ruling addresses a long-standing dispute over the trademark issue.
United States
27 May 2019
Webinar Recap! The Defend Trade Secrets Act: 3 Years Later
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 created a federal civil cause of action for owners of trade secrets that have been misappropriated.
United States
22 May 2019
Washington State Governor Signs Law Severely Limiting Non-Competes
Washington state has joined the ranks of an ever-growing number of states that impose significant restrictions on employee non-compete agreements.
United States
17 May 2019
FINRA Issues Guidance On The Handling Of Customers When A Broker Leaves A Firm
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued some expectations/guidance to industry members on FINRA's expectations when a broker leaves for another firm.
United States
15 May 2019
Get Out Your Popcorn: Former Director Of R&D Accused Of Stealing Secret Popcorn Recipes
Caramel Crisp LLC, the owner of Garrett Popcorn Shops, the renowned Chicago-based purveyor of deliciously flavored popcorn, recently filed suit in federal court in Chicago against its former director of research and development, ...
United States
15 May 2019
Likely To Be Dazed And Confused – An Update
Regular readers will recall that in March we blogged about cannabis-related trademarks. We now have an update:
United States
15 May 2019
Nursing Assistant's "Self-Help" Attempt To Bolster Her Discrimination And Wage Claims Backfires In Spectacular Fashion
As readers of this blog know, most trade secret misappropriation claims are brought in civil complaints—but a recent case out of Pennsylvania reveals how quickly the tables can turn on a civil
United States
10 May 2019
Law Firm's ADA Database Is Not A Trade Secret According To Pennsylvania Court
The Alleghany Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently denied a law firm's request to enjoin its former partner from retaining a database that contained various information
United States
29 Apr 2019
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